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Best results are to use a Netopia WiFi Business Router for a DVR installation. A Siemans modems will drop the CCTV connection at random and you will have to restart the DVR manually...which defeats the purpose of having constant video being remotely accessed. We are switching to Netopia to solve our problem with AT&T and Siemans.

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I'm using an SB5101 and trying to use a new wireless router with this modem, but the set up is saying I have a static IP address... where can I find that on my computer whil I'm using my old router? thanks

I have one, after finding out how reliable and well-made they are. However, they can be picky during setup, especially since they have a rare 'config IP' address (the number you type into your internet browser's address bar to change the modem's settings). Click here >>
See this link for more info.

Mar 21, 2011 | Arris SURFboard SB5101 Cable Modem

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2 wire gateway..trying to go wireless....shows excellent signal but limited or no connectivity.

1. Try to determine whether you can connect to the Internet
Start -> Control Panel -> Network and Internet Connection
-> Network Connections -> Right Click Local Area Connection
-> Properties -> Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) ->
Use the following IP Address,
IP Address:,
Subnet Mask:,
2. Reset modem and rebooted the computer
3. Check cables if they are properly installed unplug and replug
4. If issue where not resolve contact your ISP service to check if it's the connection or hardware issue " ISP service has a tool that can run a line test determining where the broken connection is."

Nov 15, 2009 | 2wire (1000-000057-000) Modem

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I am hooked up with the Internet via Buckeye Cable System. However, when I log on, I get a notice that I am connected with the Internet via ''MS Home'' and it says it is an unsecured connection. When I...

The router is a Microsoft, not the modem. I know of only one other person that owns a M$ router. A Netgear would have been my preference and a lot less trouble.

If you press the window key and R, you'll open up a RUN box that you type in CMD and press OK. It will open up another box (DOS) and you type IPCONFIG. The machine will respond with your IP address and gateway. If the gateway is something like and your IP address is 192.168.1.x where x is anything but 1, it's a good start.

Open up Internet Explorer and type in the or whatever into the address bar. It should open up the web browser for the Microsoft router. Now, did you get a set of instructions with a quick setup? Is this the MN-xxx box? You get to search the M$ website for the setup instructions if you don't have or never had them. Or, remember that $40 Netgear?

The username and password might be admin and admin or blank. That lets you set up wireless security. It should have some pretty self-explanatory help screens to give you either a WEP key or a WPA-PSK key. I'd start with WEP and a simple 10 character hex password like FACE123456. If the neighbors guess it, you can always go for better passwords or change the one you just set.

Hope this works, and think of me down the interstate from you (x187).


Nov 14, 2009 | Modems

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How to connect to net via wire and wifi

I'm assuming Windows is the OS. After disconnecting from one access method but before connecting with another (modem to wifi or network wire, etc. the IP address on the notebook will likely not be acceptable to the new connection) open a DOS or Command "Box" or "Window" (go to Start --> Run --> type the word "cmd" or "command" without quotes and then click ok. At the prompt, (without the quotes) type: "ipconfig /release" (You can see all the variables for the ipconfig command by typing "ipconfig /?")

Establish a new connection via hardwire network or wifi and allow the PC obtain a new IP address as normal. If unable to access internet sites, you can try to forcing a new IP address by opening the DOS box again and type "ipconfig /renew" This should cause the machine to get a new IP address. The "ipconfig" commands will probably not force a modem connection to get a new IP address (I haven't run modems for a long time - so I'm not familiar with their procedure of obtaining an IP address)

Oct 09, 2009 | Modems

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Cable Network Routing with Zyxel 600

You have to set different ip address. To clear this up this how I got my setup. I have verizon internet. I use a westell 6100g modem, I have the local ip address set for and I got a linksys wireless router and the ip address set for Then I plug my modem into the wan port and it works. What am I doing is setting a static ip address from my modem to the router and using the router to distribute my address through the network. If you have any printers on the network you need to change that numter to 192.168.9.x number. If you don't have two different numbers set the router will take over.

Aug 09, 2009 | Zyxel Prestige 841 (91-004-226010) Modem

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Cant connect to xbox live need an ip address how do i get one

When the SurfBoard modem is powered up and connects to the internet on the WAN interface, it automatically gets an IP address from your ISP. When another machine is powered up and is connected to the modem via a USB cable, it is automatically using the WAN IP address to communicate with the world. If it is connected via the Ethernet connection, the modem automatically issues it its own IP address for use on the internal network via DHCP. The modem's internal Ethernet connection is The next machine powered on will normally get an IP address of

May 30, 2009 | Arris SURFboard® SB5101 Cable Modem

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Can't connect to

Googling that address will get you nothing. There are specific blocks of IP addresses that are not used on the internet. Instead, they are reserved for use in private networks. The addresses in these ranges are not available for use on the internet:

Class A networks: -
Class B networks: -
Class C networks: -

What they are telling you to connect to is your DSL router which must be using the address for it's own web-based configuration tool. If you open up your web browser and type into the address bar and hit enter, it should bring you to their configuration utility that is built into the router.

Apr 02, 2009 | Zoom X6 (5590) DSL Modem (55900003)

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Motorola SURFboard SB4200 With Buffalo Airstation

If it were me, i would return the airstation. then i would buy a linksys WRT54G. They are about 50 dollars. Then use that to set up your wireless network and you will find it quite easy.

Apr 24, 2008 | Arris SURFboard SB4200 Modem

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Modem security set up "" does not respond i have a virginbroadband modem and they e-mailed "roundcube"support but it does not help

How do I setup my own home network? Before setting up your own network, the type of network as well as what you wish for the .... All computers in house can share the same modem connection.
Home FTP server connection problem. Setup the Modem To forward the IP to the Router, .... Browsers and Internet, =====> Network, ===> Security, ===> Software, =====> Programming .

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Dec 18, 2007 | Modems

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Problems setting up Belkin wireless G+ mimo modem router/usb network adapter

It sounds like the router address is wrong or you are not connected to the network.. Guessing you are using Windows XP or Vista. Go to the DOS prompt ( then type ipconfig. This will bring up details on your network (see example below).

IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

You should see default gateway address which is the address of your router ie in your example. If this is not shown you have not connected to your router properly. If it shows a different address use the address shown to try and access your router. HTH

Nov 14, 2007 | Modems

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