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Topic # 6761 22-Feb-2006 01:42
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has anyone gotten woosh to successfully connect using an ethernet cable. i have tried so many times and it doesnt seem to work.
i have my modem connected directly to the computer (not through a router). When i start my computer it keeps saying "acquiring network address", and if i put in the woosh IP and DNS addresses it says "limited or no connectivity".
anyone know how to solve this

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Reply # 29039 22-Feb-2006 06:41
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I had a lot of problems getting the ethernet cable to work, but resolved it in the end. Note that I'm using a Mac, but you may find that the same solution applies to your system.

The two things that I did were:
- Set the Woosh modem up as a seperate 'location'. OS X allows for several communication devices to be set up within a profile known as a location, and it connects to the Internet using whichever communication device is available within the currently selected location. However, for some reason, the Woosh modem seems to spit the dummy if it shares a location with other communication devices.
- Ensure that the 'PPP echo packets' setting is off. This setting will be somewhere in your network configuration.

Good luck!

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  Reply # 29087 22-Feb-2006 14:01
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You may already know this but just in case. To set up the Woosh modem using an ethernet cable, the connection is a local area network connection as opposed to a dialup connection.
Hope this helps.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 29100 22-Feb-2006 17:23
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Old Grey Geek: You may already know this but just in case. To set up the Woosh modem using an ethernet cable, the connection is a local area network connection as opposed to a dialup connection.


That's not strictly true. The Woosh modem uses PPPoE for authentication when using it with the ethernet cable.

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  Reply # 29139 22-Feb-2006 23:06
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it runs through Ethernet but needs to "authenticate" each time the pc is started or it goes dead on you...


IN Windows XP create a dialer as you would for a dial up modem.

in the ICWizard it comes up, you will see an item labelled as "connect to a provider using a boradband that needs username........... commonly referred to as a PPPoE connection.

Select "woosh broadband modem" and select port as TCP/IP or Ethernet port.

Number dialed is *99#

username is woosh@woosh.co.nz (your username silly)
password is yur usual.

then it must be "dialled" just like any other connections...


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  Reply # 29171 23-Feb-2006 09:55
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Maybe it's because I use the Woosh phone but if there is ANY authentication it seems to take place in the background. It does not "Dial" any number but treats the connection as if it were part of a local network. if I want to dissconnect from the net I just disable the ethernet card, thus leaving the connection open for the phone. I'm sure you guys know what your talking about but it seems to me to make no sense to "dial" from an ethernet connection. Maybe my situation is different as we had some problems at initial setup (could not connect through USB and could not get DNS Lookup to function)_ Woosh put me on a static IP and we have had no trouble since then.

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  Reply # 29180 23-Feb-2006 10:27
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Luckily the phone gateway acts as a single port hub. makes life a lot easier. (i run ours through a network) well used to, I'm on DSL now.

did they put you on a static IP for free? Mee sees a webserver use coming into play ;-รพ

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  Reply # 29199 23-Feb-2006 13:12
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Yes, I got the static IP for free (should I keep quiet about that :-) ) but with only a 3 gig cap I wonder how long I could run a webserver before blowing the cap, could get expensive. Are you no longer with Woosh? I had the impession that you were quite happy with it.



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  Reply # 29851 4-Mar-2006 22:58
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thanks for the help guys,
i got it working after so many trials.
Turns out all i had to do was plug the modem into my router and enter the correct PPPoE settings into the router.


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