AOL in the UK and wireless routers/adsl routers

Discussion in 'Wireless Internet' started by Christo, Oct 30, 2004.

  1. Christo

    Christo Guest

    I was at a friends house yesterday trying dearly to set up his wireless
    network with a Sparkcom Wireless-G adsl modem/router

    The network was fine, I was able to ping one machine he was able to ping
    another etc, we wern't able to share folders on XP but that could probably
    have easilly been solved.

    The problem was when we came to connect to the ADSL connection which he has
    with AOL

    he was currently using a BT voyager 105 USB ADSL modem and it was
    connecting, I proceeded to try to connect without doing anything to any
    settings with the ADSL router/Wireless Router

    The connection failed

    I used the EasySetup.exe to set the username and password of the ADSL on the
    router and tried again it failed i set the VPI to 0 and the VPC to 38 as
    told to do so by AOL and had it at PPPoA as told to do so by AOL and set to

    Other ISP or LAN as told to do so by AOL

    i tried to connect again to AOL and received another error message.

    so i tried to set the router back to factory settings and have another go
    opened up and the username and password were still set as the default on the
    EasySetup.exe and clicked enter... failed to connet to the router

    so i was unable to configure the adsl router/wireless router!

    would it be easier returning the sparkcom and getting a ADSL router/wireless
    router that AOL offer support for as they dont offer full support for the
    sparkcom.

    My friend also had a D-Link Wireless router and was told this was not the
    right thing for the job? It would have been if he had used the D-link
    wireless router with a ADSL modem plugged into the WAN port on the D-Link
    wireless then had a connecton from the ADSL router to the phone line?

    this would work yes?

    I think this may have been PC world telling him bull sh*t just so he would
    buy from them.

    anyhow any help would be greatly appreciated.

    oh the wireless cards in the computers are D-link cards
     
    Christo, Oct 30, 2004
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  2. Christo

    Christo Guest

    Christo, Oct 30, 2004
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  3. Christo

    John Guest

    If you can set the MTU value in the setup you should be able to get the
    Sparkcom ADSL router to connect to AOL.

    The following should assist you in setting up the router manually;

    Assign an AOL login name / password without any parental controls for the
    router and enter it in the format
    Encapsulation is PPoA (PPP over ATM)
    MTU size 1400
    Multiplexing method VC based
    VPI 0
    VCI 38

    Might be worth checking if there is a firmware upgrade for the router before
    you start.

    HTH..
     
    John, Oct 30, 2004
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  4. Christo

    Christo Guest

    Thanks for the help, just spoken to friend this morning, has returned the
    sparkcom, he is going for a thomson speedtouch 570 wireless adsl router,
    apparantly it is supported technically by AOL

    some of the above may be useful if he asks me to configure it for him though

    thanks again
     
    Christo, Oct 30, 2004
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