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IBM NWAYS Router 2210 Model 12E configuretion

I have this router and i don't know how to configure it with a console. what interface do i use to connect with a console? i'll be more than happy if you could help me. sencerly yours chen

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Re: IBM NWAYS Router 2210 Model 12E configuretion

Have a look at this page and download instructions.

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I have lost the security code and have a new laptop, how do i set it up to work


If you don't remeber the wireless security code, maybe you still remeber the user and password to access the web management interface of the router.
Then you have to connect the laptop to the router by using a network cable. Open a browser window, type in the IP adress of your router and check the wireless setup section. There you can find / modify the wifi security code.

If you don't know the router's IP adress, then open on your computer a ms-dos prompt and type the command
ipconfig /all

it will display your current IP adress, subnet mask and GATEWAY. The gateway adress is the router's IP adress that must be typed into the browser.

If you don't remember the user and password for accessing the router's web interface, please refer to the router's user manual in order to reset it to factory default configuration, and then proceed as for the first installation of the router.

Hope it helped,


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How do I connect it to a motorola 2210 modem

This FAQ is for configuring a BellSouth supplied Motorola/Netopia 2210-02-1006 with a generic third-party router that isn't specifically covered in the existing FAQs. If you have a router that is covered in the FAQs, I suggest you use that FAQ. This initial setup is all that is needed to configure and connect your generic router based network for FastAccess DSL. Any additional setup for features like DHCP IP ranges, port triggering, etc is out of the scope of this FAQ.

This FAQ has 4 Major sections:
Section 1 - Overview
Section 2 - Motorola/Netopia 2210 modem configuration
Section 3 - Third party router configuration information
Section 4 - Connections and power up

Section 1 - Overview
•The best configuration for networking a router with the Motorola 2210 is to set the 2210 to "Bridged Ethernet" mode and allow the third-party router to do the routing and DHCP functions. The 2210 is also a router with full DHCP functions and may not function correctly when connected directly to another router. Not changing the modem to Bridged Ethernet will result in double NAT'ing, increased latency, possible IP conflicts, or possibly a network that doesn't work at all.
Before proceeding both the 2210 modem and third-party router must be reset to default. Despite what the help desk tech tells you, resetting the modem does not put it into Bridged Mode.
• The BellSouth Installation CD and Connection Manager are not required to use this configuration.
• The third-party Installation Wizard CD should not be used in this configuration.
• Since BellSouth assigns static IPs via your username the configurations shown are applicable to both dynamic and single static IP customers.
• You must connect the 2210 directly to the computer's NIC to make the necessary changes before you connect the router, because you will probably be unable to access the modem interface after you connect the router. The reason is that the modem interface is which is a local IP. By default, most routers do not have the capability to route a local IP out of their WAN port (where the 2210 is connected). Additionally, they may be on completely different subnets. After you have made the changes to the 2210 you can then connect the router and configure it for use with FastAccess. There are several alternatives around this problem. One method involves extra equipment (second NIC and a hub) and major configuration changes. The second method requires you to utilize the router as a simple switch and use the 2210's PPPoE and DHCP functions. Click here for more information.
•If you encounter any problems simply reset the 2210, connect it directly to your NIC, restart your computer, log into the interface, and start over again.

Section 2 ? Motorola 2210 Configuration
bred.gifStep 1
Verify that NIC cards (wireless or wired) are set to "Obtain IP Address Automatically". Completely power down the 2210 and the computer(s). Power up the modem and press the reset button on the back of the modem. After the modem has fully initialized connect the 2210 to the NIC and then power up the computer.

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Open a browser session and enter "" in the address field to access the 2210 GUI interface.

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Enter your BellSouth Username followed by "" in the User ID field. Enter your BellSouth Password in the Password field. Re-enter your BellSouth Password in the Confirm Password field. Click on Next. Update the Auto Calender Update Configuration as desired and click Next. The modem will try to initiate a session and then return to the main menu.

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Click on Broadband DSL Line from the top menu. Click on Configure Connection from the right menu. Select "Bridged Ethernet" from the Protocol pull down. Click on Save and restart the connection at the bottom. This will automatically restart the modem and the interface will return after the changes are saved. Note: functions like NAT, DHCP, IP Passthrough, and username and password will be disabled or irrelevant and can not be selected. After the modem has restarted, power down both the computer and the modem then physically disconnect the 2210.

Section 3 - Third-Party Router Information
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After the PC is powered down connect one of the router LAN ports to the computer NIC and power up the third-party router and then the computer.

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Open a browser session to access the router interface as per the router's user guide. Even though the interface will vary from router to router you must use the following configurations as a basic rule:
- Select Obtain an IP address automatically. Important Note: Use Obtain an IP address automatically even if you ordered a static IP.
- Select PPPoE connectivity. Do not select any other choice, even if you have a static IP.
- Enter your BellSouth Username followed by ""
- Enter your BellSouth Password
- Select "Keep Alive" or "Always On" (if available)
- Set "Maximum Idle Time" to "0" which is similar to "keep alive" and "always on" (if available)
- Select a redial or reconnect period of "180 Seconds" (if available)
- Enter "1492" in the MTU Field (if available)
- Save your settings (which will probably restart your router)

Section 4 - Connections and Power Up
bred.gifStep 7
Power everything down and physically connect the 2210, wired or wireless router, and any computer(s).


