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Speedstream 4200 setup

Trying to set up 4200 on DSL. Am doing configuration with laptop plugged directly into ethernet port. I get both a DSL light, and an ethernet light.
Open IE, and have tried http://speedstream, etc, but cannot access modem setup to configure my broadband account.

I have the Speedstream manual.

Best I have achieved to date is "limited connectivity" after LAN setup to find IP address.

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To configure my siemens 4200 modem I enter into the address bar of the internet browser. You should get a login screen that ask for your user name and password. Default user name should be admin and the password should be admin. I hope this helps you

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I have just set up 4200 with dsl - you may find that you need to reset modem before you can configure. I was told that you need either a grey or yellow cable from your laptop to the modem. I use to access modem. The 4200 I have was from a bigpond a/c - originally configured accordingly.

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No activity on my new speedstream 4200

Ethernet and DSL lights are indicating you have ADSL available on your line, and that you have computers connected to the router.

What has probably happened is that Optus did not set up the new router with your username and password. Go to thw following website for details on how to setup the modem.

Manual Modem Settings The Optus DSL Broadband self-installation CD configures all the necessary settings for your DSL Broadband service. You do not need to manually configure your modem if you have run the self-installation CD. While the following information is provided for your reference, using the self-installation CD is the recommended method for configuring your modem.
The Siemens SpeedStream 4200 ADSL modem can use either USB or Ethernet to connect to your computer.
  • If you are connecting via USB you will need to run the self-installation CD to install the USB driver before you connect your modem. The Siemens SpeedStream 4200 ADSL modem supplied by Optus has been customised for the Optus DSL Broadband service. Only the USB driver supplied on the self-installation CD will work with the Optus service. If you do not have the self-installation CD, you can download the latest drivers from the Siemens website.
  • If you are connecting via Ethernet it is possible to manually configure your modem without the self-installation CD. Only a web browser is required.
After connecting your modem there are two key steps to manually configure your modem for the Optus DSL Broadband service:
  • PC settings - Configure your computer's Ethernet network interface.
  • Configure Your Modem - Set the password in your modem's configuration pages.
PC Settings Step by step instructions are provided for each of the supported Windows operating systems:
  • Windows 98/Me
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
Configure Your Modem To configure your modem settings you must now access the configuration manager using your web browser. This is done by entering the IP address in the address bar of the browser window as follows:
Note: If you are updating the password in your modem, please complete steps 1 to 3 only.
Step 1 of 5
  • Enter (Default IP address of the Optus Supplied Siemens SpeedStream 4200) to access the modem Configuration software. You may wish to add this page to your Favorites for easy access later.
  • The following modem System Summary screen will appear.
ss4200_home_disconnected.gif Step 2 of 5
  • Click on the word Setup in the green menu of options on the left side of the web page. An expanded set of options will be displayed.
  • Click PPP in the list of options that appeared below the word Setup.
  • The ISP Password page will appear:
  • Replace the default username ( with the username provided for you by Optus DSL Broadband.
  • Replace the default password with the password provided by Optus DSL Broadband in the Password field.
  • Note: You will find your Optus DSL Broadband username and password on the letter you received with your self-installation kit.
  • Save these details by clicking the Save Settings button.
Step 3 of 5
  • The next screen will ask you to disconnect and reconnect to the Optus DSL Broadband service.
  • Click the link to return to the System Summary page.
  • Click the Disconnect button to disconnect the modem from the Optus DSL Broadband service. The text on the button will change to Connect.
  • Click Connect to reconnect the modem to the Optus DSL Broadband service.
Step 4 of 5
  • Click on the word Setup in the green menu of options on the left side of the web page. An expanded set of options will be displayed.
  • Click the word Mode in the green menu of options on the left side of the web page.
  • Confirm that Optus Bridge is the selected operation mode.
  • If Optus Bridge is not selected click the radio button next to Optus Bridge to select it.
  • Click the Apply button.
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  • Click the Reboot button to restart the modem using your saved settings.
  • After about a minute the modem will return to an operational state and connect to the Optus DSL Broadband service.
ss4200_reboot_3.gif Once the modem has rebooted and the ADSL connection has been successfully established the DSL LED indicator will light steady green.
Your modem is now connected to the Optus DSL Broadband service.

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Can't get a wireless router to work with a speedstream 4200

This may actually be an issue with your ISP. There is a good possiblity that your ISP has bound your connection to the MAC address of the network card on your computer. This is a common occurance which is why router manufacturers give you the option of having your router clone your computer's MAC address. Go into your router's management an perform the clone, sorry I cannot give you more details but I don't know the specific model of your Belkin router.

Jan 05, 2009 | Siemens SpeedStream 4200 (13A4200001)...

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Connecting a Linksys Cable/DSL Router to a speedstream modem

I have a steps by step guide on how you setup the router.

  1. First you need to connect the device together. You need to connect your cable modem to the internet port on the back of the router, and the computer should go to one of the 4-port on the router labeled Ethernet (1, 2, 3, 4).
  2. Then turn on the modem first, wait for the lights to stabilize before powering on the Linksys router.
3. If the internet is still not working; we will need to adjust a setting on the router setup page. To access the setup page of the router you need to open your internet explorer or Firefox on the computer that is hardwired directly to the router. In the address bar of your browser (Internet Explorer or Firefox) type and hit enter or click Go. It will ask you for a username and password. Just type "admin" for the password field and there is no username. If you have ran the setup CD prior to this, then use the password that you have set when were running the setup CD.

