Advanced setup options for older modems

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:

Then, you can select one of the options below to see additional step-by-step instructions on how to change each setting.

 

Blocking/Filtering

  • Access Scheduler: Allows you to select a device connected to your network and set Internet access rules.
  • Service Blocking: Allows you to select a device connected to your network and block specific Internet services.
  • Website Blocking: Allows you to select a device connected to your network and block that device from accessing certain websites.

 

Broadband Settings: Allows you to change the connection parameters to your service provider. These settings should not be changed unless instructed by your ISP. 

 

IP Addressing

  • DHCP Settings: Allows you to edit the DHCP settings that define the LAN addressing parameters for your modem to allocate IP addresses to LAN devices.
  • DHCP Reservations: Leases a permanent DHCP allocated address to a client.
  • 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 Management

  • 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.

 

Routing

  • Dynamic Routing: Used if a gateway is set up behind 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.

 

Security

  • 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.
  • Application Forwarding: Forwards ports to the selected LAN device by application name.
  • Port Forwarding: Allows you to enter ports or port ranges to forward Internet applications to a LAN device.
  • DMZ Hosting: Enables a LAN device to use the modem WAN IP address as its own. DMZ places the LAN device outside the firewall.
  • IPv4 Firewall: Activating the firewall is optional. When the firewall is activated, security is enhanced, but some network functionality will be lost.
  • IPv6 Firewall: Activating the firewall is optional. When the firewall is activated, security is enhanced, but some network functionality will be lost. 
  • NAT (Network address translation): Turning off NAT will open your Broadband Modem to outside intrusion, creating a security risk. These settings should not be changed unless instructed by your ISP.
  • UPnP: Simplifies the connection and implementation of devices to your network.
  • SIP ALG: Enables or disables the ability to pass SIP sessions to the LAN.

NOTE:  Depending on your model, your modem's user interface may appear slightly different from the images below.

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