Wrt54G and Alcatel STH internet connection doesn't work

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by luis69, Aug 10, 2005.

  1. luis69

    luis69 Network Guru Member


    unfortunately I don't know much about wan protocols, so I've already spent a lot of time on this issue. :cry:

    I've just bought my Wrt54G. I would like to use it with my Alcatel Speed Touch Home, ethernet modem.

    Since yesterday (and still doing so... :sad: ) I used my desktop (two ethernet cards) directly connected to my Alcatel modem with one ethernet card (the other ethernet card is used to share the Internet connection in my Lan).

    Here it is the current working configuration:

    Alcaltel Speed Touch Home configuration is:
    - the ponebook contains a single item: name=MyNet; VPI=8; VCI=35; type=pptp; usage=configured; action=-
    - the PPP-to-PPTP Relay page contains a single item: name=MyNet; encap=VCMUX; HDLC framing=never; state=In use (;

    My desktop ethernet card (connected to the modem) configuration is:
    Subnet Mask:
    Default Gateway: (this is the default IP address for the Alcatel STH ethernet card)

    Furthermore, (under Win XP Pro) I've set up a VPN connection with the following parameters:
    IP address of destination:
    Security: Required Secured Password (I then provide the username/password given me by my Italian ISP).

    So, above is how it is configured to work with my desktop.

    I've tried doing something "similar" with my Wrt54G. So I've tried to setup this configuration:
    Internet Connection Type: PPTP
    Internet IP Address:
    Subnet Mask:
    Default Gateway:
    User name: the same as my usual VPN connection to the modem/ISP
    Password: the same as my usual VPN connection to the modem/ISP

    But when I go to the Status page and I try to connect, it trys several reloads, and then if fails.

    I've seen my Alcatel modem supports the bridging protocols too, but unfortunately all these wan concepts are beyond my knowledge.

    Any help will be really appreciated :D

    connecting the Wrt54G to the modem, do I need a crossover cable? With both cable type, the card let is green, so I need to test each trial configuration twice (with both kind of cables)
  2. luis69

    luis69 Network Guru Member

    Nobody can help me? Thanks in advance.
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