Pictures by Andy Houtz

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Power up the network equipment in this order:
1) Motorola 2210 Modem (wait for DSL synch)
2) Third-party Router
3) Computer(s)
Open a browser session and go surfing!

bred.gifImportant Additional Information
•The 2210 has an "Internet" light that is green whenever there is an active PPPoE session initiated by the Motorola. Since you are using the Netgear to establish the PPPoE session the light will stay off. This is normal.
•You should check your tweak settings to optimize your new network. Reminder: If you are required to change your MTU, make sure that it is identical on all equipment (PCs and routers) in the network.

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An online, html-based menu simulator program is available here. The simulator recreates the Motorola 2210 user interface and provides the ability to navigate menus; just like the real modem interface. It is for simulation purposes only and will not make any changes to your actual modem.

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Westell A90-9100EM wireless router cant make it work

Hello angiegall366,

The Westell A90-9100EM wireless router should be able to connect to the Motorola 2210. Follow the instructions in the Motorola 2210 User guide:

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Have a great day,

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Linksys router BESFX41 behind motorola dsl modem 2210-02-1006 I cannot get the router software to setup the router to connect and out The router is a linksys firewall router s/n CB928005707 mac address:...

Try to manually configure the router by accessing it user interface:
type the router's ip on the address bar of the pc that is conencted to the router the default ip of the router is just leave the username blank and type in "admin" for the password.

Since you're using DSL connection set the router to PPPOE and type the username and password for your DSL account tne save it.

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IBM 2210 router

If you have the manual, it should have reset instructions in there.
or would you prefer I look them up for you?

Apr 15, 2008 | IBM NWAYS Router 2210 Model 12E

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Wireless network broken, access to WRT54G & Motorola 2210-02 via http.. denied

I have att yahoo dsl which I installed about a year ago. The process required bridging the ADSL Modem (in my case a speedstream 4100) and accepting dynamic IP addresses and configuring PPPoE on the WAN side of my Linksys router. The ATT support person walked me through the entire process over the phone even though I was comfortable with making the Linksys configuration changes as I had to do the same in China without technical support. The modem configuration was no more difficult than the router configuration as it was performed from a web browser too. The biggest warning was that to reverse the modem change (if desired) required use of a reset button because the web interface was disabled as a result of the configuration change. My advice to you especially if you are willing to attach the Linksys router to the telco modem is to contact the ATT highspeed DSL support line and see if they will walk you through it like they walked me through it. Reviewing your Linksys User's Guide and understanding the configuration of that device would probably be appreciated by the ATT Support person as well as assuring you can access the Linksys router to configure it during the call.

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Calibrate IBM NWAYS Router 2210 Model 12E

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Feb 26, 2007 | IBM NWAYS Router 2210 Model 12E

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Reset a password for IBM NWAYS Router 2210 Model 12E

Does this mean anything to you Remote Login Names and Passwords During a remote login, the device prompts you for a login name and password. You can display the login name when logged in to the device from a remote console by using a device status command. Logging in Remotely or Locally Logging in to a local console is the same as logging in to a remote console except that you must connect to the device by starting Telnet on your host system. To log in remotely, begin at step 1. To log in locally, begin at step 3. To log in from a remote console: 1. Connect to the device by starting Telnet on your host system. Your host system is the system to which remote terminals are connected. 2. Supply the device?s name or Internet Protocol (IP) address. To use device names, your network must have a name server. Issue either the device name or the IP address as shown in the following example: % telnet brandenburg or % telnet At this point, it makes no difference whether you have logged in remotely or locally. 3. If you are prompted, enter your login name and password. login: Password: It is possible that there is a login and no password. The password controls access to the device. If a password has not been set, press the Enter key at the Password: prompt. Logins are not set automatically. For security, you can set up user names and passwords using the add user command in the CONFIG process. For additional information, see the add user configuration command, on 56. Remember to reload or restart to activate any changes. Note: If you do not enter a login name and valid password within 1 minute of the initial prompt, or if you enter an incorrect password three times in succession, the device drops the Telnet connection. 4. Press the Enter key to display the asterisk (*) prompt. You may have to press the Enter key more than once or press Ctrl-P to obtain the * prompt. Once at this level, you can begin to enter commands from the keyboard. Press the Backspace key to delete the last character typed in on the command line. Press the Delete key or Ctrl-U to delete the whole command line entry so that you can reenter a command. See ?Command Completion? on page 20 and ?Command History? on page 23 for more information. You can also use local Telnet commands on your Telnet client to close the Telnet connection.

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Reseting an IBM NWAYS Router 2210 Model 12E

The password will probably be 'admin' or 'administrator' or the router make.

Jan 17, 2007 | IBM NWAYS Router 2210 Model 12E

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Hyper terminal with IBM NWAYS Router 2210 Model 12E.

Hi Viki, I use HyperTerminal to configure my HP switches and a few other devices but typically they use a *special* manufacturer cable. I suspect that may be a problem you?re having; do you get any communications from the router via HyperTerminal? If you?re sure the cable is correct you can try the following configurations in HyperTerminal: -Start HyperTerminal *HT* with Com1 *if that?s what you?re using*connected to you console or data port on your router using the appropriate cable. - Create a new *location* in HT and name it something appropriate. - When the *connect to* box appears make sure you change the *connect using:* field to Com1 or whatever port you?re using* .-In the Com1 properties make the following changes: bps=9600; data bits = 8; parity = none, stop bits = 1 and flow control = Xon/Xoff. -Next click on file, properties then the settings tab. Set emulation to VT100 If this doesn?t work I would look seriously at your cable. Let us know if you have any more questions and as always please don?t forget to rate the posting.

Jan 16, 2007 | IBM NWAYS Router 2210 Model 12E

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