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Disconnect the modem and connect the router to the pc, then run the software, if that does not work
while router is connected to the pc
Posted on Apr 04, 2008
You have to log onto the router and configure it. Google for the manual using the model number or even the MFG website. and no more problems.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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After you directly connect your PC to the modem router or connect your adapter to a Hub/Switch which has connected to the modem router, you need to configure your PC's IP address. Follow the steps below to configure it.
Step 1: Click the Start menu on your desktop, right click My Network Places, and then select Properties (shown in Figure 3-1).
Step 2: Right click Local Area Connection (LAN), and then select Properties.
Step 3: Select General tab, highlight Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), and then click the Properties button.
TD-W8968 300Mbps Wireless N USB ADSL2+ Modem Router User Guide Step 4: Configure the IP address as Figure 3-4 shows. After that, click OK.
You can configure the PC to get an IP address automatically, select "Obtain an IP address automatically" and "Obtain DNS server address automatically" in the screen above.
Now, you can run the Ping command in the command prompt to verify the network connection. Please click the Start menu on your desktop, select run tab, type cmd or command in the field and press Enter. Type ping 192.168.1.1 on the next screen, and then press Enter.
If the result displayed is similar to the screen below, the connection between your PC and the modem router has been established.
If the result displayed is similar to the screen shown below, it means that your PC has not connected to the modem router.
You can check it following the steps below:
1) Is the connection between your PC and the modem router correct?
The LEDs of LAN port which you link to the device and the LEDs on your PC's adapter should be lit.
2) Is the TCP/IP configuration for your PC correct?
If the Router's IP address is 192.168.1.1, your PC's IP address must be within the range of 192.168.1.2 ~ 192.168.1.254.
3.2 Quick Installation Guide
With a Web-based utility, it is easy to configure and manage the TD-W8968 300Mbps Wireless N USB ADSL2+ Modem Router. The Web-based utility can be used on any Windows, Macintosh or UNIX OS with a Web browser, such as Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Apple Safari.
1. To access the configuration utility, open a web-browser and type the default address http://192.168.1.1 in the address field of the browser.
After a moment, a login window will appear, similar to the Figure 3-8. Enter admin for the User Name and Password, both in lower case letters. Then click the OK button or press the Enter key.
Do not mix up the user name and password with your ADSL account user name and password which are needed for PPP connections.
If the above screen does not pop up, it means that your Web-browser has been set to a proxy. Go to Tools menu-Internet Options-Connections-LAN Settings, in the screen that appears, cancel the Using Proxy checkbox, and click OK to finish it.
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NOTE: The image may vary depending on the computer and modem you're using.
Once an active Internet connection is established through the modem, connect the modem and the computer to the router by following the instructions below.
Connecting the Devices Together
After ensuring that you have an active Internet connection, connect the modem to the router's Internet port and the computer to any of the four Ethernet ports. For instructions, click here.
After connecting the devices, check the LEDs by following the instructions below.
Checking the Router's LEDs
The Linksys router's front panel will indicate the status of the connection. After connecting the broadband modem to the WAN or Internet port, the computer to an available numbered port and powering on the router check the lights on the front panel of the router. For instructions, click here.
After checking the router's LEDs, configure the router for cable Internet. For instructions, follow the steps below.
Configuring a Linksys Router for a Cable Connection
For Telstra Cable internet users, please contact Telstra to confirm if your internet connection is using DHCP or HB (Heart Beat) signal. There should be no other machine running HB client upon doing this procedure.
Access the router's web-based setup page. For instructions, click here.
NOTE: If you are using Mac to access the router's web-based setup page, click here. If you forgot your IP address, click here. If you forgot your router's password, click here.
When the router's web-based setup page appears, click the drop-down arrow under the Internet Connection Type field and select Automatic Configuration - DHCP.
(a) If you are NOT using Telstra HB, proceed with DHCP setup.
NOTE: If you are a Telstra Cable internet user and you're using WRT120N, WRT160N v1, WRT320N or WRT610N, please select Telstra Cable.
(b) If you are using Telstra Cable, proceed with the following setup. Obtain your user name and password from Telstra. Please disable any HB client that might have been previously running on the PC after the router is configured.
Click MAC Address Clone.
Select Enabled and click Clone My PC's MAC.
Click Status. Check the value of the Internet IP Address. If the Internet IP Address has numbers, this means the router has been properly configured. You should now be able to access the Internet. If you're not online, perform a power cycle to synchronize the router with the modem. For instructions, click here.
NOTE: If the Internet IP Address is all zeroes (0.0.0.0) click first then click . If the Internet IP Address is still all zeroes (0.0.0.0) perform a power cycle. For instructions, click here.
If the IP Address starts with 192.168.1.xxx or if it has the same first three numbers (octets) as the router's IP address, change the router's LAN IP address to a different LAN segment. For instructions, click here.
Once the router is configured, perform a power cycle. For instructions, follow the steps below.
Shutdown the computer.
Unplug the router's power cable.
Unplug the Broadband modem's power cable and wait for 30 seconds.
Plug in the Broadband modem's power cable and wait for its lights to appear stable.
Plug in the router's power cable once the modem's lights appear stable.
Power on the computer on and test the Internet connection.
NOTE: If you're not online after performing this procedure, you may need to upgrade the firmware of the router.
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