Questions regarding MN-700 Wireless G router

Discussion in 'Broadband Hardware' started by =?Utf-8?B?Sm9l?=, Dec 20, 2005.

  1. I recently had to reformat the drives on my laptop (that connected via
    802.11g) and desktop (that is connected via ethernet cable to the wireless
    router on port 4).

    I did some cleaning and unplugged the cables, thinking that plugging them
    back up shouldn't be too much of a hassel. Boy was I wrong.

    Components:

    SpeedStream 5360 ADSL modem connected via ethernet to port 3 on the MS
    router (I cannot get an internet connection when this cable is plugged up to
    the modem port).

    Win XP home desktop PC connected via ethernet cable port 4 on the MS router.

    My two questions are:

    Why can't I plug the ethernet cable going from the ADSL modem to the modem
    port on the router?

    Secondly...with this setup the Microsoft Broadband Networking Setup wizard
    cannot see the modem, so I'm assuming this is where the problem is. Am I
    correct?

    Do any of the cables need to be crossover?
     
    =?Utf-8?B?Sm9l?=, Dec 20, 2005
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  2. =?Utf-8?B?Sm9l?=

    Joe Crown Guest

    Who is your ISP?



    Which do you use for your connection PPPoE, PPPoA, Dynamic, Static, or
    something else? (You may have to call your ISP to find out this answer.)



    What firmware version are you running on the MN-700?



    Did you run through the wizard again when you installed the BNU on the
    desktop computer? (A google of "site:support.microsoft.com BNU" without
    the quotes of course will tell you what the BNU is.)



    If you answer those four questions we can help you better.

    The Modem port on the MN-700 does have an auto detect as to if it needs
    to be crossover of not, I'm not 100% sure about the LAN ports though, I
    think they don't do that, but as I said I'm not 100% sure. The software
    is only needed to configure the MN-700 initially & to configure wireless
    connections on versions of Windows that don't have built in wireless
    support. Windows XP is the first version of Windows that has wireless
    support built in, so the software is not needed in those conditions.

    I just wish that Siemens made it easier to look up information about
    your DSL modem. That made it hard for me to check if the SpeedStream
    5360 was just a bridge or if it is a router. It turns out that it is
    just a bridge.
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    If I sound hostile or arrogant you need to read the following before
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    to just has this article I think people should read before posting a
    technical question.)
     
    Joe Crown, Dec 20, 2005
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  3. PPPoE; see my notes below regarding version numbers
    Yes, the results have been the same. I can't install/access the Base
    Management software.

    Now for something even more peculiar. The BNU update utility has been
    downloading/installing updates and is now running into problems. It's saying
    it can't update the following components:

    boot firmware v 2.0.8.333 attempting to upgrade to 2.1.2.590
    runtime firmware v 2.0.8.333 attempting to upgrade to 2.1.2.590


    The software version did update however.
    application software v 2.2.0.731 up to date.
     
    =?Utf-8?B?Sm9l?=, Dec 20, 2005
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  4. =?Utf-8?B?Sm9l?=

    Joe Crown Guest

    Well here is my set of ideas for this point.

    The default address for the MN-700 is http://192.168.2.1 it also has a
    name to reference it which I don't know the default value as I never
    bought a MN-700 & I never tried to look it up either.

    1) download the update from the following link.
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/814445

    2) Disconnect the DSL modem from the MN-700.

    3) Try to sign into the MN-700.

    4) If 3 doesn't work do a factory reset, otherwise go to step 5. (The
    power light needs to blink amber & green, not just amber) (You need to
    be 100% sure that you know the settings before doing this as it will
    kick you off of the Internet until you fix it)

    5) install the update you downloaded in step 1

    6) Configure Internet Explorer to never dial a connection.

    7) If you did step 4 sign into the MN-700 & reconfigure it to use PPPoE
    along with your wireless security & any other settings that were lost in
    the factory reset.




    --
    Please do not contact me directly or ask me to contact you directly for
    assistance.

    If your question is worth asking, it's worth posting.

    If it’s not worth posting you should have done a search on
    http://www.google.com/ http://www.google.com/grphp?hl=en&tab=wg&q= or
    http://news.google.com/froogle?hl=en&tab=nf&ned=us&q= before wasting our
    time.

    If I sound hostile or arrogant you need to read the following before
    posting a question "How To Ask Questions The Smart Way" at
    http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html (The site I've linked
    to just has this article I think people should read before posting a
    technical question.)
     
    Joe Crown, Dec 21, 2005
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  5. After doing the factory a second time everything installed flawlessly. Thank
    you for your help.
     
    =?Utf-8?B?Sm9l?=, Dec 21, 2005
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  6. =?Utf-8?B?Sm9l?=

    Joe Crown Guest

    No problem. I guess it just had some setting messed up. So the
    firmware upgrade installed & you were able to get back on the Internet
    using the modem port of the MN-700 then?

    --
    Please do not contact me directly or ask me to contact you directly for
    assistance.

    If your question is worth asking, it's worth posting.

    If it’s not worth posting you should have done a search on
    http://www.google.com/ http://www.google.com/grphp?hl=en&tab=wg&q= or
    http://news.google.com/froogle?hl=en&tab=nf&ned=us&q= before wasting our
    time.

    If I sound hostile or arrogant you need to read the following before
    posting a question "How To Ask Questions The Smart Way" at
    http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html (The site I've linked
    to just has this article I think people should read before posting a
    technical question.)
     
    Joe Crown, Dec 21, 2005
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    CAR Guest

    Help! My internet connection is not secured. I don't know how to configure my
    MN 700 router, to secure my wireless internet.
     
    CAR, Oct 3, 2008
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    Barb Bowman Guest

    Barb Bowman, Oct 3, 2008
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