Accessing the modem's Advanced Setup menu

The Advanced Setup section of your modem's user interface lets you access and edit a number of settings 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 4 steps below:
Modem Advanced Step 1-4

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 online user interface (Modem GUI) using your Administrator Username and Administrator Password. Unless you have changed the default settings, you can find this information on the modem's sticker. Note that these are different from your wireless SSID and security key.

4.  Select "Advanced Setup."

Then select a menu option below for additional step-by-step instructions.

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. 

WAN Settings

  • 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. 

LAN Settings

  • 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.
  • LAN Subnets: Your modem can support multiple LAN subnet settings. Use the DHCP Settings page to configure the default IPv4 subnet.
  • CBRAS configuration: CBRAS is a specialized CenturyLink remote access server that allows multiple sources of internet traffic (cable, DSL or broadband wireless) to converge in a single network. 

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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