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Topic # 13382 7-May-2007 17:51

Does anyone have any expereince in removing the Telecom firmware that comes with their 'free' D-Link DSL 302G ADSL modem?
I think I might have flashed a friends with the default firmware a year ago but damned if I can remember.
There seems to be no end of them on trade me so I was thinking of buying one, flashing it to normal and using as normal (and not on Telecom)

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  Reply # 69859 7-May-2007 20:38
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Yeah you can do that but you don't need to. You can use them on Orcon or another ISP if you want just by changing the login/password. At least thats all I ever did.

Theres a few cool embedded linux distros for those wee devices that look cool.

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  Reply # 69935 8-May-2007 15:51
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Agree, Xtra just adds it's banner and a page for entering a "@xtra.co.nz" user name.  You just need to go to a different page (with more options) to enter a non-Xtra user name.  It works.  I did not bother flashing mine, but some time ago I did upgrade to the latest Xtra firmware which is available from the D-Link web site so I presume it is the same as the latest D-Link firmware.




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Reply # 73510 5-Jun-2007 19:38
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Hi, can you please tell me how to use the telecom modem for another ISP? I tried using the telecom installation CD but it didn't work. Thank you ver much.

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  Reply # 73515 5-Jun-2007 20:28
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hotttnickkk: Hi, can you please tell me how to use the telecom modem for another ISP? I tried using the telecom installation CD but it didn't work. Thank you ver much.

lol why would the Telecom install CD enable you to use a different ISP?

What make and model of modem do you have?
What ISP are you wanting to use it with?







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  Reply # 73517 5-Jun-2007 20:31
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hi, i've got the d link 302G modem and i'm trying to connect it to slingshot. How should I go about doing this?!

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  Reply # 73523 5-Jun-2007 20:49
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What error do you get when you put your username and password in?







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  Reply # 73526 5-Jun-2007 20:56
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Oh i havn't even got to that, I just put all the cables in and put in the xtra CD, then it said that when the 'status' light is stable click install, but the status light kept flashing.. so i clicked install anyway and it said that there was an error recognising the modem.. is there another way of installing this modem without using the xtra CD??

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Reply # 73529 5-Jun-2007 21:04
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Can't you just plug the modem, open your browser and use the built-in server to change its configuration (username, password)?





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  Reply # 73530 5-Jun-2007 21:06
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hotttnickkk: Oh i havn't even got to that, I just put all the cables in and put in the xtra CD, then it said that when the 'status' light is stable click install, but the status light kept flashing.. so i clicked install anyway and it said that there was an error recognising the modem.. is there another way of installing this modem without using the xtra CD??

Are you using ethernet cable or usb cable?

The xtra CD is of no use to you if you are not using Xtra, put it in the box and dont touch it again...







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  Reply # 73533 5-Jun-2007 21:11
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Hi, Oh i thought you need to install the modem before using, can I just plug everything in and open the browser?

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  Reply # 73544 5-Jun-2007 22:19
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Dont use the USB port, use the Ethernet port, there is no software required to be installed if you use the Ethernet port as thats the way nature created things.

Throw the CD away, it will do you no good. You need to know your user name and password, and how to access the setup menus in the modem via your web browser, that all

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  Reply # 73545 5-Jun-2007 22:22
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cyril7: ...You need to know your user name and password, and how to access the setup menus in the modem via your web browser, that all

If it's a typical D-Link, the web address for setup is:  10.1.1.1

You need to make sure the network port of your PC is set to the same subnet, or the easiest way is to use DHCP so it gets taken care of automatically.

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  Reply # 73546 5-Jun-2007 22:23
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Hi, thanks a lot!!! So I plug everything in including the ethernal (blue cord), can you tell me how to access the setup menu in the modem via the web browser??? Thanks.

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  Reply # 73547 5-Jun-2007 22:31
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As Grant said you need to be on the same subnet. Assuming your D-Link is fresh out of the box or not played with then connect it all up, ensure that your ethernet port (Control panel > Network setups > Internet & Network settings > Internet connections > Local Area connection)  is set to DHCP and enabled. Then easist is to reboot the PC. this should cause the PC to pickup a DHCP served address from the router. Then open IE and put 10.1.1.1 into the URL, and if alls ok it should get you into the setup page. I think D-Links have a default password of admin.

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  Reply # 73631 6-Jun-2007 13:51
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Did the D-Link come with a wee 'quick setup' sheet of paper or something?

You should just be able to follow those instructions, and sub in your user/pass as necessary.

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