Actiontec® Modem Configuration
Read on to know about the Actiontec modem and find how to configure it
Actiontec is a company that offers different networking related products like modem and router. Modem is a hardware device that allows connecting the computer to the Internet. Actiontec comes with modems that possess better features. For the proper functioning of a modem, it should be configured in the computer. A modem cannot be used with a system until it is configured in the system. Configuring a modem with a computer might take a series of steps like inputting or changing the modem settings. Actiontec modems can be easily configured by navigating the configuration page of Actiontec. After successfully accessing the Actiontec configuration page, one can easily configure the modem to his system.
Discussed below are some points that will help the users to know more about Actiontec modems and also prescribe the methods by which an Actiontec modem can be configured:
- Need of configuring
- Methods for configuring Actiontec modem
- Tips while configuring Actiontec modem
Need of configuring
A modem is used for accessing Internet with a computer. But before one can use a modem in his system, it should be configured so as to meet the configuration of the computer and the connection type. Without proper configuration, the modem will not function properly and thereby the required connection cannot be accessed. Modems can be configured in different ways that can be used for fine tuning the performance of the connection features.
Methods for configuring Actiontec modem
Actiontec provides a configuration page along with all of its modem. It can be used for configuring your modem. To configure an Actiontec modem, open any web browser and type the IP address of Actiontec in the address bar. The default IP of Actiontec is 'http://192.168.0.1'. A page will be displayed that will navigate you to the different configuration settings. Click ‘Setup/Configuration’ and then ‘Advanced Setup’. Click on the button named as 'Begin Advanced Setup' and then click ‘Next’ button. Make sure that the 'Obtain an IP Address through PPPoA' is selected. Set the ‘Gateway Address’ as last usable IP and click on ‘Next’. Make sure the 'PPP auto connect” is checked and set the username and password. Click on the ‘Next’ button. Now select the ‘DHCP Server’ from the left panel. Check the ‘Off’ radio button corresponding to ‘WEP’ and click ‘Next’. Now select the ‘NAT’ link from left panel and select the ‘Off’ radio button near 'IP' and click ‘Next’. Select ‘Save and Restart’ option from the left panel and click the button named ‘Save and Restart’. The modem will now save your settings and it is configured.
There are certain things to keep in mind while configuring the Actiontec modem. It should be noted that the cable which is used to connect the modem should be unplugged before modifying any configuration settings. The modem can be configured to connect to a network router so that it can be used for connecting to an Ethernet network.
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