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Topic # 160435 6-Jan-2015 16:47
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Hi Guys (and Gals?),

Hope you all had a great Christmas and are now having a Happy New Year!

My old D-Link Wifi Routers are getting very poor at wifi connections although the ADSL is OK. I bought a new ADSL+/modem/router (Edimax AR-7288WnA). The "Quick Install" failed to connect but didn't tell me why. I did it the hard way and it came up with the message "Can't connect as all available PVC's are in use". But there's no other modems connected so what's going on and how can I make PVC's (whatever they are!) available again?

Cheers - Martin

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  Reply # 1209390 6-Jan-2015 17:10
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who is your ISP?



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  Reply # 1209416 6-Jan-2015 17:37
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Originally Ihug but of course that's been taken over by Vodafone.


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  Reply # 1209424 6-Jan-2015 17:54
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Modem manual page 23 #4.2 http://www.edimax.com/edimax/mw/cufiles/files/download/manual/AR-7288WnAB_User_Manual_English.pdf
i believe you only have to do the internet connection and PPPoE/PPPoA page to get it to work

vodafone info for the modem: http://help.vodafone.co.nz/ci/fattach/get/1081737/1377230693/redirect/1/filename/bb-set-up-guide-cons.pdf



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  Reply # 1209454 6-Jan-2015 19:03
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Hi Guys,

Yes, fine, but all those instructions relate to a "First Time" installation. I've been through all that stuff. This must be the fourth or fifth time i've connected in the last few yards with a new modem, not necessarily with this computer or this modem, so what is a "PVC" that I have run out of?????

Cheers - Martin

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  Reply # 1209460 6-Jan-2015 19:28
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have you done a factory reset and tried again?
how have you plugged things in?

A Permanent Virtual Circuit (PVC) is a software-defined logical connection in a network such as a frame relay network.

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  Reply # 1209498 6-Jan-2015 20:32
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Does it come preconfigured with the standard NZ ADSL presets?
Permanent Virtual Circuit (PVC) are defined for ATM based xDSL including all ADSL2+ used in NZ.
Be sure to choose PPPoE/PPPoA for the Internet connection type.
In the PPPoE/PPPoA screen make sure to check Encapsulation is PPPoA VC-Mux and VPI/VCI is 0/100 respectively.



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Reply # 1209589 6-Jan-2015 22:53
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Well, I don't know what I did different but it works now but will it still respect me in the morning....

I kept on resetting, restart the computer, used IE11 and Firefox and all off a sudden up comes my default home page. Weird. The onlt real thing that was different was that I have turned off the WLAN - perhaps I'll turn it on again now....

OK, the light comes on - we'll see in the morning.

Thanks for all your help guys, I guess I wasn't trying hard enough!

Cheers - Martin

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