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    Hi guys,

    I don't normally open threads like this one but I need your help.

    I want to set up Wi-Fi at my place. I am using BDCOM. My first question is that possible? I mean if I give my router's Physical MAC Address to BDCOM and plug the LAN Cable directly into that, will I be able to share the connections on different Wi-Fi enabled devices (Mobile, Laptop, etc)?

    And where can I buy good Wireless Routers here at BD? Don't just say IDB/Multiplan - give me names please.

    And one more thing - I'd be extremely grateful if you guys could tell me any thing else I might need to know. If you know about someone who has it, or if someone's faced any sort of difficulties. I wan t to know more about this. Anything you can tell me is a plus.

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    Default Re: About Wireless Routers

    Well I don't know where its available in BD, but you should definitely consider the LinkSys WRT54G. Its one of the best there is and still receives firmware updates.

    You can also change the MAC address of the router to the one that is allowed by BDCom. And yes, afaik, it is possible to share your connection that way. However, I don't have any personal experience in that field as my router was a piece of crap (Linksys WAP54G) and couldn't even attempt to share the connection.

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    Default Re: About Wireless Routers

    fable that u'd be awesome...I u'd also look forward to using BDCOM in that way
    I think it should be possible =...but u'd need a wireless LAN card to recieve data from the router or if u have a laptop with built-in WLAN

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    Default Re: About Wireless Routers

    possible.

    there's place to give MAC/un/pass for PPPoE in router's control panel.
    just fill 'em up and you are good to go.
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    Default Re: About Wireless Routers

    Brilliant, I'll go look for the Linksys WRT54G. Yes, I have a laptop with WLAN possibilities. In fact I have 2. Hence the dact that I'm looking for a WiFI Solution the WiFi. I'll get a new connection of course. Not planning on sharing the one that's on the PC.

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    Default Re: About Wireless Routers

    Go for the Linksys WRT54G as aayman_farzand said. It's a very good cheap router & also supports 3rd party oss Firmware.
    But one more thing to keep in consideration & that is if they are using NAT blocking protocol then you will be doomed.

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    Default Re: About Wireless Routers

    Quote Originally Posted by [TH7][coldfire7] View Post
    Go for the Linksys WRT54G as aayman_farzand said. It's a very good cheap router & also supports 3rd party oss Firmware.
    But one more thing to keep in consideration & that is if they are using NAT blocking protocol then you will be doomed.
    Well can anyone find this out? Whether they use NAT blocking or not? I will be eternally grateful. I'll give you an IPTorrents invite!

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    Well, we're using one (ASUS WL-500GP V2) at our office with BDCOM. As it's working fine so there should not be any problem. We are in Dhanmondi area btw.
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    Quote Originally Posted by A.Fabled.Legend View Post
    Well can anyone find this out? Whether they use NAT blocking or not? I will be eternally grateful. I'll give you an IPTorrents invite!
    fable from the next month....I talked with the server admininstrator in our area...he said we have a new server ready which is going to be implemented within the first week of the coming month

    the new server u'd allow us real IPs....jst like smile...we can also use hfs like smile users can use & we can also share with them with up 2mbps speed

    I think from the next month this should be possible...plz post ur results here...I will be glad to switch to wireless so that I can use with my laptop, PC simultaneously

    & thanx again

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    Default Re: About Wireless Routers

    can anyone tell me what the prices can be ??? i need one too...amar bashai net niye kara kari hocche

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    Default Re: About Wireless Routers

    Quote Originally Posted by manzoor.e.elahi View Post
    Well, we're using one (ASUS WL-500GP V2) at our office with BDCOM. As it's working fine so there should not be any problem. We are in Dhanmondi area btw.
    ASUS WL-500G Premium v2 e ki PPPoE mode e MAC address change kora jai??

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    Default Re: About Wireless Routers

    Quote Originally Posted by manzoor.e.elahi View Post
    Well, we're using one (ASUS WL-500GP V2) at our office with BDCOM. As it's working fine so there should not be any problem. We are in Dhanmondi area btw.
    Good to hear! I'll try to get the Linksys WRT54G within this week. I'll keep you guys updated of course. Hope it works.

    Quote Originally Posted by dipanzan View Post
    fable from the next month....I talked with the server admininstrator in our area...he said we have a new server ready which is going to be implemented within the first week of the coming month

    the new server u'd allow us real IPs....jst like smile...we can also use hfs like smile users can use & we can also share with them with up 2mbps speed

    I think from the next month this should be possible...plz post ur results here...I will be glad to switch to wireless so that I can use with my laptop, PC simultaneously

    & thanx again
    Yea, I've read your thread about it. I'll get a Prevail Package for Wi-Fi and keep the current one on the PC for gaming/dloading. Should get more speeds than Smile Diamond with these combined while paying ~650 taka less.