4. Once you are in the setup page of your router make sure that the Internet Connection Type is set to Automatic Configuration DHCP, then click the save the settings button at the bottom of the page. After saving the settings, click the sub tab at the very top of the page that says MAC Address Clone. Set it to enable and click the button that will say Clone or Clone your PC's MAC and save the settings again.
5. After doing step 4, do a power cycle. Power cycle is done by turning of the router, modem and computer. Leave them off for a minute, tuned them back on in this order. Modem first wait for the lights to stabilize, then the router wait until the power light become solid. Then turn on the computer. This will get you online through the router.

Check if this will help get the router online.

Jan 03, 2009 | Siemens SpeedStream Modem (4100) (SS4100)

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Siemens 4200 2 computers

Yes and No! The 4200 gives you the option to connect via USB or Ethernet. You can only use one or the other to connect. You have two options. The first DOES involve another "gadget". The second does not!

Solution #1

I realize you're not looking to use additional equipment, but a network hub, switch or router will give you what you need. You can pick up a very inexpensive router for under $50 or even better a wireless router for a few bucks more.

I recommend a Linksys Wireless Router (Model - WRT54G) as it is very user friendly and comes ready to use. Just connect the port labeled "Ethernet" to the "WAN" port of the Linksys Wireless Router. Then connect both of your computers to any of the four "LAN" ports.

Solution #2

You can connect the first computer directly to the 4200 via USB and connect the second computer directly to the first computers ethernet port using a Network Crossover cable. Without a router of hub between the two computers, a crossover cable is required to allow them to talk to each other.

Once you have them connected to each other, on the first computer open the network connection properties for your internet connection (will be the one setup during the install of the USB modem) and click "Share This Computers Internet Connection".

Now the first option is surely the most reliable and keeps the traffic separate.

Hope this help!

Jul 20, 2008 | Siemens SpeedStream 4200 (13A4200001)...

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Speedstream 4100 modem

can be a deffective modem.. they had replaced mine only 5 times..

Dec 29, 2007 | Siemens SpeedStream Modem (4100) (SS4100)

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Setup Siemens 4200

u need to get an installncd from them or at least the manual install setting so that you can manually configure your computer.

Nov 23, 2007 | Siemens SpeedStream Modem (4100) (SS4100)

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Speedstream modem 4200

put the modem in bridge mode and then connect a DSL/cable router to'll have to configure the PPOE if its DSL... Cable is a little easier because there usually is a MAC authientication not username and password...plug dsl/cable router into cable modem...turn both off for about aminute then turn modem on first then router... Be careful most routers with wireless have it enable with no security by default...turn it off or set securty (wirelss that is)

Aug 27, 2007 | Siemens SpeedStream 4200 (13A4200001)...

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ISP SBC SpeedStream 5100b Modem Causes Install and Connection to Fail

Symptoms * You have a new router, and cannot get online to the Internet. AND * The Setupwizard will detect dynamic IP even though you have a PPoE connection. (Going to router status on the administration page, there is a private IP address on Internet port. 192.168.x.x range.) Cause The SBC DSL modem SpeedStream 5100b, used on new DSL and Yahoo SBC DSL installations since Feb. 2004, causes the NETGEAR router Setup Wizards to fail, and prevents routers from connecting to the Internet. This problem affects many router brands. The modem can be distinguished from the earlier 5100 by a 5th light labeled "Internet". The SpeedStream 5100b's default configuration is "PPPoE on the Modem" ? matching a built-in PPPoE client convenience feature that sends login ID and password to SBC. To Work Around These Issues, Configure the Modem for Bridged Mode Note: In Bridge Mode you cannot to connect to the modem's configuration menu, except by resetting it as described below. 1. Disconnect the router from your network, and connect the computer directly to the SpeedStream modem 2. Open an Internet browser. 3. Type in the browser address field and click Enter. The modem displays a configuration menu. 4. Click Advanced. 5. Enter the "Access Code" printed on the bottom of the modem. 6. Click PPP Location. The PPP Location screen appears. 7. Select Bridged Mode (PPPoE is Not Used). 8. Click Save Changes. 9. Connect the router between the computer and the modem. 10. Power off the modem. 11. Power off the computer. 12. Connect the Internet port of the NETGEAR router to the Ethernet port of the modem. 13. Connect the computer to a LAN port on the NETGEAR router. 14. Power on the modem and wait for 2 minutes. Don't go to the next step until this is finished. 15. Power on the router and wait for 1 minute. Don't go to the next step until this is finished. 16. Power on the computer. 17. Log in to the router by typing in your browser. 18. When prompted, using lowercase letters, type admin for the user name, and password for the password. Some older routers use 1234 for the default password. If you forgot your router password see 19. Use the Setup Wizard to connect to the Internet. To Reset the Modem To Enable Access to the Configuration Screen 1. Disconnect the computer from the modem. 2. Power off the modem. 3. Power off the computer. 4. Connect the Ethernet port of the modem to the computer Ethernet port. 5. Power on the modem and wait for 2 minutes. Don't go to the next step until this is finished. 6. Power on the router and wait for 1 minute. Don't go to the next step until this is finished. 7. Power on the computer. 8. Open an Internet browser. 9. Type in the browser address field and click Enter. The modem displays a configuration menu. 10. Click Advanced. 11. Enter the "Access Code" printed on the bottom of the modem. 12. Click PPP Location. The PPP Location screen appears. 13. Select PPPoE on the modem. 14. Click Save Changes. 15. At the login screen type in your SBC member ID and password (which is usually the primary email address on the SBC DSL account and the password for the primary email address). 16. Click Connect. * If successful, a screen appears reading "You Are Connected", and the Internet light goes solid green. * An error will display if the username or password is invalid. * If there are other problems the message "The DSL connection is down" appears.

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