Saturday, December 11, 2010

Setting up a router with i-Cable

Like Hong Kong Broadband (HKBN), i-Cable can be connected simply with the DHCP mode, i.e. to automatically obtain a WAN IP address through DHCP.

Use Linksys WRT54G wireless router as an example, after login go to Setup, Basic Setup. Under Internet Connection type, select “Automatic Configuration – DHCP”.

However, in some cases, users also need to clone their PC's IP address to the router. A restriction fromthe ISP that I hate! Most routers today are smart enough to be able to “clone” your PC / laptop's IP address. Go to “Setup”, “MAC Address Clone”, select “Enable”. Press the “Clone Your PC's MAC” button. Press Save button.

If still no good news, unplug the power of the i-Cable model and plug again. This will refresh the IP  settings. See if this works.

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