Check all cable connections

The solution was hard to find and quite embarissing.

It was so strange, that I only could connect to the access point, but not to any other clients and not to the A1 modem. I checked all cable connections (it was a dark room). I found out that a black thin ethernet cable was connected in port 1 and 2, creating a loop.
I asked my sister about it and she thought that there is a loose cable that should be connected, but was there for maintainance purposes.


Using PowerLan to get access to the router (and the internet)

Imagine a flat where the router is located in the living room. Now you want to get access to the internet from the office room with your notebook via your router. But: <ul> <li>the office room is several meters and 2 rooms away</li> <li>the wlan signal can't get through the walls and </li> <li>you can't put an ethernet cable from the router all the way through your flat to the office room</li> </ul> How can you manage it to still get access to the internet via your router?

mac-filtering wifi router

I want to create a mac-address filtering for my wifi, so that only mac-addresses which are confirmed by myself are able to use connect to the wifi.

Use Telnet to set up the mappings

Due to the fact that the interface seems broken you have to use telnet. Tough it establishes the same mappings via telnet they do! work.

Using telnet

=>service host add name myService
=>service host rule add name=myService protocol=udp portrange 27000-27030
=>service host rule add name=myService protocol=udp portrange=28960
=>service host rule add name=myService protocol=tcp portrange 27014-27050
=>service host assign name myService host <>


Problem Mapping Ports with - Thomson Speedtouch 546vX

Following steps have to be taken. 1. Accessing the router via the Browser and its IP-Address (e.g.: 2. Enter your password (if you do not now the default password (e.g.: 1234) or you have forgotten your old password reset the router) 3. Go to the network configuration site and start to create 2 mappings for the IP-Address -UDP for ports 2700-27030 -UDP for ports 28960 -TCP for ports 27014-27050 4. Now you will recognize that tough you have specified the ports your applications won't be able to connect via these ports. The issue now is that tough specified as they should they don't work. We now need a workaround (Updating the firmware does not work either).

configure an access point

<p>Last time I wanted to install / configure my wlan router at home. Because I have never done it, it was a really challenge for me. However I did it.</p>
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