Setting up Buffalo WBMR-g54 ADSL wireless router and modem for Orange Jordan's ADSL Service

Setting up Buffalo WBMR-g54 ADSL wireless router and modem for Orange Jordan's ADSL Service

I live in area where electricity keeps going below 200 v very frequently, and since the ADSL modem that orange Jordan gives us works with 220 v and is very unforgiven for electricity's decrease, it kept disconnecting very frequently. I now depend on the Internet for living, and so I had to look for another solution. a power stapilizer did solve this temporarly, but since it was of bad quality it soon stopped working. The final solution that seems to be working very well was to buy a third party ADSL modem that can work with 100 to 220 v. I am a fan of Buffalo's products, so I didn't hesitate to get their WBMR-G54 ADSL modem and wireless router since it was the only product I found in our local market.

Setting up this modem to work for Orange DSL service wasn't easy, especially that thanks to Orange Customer care department, they always insist to prove that they are a total waste of time, so I had to dig for those settings on my own. This post outlines the most important settings that made my Buffalo router connect to Orange's ADSL line successfully. I bet that these will work with other third party ADSL modems too.

in the Wan tap and under ATM VC Setting make sure of the following:

  • PVC = Pvc0
  • VPI: VPI parameter 0..255 = 8
  • VCI: VCI parameter 32..65535 = 35
  • Virtual Circuit = enabled

and under WAN Setting:

  • PPPOE/PPPOA
  • userName = your username@orange-net
  • password = your ADSL password
  • Authentication Type = Auto
  • Connection Type = PPPoE LLC
  • MTU = 1400 bytes
  • MRU = 1492 bytes
  • Default Route = Enabled
  • NAT = Enabled
  • Firewall = Enabled
  • IP Control = Dynamic IP
  • Connection setting = always on

and under ATM:

  • Service Category = UBR

most of these are the defaults, but the ones that I had to change were:

  • VPI: VPI parameter 0..255 = 8
  • VCI: VCI parameter 32..65535 = 35
  • PPPOE/PPPOA
  • Connection Type = PPPoE LLC

perhaps the ones that I didn't change would work at different values, please let me know in the comments if you know of any