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Old 30th January 2016, 11:54 AM
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Has anyone had any luck setting up their own router on Etisalat? In just about any other country in the world it's usually as simple as logging into your router, punching in some settings (PPPoE, etc...) and Bob's your uncle.

Over here there seems to be some kind of mysterious mystical process that none of the sales people seem to know.

There must be a way to do it, afterall, SharafDG and Carrefour wouldn't be selling mountains of routers if they didn't.

Has someone who is fairly tech savvy been able to do this themselves without having to call Etisalat? If not, what needs to be done on the Etisalat end?

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Hi,
We have two routers of our own - both setup on our Etisalat connection.
There used to be a document on the Etisalat website that had all the settings listed.
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Plug it in, set your wifi SSID and passwords and thats it. Don't mess around with anything else.

You are not on the end of a "cable network" but on the end of a standard CAT5 ethernet connection as the router is in the ceiling of the building if in an apartment. You need a router, not a cable modem or ADSL modem. Little or no configuration is needed. In fact, if you aren't using wifi, just plug your computer into the wall socket direct.

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So instead of running the router in "router mode" I should just run it in Access Point mode?

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I have no idea what that make of router will call itself.

So do a factory reset, change nothing and plug it in. It'll work.

Don't mess around with the console other than to change the SSID and password.

Don't overcomplicate things.

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What you need to do after connecting your router to Etisalat's modem is to reboot Etisalat's modem (switch it off / on), so that it can properly authenticate your router's MAC address on Etisalat's side. It should work after that provided you have PPPoE login details set on your router.
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Second hand information - Etisalat has recently started supplying their own routers (I have an older elife connection and had to get my own). It is not simple to put in your own from what I understand. Factory resets have rendered the router useless (Dlink router customised with code for etisalat)

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I'm just about to move but I am (was) Etisalat. I had my own equipment and when I migrated from copper to fiber optic, they worked with what I had. When Du connect me next week, I'm going to hand them my equipment again and ask them to connect it.

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I'm just about to move but I am (was) Etisalat. I had my own equipment and when I migrated from copper to fiber optic, they worked with what I had. When Du connect me next week, I'm going to hand them my equipment again and ask them to connect it.
I think as policy both are now handing over their own routers (and who knows what they are tracking).
I have the proper elife - but an older 8 mbps connection. To even upgrade the speed I was told I need to use their equipment and enter into a new 24 month commitment (with a 500 Dhs+ c. 50 Dhs * remaining contract period as penalty). there is no option to continue using my own router (and they want to change the set top box too).
I dont like commitments - hence I refused. Not really happy with "just" 8 mpbs but I will make do.

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I think as policy both are now handing over their own routers (and who knows what they are tracking).
I have the proper elife - but an older 8 mbps connection. To even upgrade the speed I was told I need to use their equipment and enter into a new 24 month commitment (with a 500 Dhs+ c. 50 Dhs * remaining contract period as penalty). there is no option to continue using my own router (and they want to change the set top box too).
I dont like commitments - hence I refused. Not really happy with "just" 8 mpbs but I will make do.
Hi,
That is a worrying development - we still use our own routers.
Be interesting to see if we get a call to change them.
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