    And one more thing Dipanzan, can you make sure that the BDCOM users (not smile) will get the benefits? Will there be a lot of downtime while this is being implemented. Will the old ones, the ones we are using now get real IPs as well?

    Quote Originally Posted by deathknight View Post
    can anyone tell me what the prices can be ??? i need one too...amar bashai net niye kara kari hocche
    I know what you mean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A.Fabled.Legend View Post
    And one more thing Dipanzan, can you make sure that the BDCOM users (not smile) will get the benefits? Will there be a lot of downtime while this is being implemented. Will the old ones, the ones we are using now get real IPs as well?
    Fable....server administrator er lok to bollo je shob user new & also existing ones(us) u'd get the upgrade
    he said I will have to use an account name & password to log in to the internet from the next month...PPOPE or something like the smile users & that means real IPs doesnt

    but still I will double check it...I will talk with him this Thursday & see how much time it u'd require
    I m guessing there will be a bit of downtime since they are implementing this feature to all of their users

    u can call BDCOM marketing ppl to know of the new server & their features
    I m really looking forward to this..both BDCOM's upgrade & ur idea about the wireless connection

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    Default Re: About Wireless Routers

    ASUS WL-500G Premium v2 e ki PPPoE mode e MAC address change kora jai??
    Yes it can be changed. However I'm using oss Tomato firmware. The stock firmware in ASUS is crap.

    Looks like people don't know a lot about WLAN setup. I'll recommend reading some tutorials online. Here's some
    http://compnetworking.about.com/cs/w...uildwlan_5.htm
    http://www.home-wlan.com/

    Now about choosing a good wireless router, the best three wireless routers available in BD are, 1.Linksys WRT54GL, 2.ASUS WL500GP V2 3.Linksys WRT310N.

    WRT54GL is an extremely popular while very basic router. It has maximum wireless speed of 54mbps and four 100mb LAN port. At BD it'll cost around 5000tk.

    ASUS WL500GP V2 has almost same spec of WRT54G but it has more memory and faster processor. So it'll give you better performance. Plus it has two USB ports. So you can plug in a portable HDD or a printer and share it among the pcs/laptops/mobiles connected to your router. At BD it'll cost around 7000tk.

    WRT310N is the fastest of all of them. It has a maximum wireless speed of 300mbps, four gigabit LAN port and better range. But it doesn't has any USB port. At BD it'll cost around 10,000tk.

    Now my personal tips on choosing the best one for you, if you are tight on budget then go for WRT54GL. Don't be heartbroken thinking that it's the worst. In fact it's the most popular wireless router on the planet. I have one of that and it's satisfying all of my needs.

    If you are willing to spend a little more then go for ASUS WL500GP V2. It can be turned into a file server, print server, FTP server even a standalone torrent downloader machine (I haven't tried that).

    If you are willing to spend a lot and want a future proof product then go for WRT310N. But remember if you don't have a 802.11N adapter in your laptop you won't get 300mbps speed. Generally speaking you won't notice any speed difference between 54mbps and 300mbps while just browsing or playing online. But while copying large files or streaming HD videos among home network you'll feel the speed.

    WRT54GL and WRT54G are almost same thing. The GL model is somewhat rare in BD. If you don't get the GL just go for G.

    For Linksys routers go to Computer source at IDB 2nd floor. For ASUS go to Global at IDB 1st floor.

    For any more information or setting up feel free to contact me.
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    So manzoor, I can spare 7000 taka, so should I get the ASUS one? And another thing, is it absolutely necessary to have the firmware? Can't you use the router without it?

    I figured it'd just be plug n play, as in turn it on, set a network key, plug the LAN cable in and use. Correct me if I'm wrong. Is there anything more I have to do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pyro.Dynamics- View Post
    So manzoor, I can spare 7000 taka, so should I get the ASUS one? And another thing, is it absolutely necessary to have the firmware? Can't you use the router without it?

    I figured it'd just be plug n play, as in turn it on, set a network key, plug the LAN cable in and use. Correct me if I'm wrong. Is there anything more I have to do?
    the router will already have a fireware.
    it's like using win7 instead of using winXP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by manzoor.e.elahi View Post
    ASUS WL500GP V2 has almost same spec of WRT54G but it has more memory and faster processor. So it'll give you better performance. Plus it has two USB ports. So you can plug in a portable HDD or a printer and share it among the pcs/laptops/mobiles connected to your router. At BD it'll cost around 7000tk.
    Thanks a lot for all the info.. I will definitely try to get this..
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    Router Prices::

    Linksys WRT54G2 --- 4700TK
    Linksys WRT54GL --- 5100TK
    Linksys WRT320N --- 14700TK
    Asus WL500 Premium v2 --- 7500TK
    Last edited by coldfire7; August 26th, 2009 at 01:52.

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    I want to get that ASUS one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pyro.Dynamics- View Post
    I want to get that ASUS one.
    Then get ASUS & then mod it with DD-WRT. =)

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