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MN-700 No Wan connection throught modem port!

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February 10, 2005 1:10:19 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.broadbandnet.hardware (More info?)

Hi

I have a mn-700 base station and a Commtrend CT-301 DSL
modem. When I connect my DSL modem to the modem port on
the base station the mn-700 networking software cannot
find the broadband connection.

The funny thing is when I remove the Ethernet cable from
the modem port on the base station and plug it into 1 of
the 4 base station switch ports it finds the broadband
connection.

At first I thought it might be a Ethernet cable problem
so I proceeded to try both a crossover cable and a
straight through cable but neither worked. Could it be a
defective modem port on the base station?

What is the difference of having the modem (broadband
connection) connected to the switch ports rather than the
intended modem port on the mn-700 base station? Any help
will be greatly appreciated. As another note I have
updated the firmware and software but still no go. Also
what is the correct type of cable to use between the dsl
modem and the mn-700 base station?

Thanks

Ron
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February 10, 2005 1:25:56 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.broadbandnet.hardware (More info?)

Is your modem a base station/modem? If so, you need to set up the MN-700 in
access mode.
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"Ron" <rnormore@cna.nl.ca> wrote in message
news:0f1401c50f9b$c77d6ac0$a401280a@phx.gbl...
> Hi
>
> I have a mn-700 base station and a Commtrend CT-301 DSL
> modem. When I connect my DSL modem to the modem port on
> the base station the mn-700 networking software cannot
> find the broadband connection.
>
> The funny thing is when I remove the Ethernet cable from
> the modem port on the base station and plug it into 1 of
> the 4 base station switch ports it finds the broadband
> connection.
>
> At first I thought it might be a Ethernet cable problem
> so I proceeded to try both a crossover cable and a
> straight through cable but neither worked. Could it be a
> defective modem port on the base station?
>
> What is the difference of having the modem (broadband
> connection) connected to the switch ports rather than the
> intended modem port on the mn-700 base station? Any help
> will be greatly appreciated. As another note I have
> updated the firmware and software but still no go. Also
> what is the correct type of cable to use between the dsl
> modem and the mn-700 base station?
>
> Thanks
>
> Ron
>
!