The Advanced Setup section of your modem's user interface lets you access a number of options that give you greater control over your modem's operation. These settings are best for tech-savvy folks who already know a thing or two about modems and networking.
You can access the Advanced Setup main menu by following the steps below:
1. Connect a device, such as a computer or tablet, to the internet through WiFi or using an Ethernet cable connected to your modem.
2. Open a web browser and type http://192.168.0.1 into the web address field.
3. Log in to the modem's settings interface (Modem GUI) using your Admin Username and Admin Password. Note that these are different from your wireless network name (SSID) and WiFi password (security key).
DNS Host Mapping: Creates a static hostname for the specified IP address in the DSL router. WAN and LAN IP addresses are supported.
WAN Settings: Allows you to change the protocol and addressing type required by your ISP for Internet access. These settings should not be changed unless instructed by your ISP.
Turn on IPv6: IPv6 is an upgrade of IPv4, the protocol that the internet runs on.
Dynamic DNS: Associates the WAN IP address of your router with a hostname.
QoS: Prioritizes traffic types (such as VoIP) before standard data traffic. Traffic shaping your network with QoS can increase application performance and prevent your network from becoming overloaded.
Remote GUI: Enables access to the router from a WAN connection. To access your modem remotely you will need to use https:// followed by the modem WAN IP address. You can manage the Administrator Username and Password for the modem GUI here.
Remote Console: Enables telnet or SSH access to the router from a WAN connection using the WAN IP address of the modem.
Static Routing: Adds routers manually to the routing table. If a change or a failure occurs between two statically defined nodes, traffic will not be rerouted and must wait for the failure to be resolved by the administrator.
Administrator Password: Prevents outsiders from accessing the firmware settings of the modem. After creating a username and password, you will need to enter them every time you access the modem firmware GUI located at http://192.168.0.1.