Another great post, as always, Sujith.
This is a very confusing topic and maybe will remain so, even to so called “technicians”.
On a sider note, TP Link routers have been my brand of choice (I’m in Brazil) and D-Link models the ones to be avoided, since they are the most faulty ones, 7 out of 10.
how to use ACT modem as rooter?
dear sir, i have newly purchased hauwei 556 a modem but unable to use with adsl bsnl broadband fixe line. please gudie me.
After connecting the router with Ethernet cable access the configuration settings page by typing 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1 in browser. Use VPI VCI as 0, 35 for BSNL connection. Connection type PPPoE, User id and password as supplied by BSNL.
what to do if my computer is not connected to the internet then how can i access the configuration settings page by typing 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1 in browser.
pls reply soon
To access 192.168.1.1 you need not to be connected to internet.
How powerful are the wireless signals ?
I live in an old house with 20 inch thick walls and high ceilings (10 ft)
I plan to use 2 computers set on 2 floors ( Ground floor and 1st floor)
Thank you .
You can position the wireless router somewhere in a mid location of both the floors
Thanks for tthe good informations sir
I found 3 ADSL Modem cum router with 3G backup in India.
1. NETGEAR DGN2200M WIRELESS N300 ADSL MODEM ROUTER
2. TP-LINK TD-W8968 300Mbps
3. Huawei HG556a
There is a big price difference between 1st and the next 2. Can you suggest the pros and cons for these and which one should I go for?
I want to use it with my Airtel phone connection with 3G as a backup. I would prefer if there is no restriction on the 3G dongle which I use.
Can u please tell me as what is the difference between
two models of TP-link modem .
Dear Sir, your information is very useful. I searched for the model in ebay i.e. Huawei HG556a 3G Wi-Fi Lan Router/Adsl2 . I read the specifications and I came to know that it is not ‘N’ type. So please suggest a N type model with 3G backup but with lower price as similar to this.
Also is there any unlock methods available to convert to N type or any software/firmware upgrade?
Hope to get reply from you….
Conversion to an N type router through Firmware/software update is not feasible. You have to go for another one.
sir which is better N300 of dlink or Iball because both r d’link which one to choose
Do I need a modem also for bsnl broadband with asus RT 12n c1 router..
Please suggest me if yes then which is the best router cum modem.
very useful and informative. Thanks a lot. I could understand a bit about wi-fi router cum modem (ADSL Routers).
Please confirm if the iball IB-WRA 150N 150M Wireless ADSL2 Router is compatible with Airtel Broadband?
Yes Mr. HP. iball IB-WRA 150N will support Airtel Broadband…
I am having Easy box 630A with me. I want it to connect to BSNL Broadband.
The first thing is to connect Line form BSNL there is RJ 45 socket on modem where as the BSNL line is RJ 11 connector.
Then the second thing is for configuration I couldn’t change vpi/vci to 0/35 from 0/32.
kindly advise on the above ie., how to make it workable for BSNL broadband
Quite an informative post. I’ve been trying to figure out how to go about setting up this home network all day and I think I finally have some clarity. I’m going to invest in a WD Cloud, and get myself a 300-600mbps router. The whole idea is setting up my own cloud because I travel a lot and my Air doesn’t have that kind of memory.
I was very tempted to pick up the Apple Time Capsule -it supports the 801.11ac protocol and everything else, plus doubles up as a router and an NAS. The only problem there was that I would then need to also invest in a router since it’s not ADSL.
Anyway thank you again, and let me know if you have any thoughts on the subject.
sir , which is better router between D-Link DIR-600M Wireless N150 Home Router and Digisol 150 Mbps Wireless Broadband Home Router.
Hey I have digisol dg-bg4011n router. I have inter connection of act broadband and g broadband. Guide me how to use the router for this as everyone is saying that I can’t use this router causr this a adsl 2 router only phone connection can be connected to this. As its line port has rj11 port instead of rj45 port. Please guide me. It has normal land port to but in the output section. Pleas help
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