Sunday, July 20, 2014

Using ASUS-RT-N56U In Bridge mode

Primary Modem/Router - ARRIS
Secondary Router - ASUS RT-N56U

Remember to get atleast 2 RJ-45 cables long enough. Cable 1 will connect Primary and Secondary router. Cable 2 will connect Primary router to a computer (laptop or desktop with a WLAN adapter - means wireless capability). Connect cable 1 and cable 2.

Access Primary router ( with log in credentials) via any web browser. Go to basic set up or wireless set up and disable it or uncheck it. Go to network setting and enable the LAN setting and connect to internet. Check whether internet is working or not. If working, proceed to next steps below.

Access Secondary router ( with log in credentials default being admin/admin). Go to Administration --> Select AP Mode. Set up network key for both 2.4GHz and 5GHz. Save the options. Go to WAN settings and connect to secondary router using appropriate network key.

ASUS RT-N56U has better range and coverage. Also it is dual band which help in maintaining excellent service across different devices.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Setting up Chromebook with 24Online and Siti-Broadband via wired connection

24Online is the ISP authentication to access internet. On any windows or linux system, you need to download the appropriate client and install it. Before accessing internet, fire up the application and put in your account credentials and you can start browsing.

Siti-Broadband is the cable broadband provider.

Gather the following details before proceeding:
1. IP configuration. Call your broadband and get the following information - IP Adress, Subnet Mask, Default Gateway, and DNS Servers. If you are using the exisiting internet connection on  a windows desktop, go to Start --> All Programs --> Accessories --> Command Prompt. Type "ipconfig /all".
2. 24Online account details

Follow the steps below to connect your Chromebook
1. Open your Chromebook and connect the Ethernet cable
2. Go to settings
3. Open Ethernet settings
4. Select manual entry. Populate the details stored in the earlier steps. Remember to select the preferred servers and put the DNS Servers info collected earlier in the same order they were originally found. This step is not important for actual access to internet.
5. Restart your Chromebook
6. Log in to your off-internet account.
7. Open your chrome browser and go to
and plugin your account log in details.
8. Now you should be able to access internet.
9. A neat trick would be to add the above webpage in the settings --> Advanced setting --> Open this webpage on start up. Save the password when you log in the first time. That way, you do not need to log in everytime to access internet, Chromebook will do that for you every time you log in.