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Topic # 68723 27-Sep-2010 10:33
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Friends down on the farm signed up with Xtra wireless a few years back.

The unit they have is an Airspan Type 42 ST Service Interface Unit P1V2

The ethernet is plugged directly from that into their PC.  They are now wanting to connect a laptop wirelessly as well.

Im just trying to figure out their setup (via remote from Auckland).  The Airspan doesnt appear to have an IP to look at settings etc.

At a guess I assume they are going to require a Wireless modem/router to be the "go-between" between Airspan and PC?  So it can then assign IP's and wireless can be setup from there?

By the bit of reading Ive done there only sounds to be one RJ45 socket in the Airspan unit.

Any help would be appreciated.  They have since switched to Orcon btw.  Rang them, they couldnt help at all, told me to ring Airspan.

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  Reply # 384839 27-Sep-2010 11:34
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Correct, youd require something like this.

Private client of mine has similar wireless and needed to share it amongst multiple PC's, I threw in a router and all done :)

When you say they've switched to Orcon, do you mean for the wireless ? :-/




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  Reply # 384848 27-Sep-2010 11:41
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Just throw in a wireless router to the airspan using the ethernet. Assign the IP to the router and then get the router to dish out IP's. - Connect the desktop to the router and the laptop wirelessly and your good to go.

Just make sure you get an ethernet style router as previously shown. :)

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 384850 27-Sep-2010 11:45
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Also... I presume when you say that they have switched to Orcon that they are using the Wireless network... So Kordia Extend.

... When setting up for other people i have always found that this company offer the best plans.cost on the extend network... But its entirel up to them of course... they may have got a good deal from Orcon... Just usually found orcon to be the most exspensive.



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  Reply # 384890 27-Sep-2010 12:38
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Thanks everybody, have told them to grab router today whilst shopping :)

Will attempt to set them up over phone and via remote access, if no success will do it in person sometime :)

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  Reply # 385088 27-Sep-2010 18:30
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The Airspan is probably like a bridge, so you would need a router to share the connection and firewall your PCs.




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  Reply # 389683 8-Oct-2010 18:58
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Hiya all, need urgent help now.

I have connected the router between the Airspan and the PC. I have internet here on desktop PC (with Linksys IP, also showing the Airspan/wireless farm IP).

Unfortunately I cant get laptop on internet. It can see the Linksys connection and I can get into configuration of Linksys, but cannot get connect to net.

DHCP enabled
IP of desktop 192.168.1.100 (default 192.168.1.1 of course)
Wifi switch on on the laptop
Laptop has IP 192.168.1.101

Any and all ideas>?

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  Reply # 389885 9-Oct-2010 15:12
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Hi, what WAN settings have you put into the linksys, previoulsy you would have had some static IP settings given to the owners, they would have set those into the PC that was connected, these settings now need to be put into the router.

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  Reply # 389895 9-Oct-2010 15:59
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I've done a couple of Orcon ones, and suspect it will be similar.
1. connect the WAN port of wireless router to the ethernet port on the Airspan
2. remove any connection software on the PC
3. set the PC to get it IP etc automatically from router
4. configure the wireless router's WAN port to connect using PPPoE
5. enter the user credentials into the router (on Orcon this was- username@orcon.net.nz + their password).
6. hopefully all go!

The above takes the control of authenticating the connection away from the main PC to the wireless router. Wireless router should now authenticate the connection and share it out to anything connected on the LAN / WLAN.




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  Reply # 389896 9-Oct-2010 16:00
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Hi CB, was not to sure what AAA connection ORCON used, assumed a fixed IP arrangment but PPPoE makes more sense.

Cyril



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  Reply # 391803 14-Oct-2010 13:20
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Awesome, many thanks coffeebaron....once again :)

After a bit of reading and talking to others that seems to be definately what I need to do.

When I was down there I hooked up the router and it somehow connected to the net without me changing it to PPPoE, but that IS what I need to do. The vista laptop was bein a right bitch while I was there so I brought that home to format & install XP ;)

I will be heading back down there either in the weekend or next Tuesday to properly set it up.

Her boss has the same configuration except it appears she has a T-stick and wants to connect her wireless printer AND laptop. Again I have advised her to grab a router (WRT120N) and I will try and set that up when I am down the line doing the other one. At this stage I am assuming its the same setup.




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  Reply # 392027 14-Oct-2010 23:39
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Hmmmm then again....

Maybe I would need something like this to hook up the Vodem/Tstick/3G stick?

http://www.pp.co.nz/products.php?pp_id=AA15952

Anyone know?

Edit:  Actually.....this looks better....http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?item=NETNCM0318

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  Reply # 392071 15-Oct-2010 07:56
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Hi Shelley, yes if you have a USB 3G stick and want to use that as the WAN to a home network then the two linked 3G routers are what you need

Cyril



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  Reply # 392074 15-Oct-2010 08:16
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Cheers Cyril, heading up to Manukau to grab one then go down the line. Fingers crossed its all easy enough to setup :)



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  Reply # 392441 16-Oct-2010 00:27
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Well......50% success today.

Went to friends with Airspan SIU wireless, hooked up the Linksys router, changed the connection type to PPPoE and put in user/pw details. It still wouldnt connect to net, only locally. Was on the phone to Orcon (who werent much use), then on the phone to Linksys who were a lot more helpful but still came to a stalemate. It looks like rebooting the modem AND router fixed the prob, made the modem SEE the router which then issued IP and kicked into gear, laptop automatically got connected then...yayyyyyyy

That was the 50% success.

Didnt go so well at the other business. Plugged in the Netcomm 3G router, put in the correct settings for XT, nothing. Was there for a few hours working on it, trying every which way. When the usb modem (ZTE MF636) was plugged directly into desktop or laptop it would connect (by clicking on Connect manually in Telecom Connection Manager), though quite a few times it took a lil while to connect and it would disconnect randomly as well. Got on the phone to Dynalink/Netcomm a few times, I had all the settings right, but for some reason it was no-go. Ended up updating firmware of router, couldnt find any firmware for the MF636 tho. I ended up standing with it slightly outside a window and low and behold it got a blue light and the interface said "strong signal" but apparently not that strong as the connection wouldnt hold and wouldnt connect to net. Left there a bit stumped. She has friends that work for Telecom so she is going to go and ask to trial a newer usb modem. I would definately think it was the USB modem if it wasnt for the fact that it would connect directly into puters.

So that was my day.....*sigh* sick of these farm connections, glad I live in Auckland most days :) :)

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  Reply # 392589 16-Oct-2010 14:05
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Hi Shelley,

Great to hear you got the airspan sorted.

As for you other issue, I long ago gave up on using a USB stick into router for 3G connections. For my rural customers I install a dedicated fixed mobile solution consisting of a "real" 3G router plus external yagi antenna. Much more reliable for a 24/7 3G broadband connection.






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