Mostly users are migrating from phone ADSL broadband connections to their local Internet Service Providers WAN Ethernet connections. Those users were mostly using Dlink 2750U or 2730U ADSL Modems. D-Link sells two different models in India (2750U for only ADSL broadband and DIR-615 for only WAN Ethernet broadband connections). However, about 95 % of users who were using DLink 2750U doesn’t know that it’s actually capable of both ADSL broadband and WAN Connections.
Today we will see how we can add the functionality of WAN Ethernet connections to our D-Link 2750U Router in just few simple steps. Friends, we require the latest firmware according to the hardware version we have (look under the tag of the Router):
Easy steps to follow: (Duration: Less than 2 minutes)
1) Connect D-Link 2750U with an Ethernet Lan Cable on any Port 1,2, or 3 with the computer.
2) Assign your computer with a Static IP address 192.168.1.x (Ip address), 255.255.255.0 (Subnet), 192.168.1.1 (default gateway).
3) Open browser and type 192.168.1.1 and router page will open. Note down the firmware version from the top right corner.
Note: Check the Hardware Version from the tag under the router. Download the firmware exactly for same hardware version number you have.
4)Press & hold the Reset switch at bottom of the router for at least 10 to 15 seconds, all lights will start blinking.
A new Firmware Upgrade page will open, click Choose File, select the downloaded firmware and click Upgrade. At bottom left corner you will see the progress. Once completed, the router will reboot.
5) Open 192.168.1.1 and click Setup – Internet Setup – Select the type of protocol connection (PPPoE, Dynamic, Static or Bridging) your ISP provides. (call ISP, say you have a new router connected at home or office, he will guide you the configuration). Most of the times ISP knows that when a customer changes a new router, it won’t work until they will refresh the mac address of it in their database.
Most ISP’s provide internet connection by restricting access to only one router connection so that you don’t share it with your neighbours or someone else. So, don’t hesitate to contact your ISP trying everything yourself.
In 90% of the cases, as soon as ISP refreshes the Mac Address, the internet starts immediately. Still, if it doesn’t work, leave the rest on the ISP, get your router checked. Make all the settings default and then try to re-configure.
According to my experience, I assure you that 99% of the times if you are able to bring the option Ethernet besides DSL on the 192.168.1.1 page, the internet will definitely work.
Friends, once you convert it to WAN Ethernet Router, the firmware shared in this post will enable this D-Link 2750U to work both as ADSL and Wan Router.
So if someone is using ADSL connection, he can also try upgrading, it will help him in the future.
I have also included a live video demonstration all the steps of How to Convert D-Link DSL 2750U ADSL Router to WAN Ethernet connection?
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