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How to Configure Belkin N150 Modem router with Airtel Broadband Connection

Just not we finished publishing unboxing pictures of Belkin N150 wireless modem-router and here is a quick guide for those who are trying to configure their Belkin N150 modem-router with Airtel broadband connection.

I bought this device from Thailand and it comes with a handy template which shows the settings of popular broadband connection in most of Asian countries, so you can use the same guide to configure it for Reliance, BSNL or MTNL connection too.

Here is an image for your reference, so if you configuring router-modem for BSNL, Reliance or MTNL connection, it would be handy for you.

Indian-broadband-Router-Settings

Getting started with Belkin N150 Modem-Router With Airtel Broadband connection:

Airtel Broadband settings:

You need to have your broadband login and password. Login is usually your landline number with STD code followed by [email protected] For ex: [email protected]

And your password would be: your account number. Which you can get it from your Airtel broadband bill at the top. You can also get your account number by login into your current Airtel modem by typing: 192.168.1.1 in your web browser field, and try login in with default username and password, i.e:

  • username: admin
  • password: password

If you have forgotten your Airtel modem password, you can try password as your account number which can be retrieved from your Airtel broadband bill.

Apart from this, there are 3 settings which you need to remember:

  • Connection type: PPP0E
  • VPI/VCI: 1/32

Connecting your Belkin router:

Connect your Belkin modem-router with power connector and in ADSL line, plug in your Airtel ADSL cable.

Belkin Wireless-Modem-Router-Images (6)

Now, you can either connect to router from laptop using Wi-Fi or by Lan cable. I simply connected using Lan cable, by default it picked the I.P from DHCP.

Setting up Airtel broadband:

Now, open 192.168.2.1 in your web browser, it will prompt for password, and if you have not changed your Belkin router password, simply hit next.

On the next field, it will ask you to enter the connection type as shown in below image, select PPP0E and click Next:

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Enter your Airtel broadband credentials, as I have mentioned above. So your final output would look something like this:

Belkin-Airtel-Config

Click on Next/Save and it will restart your router. It might take 60 seconds, so be patient. Once your router is restarted, the light on your modem-router will turn green and it indicates that you are connected to internet.

Alternatively, Airtel also suggest you to add the DNS field manually, though I leave it as default and use Automatically from ISP. Though if you wish to add Airtel DNS, you can add these DNS:

202.56.215.54
202.56.215.55

Airtel DNS

Now, enjoy your new modem-router configured with Airtel broadband connection. Do let us know if you have any questions setting up Airtel broadband connection, with Belkin router.

Stream Audio From Your Computer to Your iOS Device: WiFi2HiFi

We’ve already told you how to stream video onto your iOS device from your desktop computer using the VLC Streamer app. This app is also somewhat similar, but only streams audio. WiFi2HiFi is a new app that lets you stream your favorite music stored on your computer and to your iOS device using an active Wi-Fi connection.

WiFi2HiFi works just like VLC Streamer for iOS devices and thus requires a desktop program running on the computer to make this whole thing work flawlessly. This will be a very useful alternative if you’re one of those who like to sit in the living room and listen to music on their computer which is in the next room or so. As long as you’re within the same Wireless range as your PC or Mac the streaming should work fine.

You can also connect your iOS device to a Hi-Fi system and then stream music from your favorite radio station as well. The desktop app is known as WiFi2HiFi Station and controls all the activities with utmost ease. The Desktop app is also very easy to setup and detects your iPhone/iPod Touch or iPad automatically. Once connected, all yohave to do is chose your audio player, select what you want to listen to(a playlist, podcast, stream etc) and begin listening to it on your iOS device.

WiFi2HiFi is not a free app, but is really worth the 99 Cents you’ll be paying for it. You can download it from the App Store and read more about it here. Requires iOS 3.0 and above. The desktop app WiFi2HiFi Station is available freely for both PC and Mac.

Mac Tip: View Advanced Wireless Network Info from Menu Bar

Here’s a quick tip that shows you how to view more information about your wifi network right from the menu bar of your Mac computer. If you had always wondered how to see wifi network details such as signal strength, channel, MAC address etc. full instructions for you after the break.

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1.4 Ghz Processor Smartphone – HP Pre 3 Specs

For the first time, today I heard about the smartphone from the very renowned laptop production company HP, HP Pre 3. HP is the one of the most powerful player in the Computer Accessory market. But now HP is also moving towards the production of Smartphones, currently the phone is not featuring Android OS, but it is having HP WebOS.

HP Pre 3

HP Pre 3 is a Touchscreen Phone with 3.58-Inches Screen and Full Sliding QWERTY Keyboard. HP Pre 3 is running on the HP’s own OS HP WebOS Operating system. It is added with the 5 MP Camera, Wi-Fi and common features of a Smartphone. The processing of the phone is accelerated by 1.4 GHz Qualcomm Processor. The phone can be turned into a Wi-Fi hotspot, for using Mobile’s Internet connection wirelessly.

HP Pre 3
HP Pre 3

Features & Specifications of HP Pre 3

  • 3.58-Inches Multi-Touch Screen
  • Extremely Powerful 1.4 GHz Qualcomm Processor
  • Slide-Out QWERTY Keyboard
  • HP WebOS
  • 512 MB RAM
  • Internal Memory: 8/16 GB
  • 5 MP Camera with LED Flash
  • Secondary VGA Camera for Video Calling
  • GPS & A-GPS Supported
  • Wi-Fi 802.11a b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR & A2DP support
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot upto 5 Simultaneous Connections
  • Push Email Support

HP Pre 3 is fully loaded with all the features of a Smartphone; the only feature which is lacking in the phone is Android OS. The price of HP Pre 3 is not revealed yet.

Do share your views about this Powerful 1.4 GHz Processor phone from HP? Would like to purchase it ?