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Standard User coffindodger
(newbie) Wed 23-Mar-11 07:27:36
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3COM WL-542


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I have, but am not using at the moment, a 3COM 3CRWDR100A-72 Firewall Router.
I only bought this because it was nearly free. £5. I was wondering if this can be used in conjunction with my existing BT HomeHub2 as an extra security measure?
I would also like to know if there is any driver needed for this router. I have searched online and the only thing I can find is a link to a site that states something about an embargoed country. The router didn't have a disk with it. Just the power adapter.
Standard User E7er
(knowledge is power) Wed 23-Mar-11 11:09:14
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Re: 3COM WL-542


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In reply to a post by coffindodger:
I have, but am not using at the moment, a 3COM 3CRWDR100A-72 Firewall Router.
I only bought this because it was nearly free. £5. I was wondering if this can be used in conjunction with my existing BT HomeHub2 as an extra security measure?
I would also like to know if there is any driver needed for this router. I have searched online and the only thing I can find is a link to a site that states something about an embargoed country. The router didn't have a disk with it. Just the power adapter.
Hi coffindodger, £5 for that router is a gift, I paid £58 in 2003 for my 3Com 3CRWDR100A-72. The router has a great wireless range/reach said to be by the manufactures up to 1000ft.

Review http://wireless.gumph.org/content/6/5/021-3com-3crwd...

To configure the router connect to your BT Home Hub2 Ethernet port.

Enter the following URL in the address field of your browser. http://192.168.1.1

The Login screen displays.

To log in as an administrator, enter the password (the default password is admin) in the Password field and click Log in

Configure router
VPI:0 / VCI:38
Encapsulation: VC-Mux
Connection Type: PPPoA
Username:
Password:
MTU 1500

Set the wireless 802.11g only, with TKIP WPA PSK

http://search.hp.com/query.html?hpl=0&sw=1&charset=i...

For ultra security get your 63 random alpha-numeric characters password HERE.

Example: 6l0gH3pnu5IocnJ4NTTFnY2A0tm0yqYaemaYyLY3F73AW8sMN9yxiGdMZCS3rqu

Orange (SMPF) LLU 20 Meg. Sync 11864 Kbps Downstream, 1157 Kbps Upstream.
3Com 3CRWDR101A-75 ADSL2/2+ wireless router
Netgear DGN1000 ADSL2+ wireless N 150 Router supplied by Orange
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Standard User coffindodger
(newbie) Wed 23-Mar-11 12:34:27
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Re: 3COM WL-542


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Thanks for the information. It will come in handy.

Specifically, can this 3COM unit be plugged in/linked by wire to the BT HomeHub as a kind of booster?
There is a laptop that sits no more than 15 feet away from the BT HH and the signal constantly drops. The laptop is reasonably new and uses B and G. Still a drop in the signal all too often. The HH is away from other electronic appliances, so this shouldn't be the problem. It is now linked to the laptop by ethernet cable, but this is unsightly trailed across the room.


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Standard User coffindodger
(newbie) Sat 26-Mar-11 07:16:43
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Thanks again for the info. I managed to get the 2 connected for testing purposes, but have yet to try the laptop to see if the wireless signal is consistent through the 3COM unit.
Standard User E7er
(knowledge is power) Sat 26-Mar-11 16:43:20
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Thanks again for the info. I managed to get the 2 connected for testing purposes, but have yet to try the laptop to see if the wireless signal is consistent through the 3COM unit.
Hi coffindodger, now configure the 3Com 3CRWDR100A-72 as the wireless access point connected with Ethernet Cat5e patch cable to the BT HomeHub2 router.
I like to have the wireless SSID different for each so I know to which I am connected.

Configure 3Com 3CRWDR100A-72 wireless router as the wireless access point.

LAN Settings
DHCP set to Off.

Wireless Settings
Set wireless channel same as BT HomeHub2 router
Set SSID Mickey Mouse
Wireless Mode 11g only

Advanced
NAT set to Off
Universal Plug & Play set to ON
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If BTHomeHub2 router IP address 192.168.1.254

Configure your laptop wireless adapter.

Use the following IP address: 192.168.1 3
Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0
Default gateway: 192.168.1.254

Use the following DNS server addresses:
Preferred DNS server: 192.168.1.254
Alternet DNS server: Leave blank

http://www.jarviser.co.uk/jarviser/howto1.html

http://www.filesaveas.com/bthomehub.html

ipconfig http://www.vcn.com/knowledgebase/article.php?id=360

Orange (SMPF) LLU 20 Meg. Sync 11864 Kbps Downstream, 1157 Kbps Upstream.
3Com 3CRWDR101A-75 ADSL2/2+ wireless router
Netgear DGN1000 ADSL2+ wireless N 150 Router supplied by Orange
BT Business Hub 2Wire 2700HGV v2 ADSL2+ Dual SSID wireless Router

Edited by E7er (Sat 26-Mar-11 17:15:26)

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