TP-Link "W 8961 ND" Modem/Router Problem

So heeding to the advice on this forum, we bought

this 300Mbps, N Standard modem/router to replace

the PTCL wifi modem AN1025. While that was at

least working, we can't get this TP-Link model to

connect to the net. At all.

The wireless devices are able to connect to it, but

it can't connect to the internet. I have set the VPI

VCI values to 0 and 103 respectively. I am not sure

what the userid/passwd to put in. There is a user/

password on the PTCL wifi modem's backside, but

that doesn't seem to work.

The power, ADSL, WLAN lights are all green and

stable.

Sheikh 'Unconnected' Chilli

Make sure the connection is not bound to the MAC address of the old router. IIRC, the phone number should be the ID but dunno about the password.

Thanks for the tips Asad. Will look into the MAC add.

The PTCL tech CSR are very territorial about giving

out this user and password over the phone. I dunno

why. Giving us the "I will connect you to a senior tech

supervisor" blah blah. Also an attitude about "we are

not responsible if you are using a 3rd party hardware".

Even when the guy came to hand over the modem, he

purposely shielded his laptop, when putting in the values

into the modem. Bizarre.

Sheikh 'TeePee' Chilli

there is a real easy way to get out of this ,,

can u log in to the ptcl router ?

i do not have a specific details on how to proceed with ur model but a generic way is to go to advanced menu,, and find a wan connection there,, then click edit ,, then jjust o on clicking next next until u see a page which says username and password,, now here is the trick,,

install firefox and install an addon that should display an astrisked password,,as the password is shown in ur page but it is asterisked,, this way u will get it,,

Try using your number as the ID and 'ptcl' as the password.

The puzzle is solved. Aside from the VPI/VCI settings

(0/103 respectively), the other main thing is the PPOE

userid/pass, which the modem uses to connect to the

PTCL.

You were right Asad, it turns out that they indeed use

the cellphone number you gave them as your "userid"

and as for the password, they reset it as they please.

In the afternoon, I was told one password. Soon there-

after the internet light went from green to red. When I

called back, the guy says, "Ab tou wou change ho gya

hai na. Let me give you the new one".

Huh ?. Why would you change my password ?. Why ?.

Anyway, the TP-Link router is a nightmare to optimize.

1001 settings. I am not sure if it's my n00b'iness, or the

hifi claims of this wifi were just castles in the sky. It is

working, but it's so ordinary. Where is the 5X range and

300Mbps promised performance and speed ?.

Tp-Link-TD-W8961ND.jpg

Sheikh 'Dis-a-POINT-ted!' Chilli

Dunno about TPLink. I had the opportunity to set one up and it was rather... bland. I personally prefer my Linksys WRT54GL running Tomato. Only 802.11/a,b,g but the Tomato firmware is fantastic in its options and ease of use/setup.

I have no idea why PTCL would change the password.

i am using too WRT-54GL running DDwrt excellent firmware and other router Wrt-54GL running Tomato ;;;lol

bought on deal 80$ back in 2007 when exchange rate was 58-60 Rs.

when my connection moved from Maxcom to ptcl my password remains same what Maxcom has gave to me but after two months my internet was not working they asked me to change the Modem at that time they told me that they had modified my ports settings Vpi VCi .....after getting modem they also chnaged my password to ptcl.

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The puzzle is solved. Aside from the VPI/VCI settings

(0/103 respectively), the other main thing is the PPOE

userid/pass, which the modem uses to connect to the

PTCL.

You were right Asad, it turns out that they indeed use

the cellphone number you gave them as your "userid"

and as for the password, they reset it as they please.

In the afternoon, I was told one password. Soon there-

after the internet light went from green to red. When I

called back, the guy says, “Ab tou wou change ho gya

hai na. Let me give you the new one”.

Huh ?. Why would you change my password ?. Why ?.

Anyway, the TP-Link router is a nightmare to optimize.

1001 settings. I am not sure if it’s my n00b’iness, or the

hifi claims of this wifi were just castles in the sky. It is

working, but it’s so ordinary. Where is the 5X range and

300Mbps promised performance and speed ?.

Tp-Link-TD-W8961ND.jpg

Sheikh ‘Dis-a-POINT-ted!’ Chilli

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chilli sahab this is a n standard router,

but it can accomodate all old standard devices,

but the problem is hat if one g devise connects then it wont be a 300mbps ,it will all be working at 54mbps,

so to get its truee power dont use old devices with it,

Is ur prob solved or i give u the tip

^^ tips da do bhaya kisi our ka kaam tho a jaya gi..