Sunday, January 06, 2008


We had our Wimax set up today. As in the hardware has all been fixed and set up and the telephone is working but the internet is still down. There is a problem from the Zain side. Some kind of maintenance work going on....... So we are still back to using the USB thingy.......

Actually this service is new and there are bound to be some teething problems, but since beggars can't be choosers, we had no other option but to go for it. Batelco threw up their hands and told me that it might take a few months before they can provide a landline to me here at the new place because the infrastructure was not in place, so Wimax was the only alternative left.

I have been with Batelco for the past seven years and at times have not been happy with the service they provide, but still a devil you know is better than one you don't.

Update: The internet is working now and I have the home wireless network working nicely as well. If someone wants to know how to set it up, here is the trick: If your router and the wireless have different IP addresses the better. Most of the time you will be able to change the management IP of the wireless through web based management. Set up your wireless security, turn off DHCP in your wireless, give static ips to your computers and laptops. Now make sure that you are able to connect to the wireless network. Remember that the default gateway is the router, not the wireless. Now just plug in the cable from your router into the wireless's LAN port and you are ready to go!

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