My Streamyx Saga continues with searching for a new modem. I and my wife went to the nearest Computer shop in Jaya Jusco , Equine Park.We chose to buy a D Link modem cum router since its the only modem available. Then I told the story about my lightning problem with the sales person. He suggested to me to buy a Belkin Power Surge. It will block the surge/lightning from damaging my modem.
At that time, I realise that the lightning damage my modem thru phone cable and not power cable since the main fuse will cut excessive current when lightning. So I have to spend more money to buy Belkin Power Surge to protect my modem from lightning. The D-Link cost me RM 99 + Belkin Power Surge RM 144 = RM 243.
I did ask the the sale person about modem setting since I already have Aztech Wireless Broadband router. He simply replied just plug and play. That easy..
Setting Problem with Aztech Modem Wireless and D-Link Modem with Router
When I got back home, immediately I unwrapped the box and install the D link modem and Belkin Surge Protector. The Belkin Power protector was easy to install, just plug in the phone cable thru the socket and plug in another cable to output and connect it to my modem.
As for modem, I configure it as usual. Connect my modem to Aztech Wireless Broadband Router direct using LAN cable. Whn I turn on my Acer laptop, there was no connection. Only local network.But no connection with internet.
So I tried connection with D-Link modem only without Aztech Wireless Router, the Internet and Streamyx seem to work fine.The problem was the connection or configuration setting of D-Link Modem and Aztech Wireless Router. After giving a lot of thoughts and self testing, I gave up. It just did not work and I cannot connect to Internet wireless ly!
As usual I try to search and Google about configuration and setup tutorial in the net. But failed to find the solution.Until I asked Adi, he simply replied ” IP conflict”. He told me to change the IP address of modem or router since it use the same IP, 192.168.1.1.Walla, after changing the IP address of my Aztech Broadband Wireless Router, my internet life is back :).Thanks to Adi.
Right now, I can surf internet without worrying about any lightning effect. Since I have Belkin protection and new D-Link modem. However, there is a simple solution for lightning protection for your modem.Just pull out the phone cable from your modem. Well I am not willing to sneak under my table to pull out phone cable during raining and put it back each time I want to use i. Just be safe.
Last week I bought a new Wireless Broadband Router after finally fixing my Streamyx connection problem. It cost me around RM 145.Since I always try to hack my neighbor wireless network (which I always failed ) : ) so I think it’s better for me to get my own.
key features :
Up to 54 Mbps Wireless data rate
Up to 3x eXtended Range™ support to boost your Wireless network range to up to 200 meters (indoors) or 800meters (outdoors).
eXtended Range™ feature interoperable with other 3rd party devices
Compatible with IEEE802.11g, IEEE802.11b, IEEE802.3, IEEE802.3u standards
Increased signal sensitivity for better Throughput.
Increased security with WPA/WPA2 and WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK authentication and TKIP/AES encryption security
Built-in firewall supporting IP address filtering, Domain Name,filtering, and MAC address filtering
Integrated 4-port 10/100 Mbps Auto MDI-MDIX switch and detachable antenna
UPnP, Dynamic DNS, Static Routing, and VPN pass-through support
User-friendly Web browser-based configuration
Installation : easy start guide
Connect your laptop to your Aztech router using Ethernet Cable
Make sure your modem is connected to your router usually blue LAN cable from modem to WAN scoket.
Make sure your laptop/pc detect the Wireless Broadband Router. Please check your computer network. Your network must establish connection now.
Open your internet browser and type 192.168.1.1 to login to Aztech Web Manager (Make sure you secure a connection LAN with your Router)
Select dynamic ip and put your Streamyx log in id (must be [email protected] streamyx only without .com) and password
How to secure your wireless home network ? This is important to protect your wireless network from intruders or hackers.
select wireless menu setup
apply security by selecting WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK
ENTER a PSK passphrase with a combination of number and letter