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ADSL Router

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Help links

Try the following links for information about available ADSL wireless routers.

Accessing the router
  1. Open your web browser and enter the routers default IP access address, for example, in the address bar and press Enter. The relevant address can be found in the setup guide of the router.
  2. You will then be prompted for a User Name and Password, by default on most of the routers you can use "admin" in the User Name field and "admin" or "administrator" in the Password field. The default login credentials can be found in the setup guide of the router.
Router Setup

The setup procedure of routers may vary, but the basic input options should not differ, while doing the setup you might be asked to input certain values, below is a list of basic options used in South Africa.

ISP account username and password

Username and password is the username and password that you chose or were given during the setup of your ISP account.

Basic Router Parameters
  • VPI: Virtual Path Identifier. Should be set to 8.
  • VCI: Virtual Channel Identifier. Should be set to 35.
  • Service Category: Should be set to UBR.
  • Quality of Service: Enabled.
  • DHCP Server: Enabled.
  • Service Type: PPP over Ethernet (PPPoE).
  • Network Address Translation (NAT) Settings: Enabled.
  • IGMP Multicast: Enabled.
  • DNS Server Configuration: Default. The Telkom SAIX network will issue you a DNS server address once your router authenticates.
  • Bridging: This will be set to enable if you are creating Broadband Connections from within Windows.
  • Dial on demand: Allows you to manually connect to the Internet so you are not permanently connected. Idle timeout timer is included.
  • Keep alive: Keeps you connected to your ISP even when no activity is present for a certain period of time.
  • Enable Firewall: Select if you wish to enable the router's firewall for security.