ADSL & Wi-fi
ADSL in Bulgaria gradually gets on some momentum. BTC are really putting lots of money on advertising this service, even the prices went lower while the speeds got higher.
Well, today I did have a chance to install an ADSL service to an office. Frankly speaking, for a single-computer office ADSL is the perfect plug-and-surf solution. Nice, user-friendly and all. However, when it gets to making the ADSL work with a wi-fi router that at the same time is DHCP server and all WPA-ing and encrypting the whole office network is a nightmare!
At first the ADSL modem reluctantly tried not to connect to the modem (both devices had the same IP… yeah you are guessing right –
184.108.40.206 – the omnipresent and notorious default address for all hardware routers, DHCPs, etc.) This was obvious and I fixed it promptly.
Next came the DNS problem. How to make the router get the DNS from the ADSL modem?
- Option one – try, retry, re-retry. (Hint: Doesn’t work).
- Option two: install the ADSL package to a single PC, write down the settings and then type the settings in the administration console of the router. Works perfectly!
Anyway, what I thought at first to be plug-and-play installation of the coexistence of the ADSL modem and wi-fi router took me a whole 1 hour. So the next time you are trying such an exercise either at home or at the office – look again at Option Two ;)