Help Buying Modem + Router

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I got my mtnl connection 4-5 days ago and no problem so far , everything's going great . But when it comes to router i started scratching my balls . I currently have D-Link DIR 615 model flashed wid DD-WRT , but facing so many issue like one client connection at a time even with DHCP enabled ,and many others .. :nonchalance: So i decided to buy new router having in-built modem functionality in it and i would like to ask few things regarding this 1> Is Mtnl own (stock) Modem + Router is gud enough . I currently have Mtnl modem without router functionality and it never disconnected since subscribed 2> I saw D-Link DSL 2750u which has great compatibility with MTNL , but i saw people facing problem like connection dropout and late adsl sync ... Should i consider buying it 3> Any other gud router cum modem with no disconnection other issue ( TP-Link , Netgear etc )
 
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I used MTNL's broadband router for 7 years, it was a D-Link 502T. I wanted a wifi router but MTNL was in short supply and even after waiting for close to two months, they couldn't provide one. I have finally purchased TP-Link wireless modem router model no. TD-w8961ND. I don't need MTNL's modem now and have surrendered it.
The TP Link router was easy to set up, it has good range too. My earlier Linksys router which I had connected to MTNL to enable wifi had limited range. TP Link's router has a much better range and I get 58% signals in the farthest room where earlier i would get hardly 10-20% signals. I think, if i choose to change the antennae with ones with higher range, possibly I would get better signals in the farthest room of my house.
Youtube videos were a breeze, I even connected my smartphone to lcd tv and played youtube videos via wifi on my smartphone. There was no lag or stutter, it was almost as good as watching a tv channel..
I bought the TP Link modem from my local hardware vendor for Rs. 2350 in Mumbai...its the same cost as advertised by some sellers on Flipkart. My vendor delivered it on the same day in the evening, an online retailer would take a couple of days to deliver, in the least.
I've seen MTNL provide lower range modems only, lately. In my opinion, its always good to have your own modem mainly for two reasons. You can pick and choose your modem based on your requirements and secondly, it saves you the monthly rental over a long period of time.
The drawback ( I assume, though I haven't experienced it so far) is that MTNL may not provide support for modem purchased by you. If you have connection problems and call their help desk, they may not be able to provide you instructions and settings.
I feel, a slightly experienced user can figure out the settings on one's own coz its usually the same settings that MTNL guides u with. viz. virtual circuit, vpi, vci, pppoa/ppoe. If you know where to modify these settings, all you need to know is value assigned to these settings which MTNL helpdesk should be able to provide you.
 
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lucky_luke said:
Hi,
I used MTNL's broadband router for 7 years, it was a D-Link 502T. I wanted a wifi router but MTNL was in short supply and even after waiting for close to two months, they couldn't provide one. I have finally purchased TP-Link wireless modem router model no. TD-w8961ND. I don't need MTNL's modem now and have surrendered it.
The TP Link router was easy to set up, it has good range too. My earlier Linksys router which I had connected to MTNL to enable wifi had limited range. TP Link's router has a much better range and I get 58% signals in the farthest room where earlier i would get hardly 10-20% signals. I think, if i choose to change the antennae with ones with higher range, possibly I would get better signals in the farthest room of my house.
Youtube videos were a breeze, I even connected my smartphone to lcd tv and played youtube videos via wifi on my smartphone. There was no lag or stutter, it was almost as good as watching a tv channel..
I bought the TP Link modem from my local hardware vendor for Rs. 2350 in Mumbai...its the same cost as advertised by some sellers on Flipkart. My vendor delivered it on the same day in the evening, an online retailer would take a couple of days to deliver, in the least.
I've seen MTNL provide lower range modems only, lately. In my opinion, its always good to have your own modem mainly for two reasons. You can pick and choose your modem based on your requirements and secondly, it saves you the monthly rental over a long period of time.
The drawback ( I assume, though I haven't experienced it so far) is that MTNL may not provide support for modem purchased by you. If you have connection problems and call their help desk, they may not be able to provide you instructions and settings.
I feel, a slightly experienced user can figure out the settings on one's own coz its usually the same settings that MTNL guides u with. viz. virtual circuit, vpi, vci, pppoa/ppoe. If you know where to modify these settings, all you need to know is value assigned to these settings which MTNL helpdesk should be able to provide you.
Thanks for your reply mate , I dont concerned about MTNL support , My father is AGM (sales) in MTNL .. if sumthing wgoes wrong all SHO , LineMan and other mtnl babus 😛eaceful: visit my house .. so no problem regarding this matter ..I only concern about connection dropout , frequent wifi disconnection , and mainly LIMITED ACCESS 😛irate: . Are you facing any ?
 
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Hi,
I haven't faced any connection drop due to the router. The wifi signal strength was better than my previous one. My devices connected smoothly with the router and haven't faced any problems in locating the wifi network. I faced a problem with my earlier router, it would give me password authentication error time and again and not connect easily at times. With the new TP-Link router i haven't faced any such thing 😛eaceful:
 
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lilliput222 said:
I got my mtnl connection 4-5 days ago and no problem so far , everything's going great . But when it comes to router i started scratching my balls . I currently have D-Link DIR 615 model flashed wid DD-WRT , but facing so many issue like one client connection at a time even with DHCP enabled ,and many others .. :nonchalance:
😛eaceful: we usually scratch our head 😛layful:
Anyway, i dont think the router will give you issue of one client at a time. Try to reset your router to default DD-WRT settings and start from there. I believe it is best to have 2 separate devices for Modem and Router for enhanced security of an additional hardware firewall.
You can call the support guy (JE?) home from MTNL to come and configure your router for you...
 
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rsatbf said:
I got my mtnl connection 4-5 days ago and no problem so far , everything's going great . But when it comes to router i started scratching my balls . I currently have D-Link DIR 615 model flashed wid DD-WRT , but facing so many issue like one client connection at a time even with DHCP enabled ,and many others .. :nonchalance:
😛eaceful: we usually scratch our head 😛layful:
Anyway, i dont think the router will give you issue of one client at a time. Try to reset your router to default DD-WRT settings and start from there. I believe it is best to have 2 separate devices for Modem and Router for enhanced security of an additional hardware firewall.
You can call the support guy (JE?) home from MTNL to come and configure your router for you...
i even tried that so many times .. the strange thing is that i have to connect modem to router through LAN to LAN instead od modem's LAN to Router's WAN
 


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Can you post your router configuration screens masking out the sensitive information? There are 2 ways to usually do this 2 device setup.
1.) Set the modem to bridge mode and establish PPPoe connection from the router
2.) Allow modem to setup the connectivity and set router as a DHCP server to provide IPs to the devices that connect to it.
I use method 1 above. I am guessing your DHCP settings are out of whack.
 
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rsatbf said:
Can you post your router configuration screens masking out the sensitive information? There are 2 ways to usually do this 2 device setup.
1.) Set the modem to bridge mode and establish PPPoe connection from the router
2.) Allow modem to setup the connectivity and set router as a DHCP server to provide IPs to the devices that connect to it.
I use method 1 above. I am guessing your DHCP settings are out of whacI
i will post it tonight , The problem is that my laptop connects to router very fine every time ,Tried my one android phone - connected successfully yesterday but not now . I tested more than 10 phones all connected but no internet
 
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