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OfficeConnect Router Web Admin screen open to all

I have configured my OfficeConnect ADSL Wireless Firewall Router to work with my 5 static IP addresses and everything seems okay, but the web admin screen is available to the world on the first IP address. I hoped it would only make it available to my other static IPs. Should I be worried? Or is there a way round this issue? All the instructions in the manual seem to be aimed at NAT setups.

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I'm not sure how 3 com routers work but I work with Linksys equipment and Actiontec a lot. Their systems have a toggle in the admin setup to disable remote access. If that is turned off and the admin needs a password to get into it, you should be fine.

Posted on Aug 05, 2008

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Show me how to connect linksys wireless


Hi

The Router configuration is not that much difficult, only few thing you have sure,
1) Correct ADSL Connection User name & password,
2) Chose unique ip address in All host.

Follow the mention bellow instruction to configure and connect to Wifi Router,

  • Plug the network cable ( Mine was Blue ) which comes with the Router Box pack to your computer. The other end goes into any of the Router Ethernet Port ( 1 or 2 or 3 or 4 )
  • Now type in 192.168.1.1 in IE or Firefox or any browser. You will prompted for password which is admin. You must be logged into Linksys Router.
  • Now since your ADSL modem is also having the same IP , we will change the IP address for WRT54G2 Router to 192.168.5.1
  • Under Setup >Basic Setup look for Network Setup and Change Router IP. Change to 192.168.5.1 and Save changes.
  • Since the IP has changed you will need to close the Browser.
  • Sometimes the IP doesnt change automatically. Do a IPCONFIG / RELEASE and then IPCONFIG / Renew

Making WRT54G2 Router talk to ADSL broadband modem
  • Plugin the Ethernet cable which comes from the Modem into the port on Wrt54g2 router which says Internet.
  • Open Internet Explorer and Type in 192.168.5.1.
  • Type in same password ( admin )
  • You will be in Setup > Basic Setup
  • Take a look at Section , Internet Setup. The current selection should be Automatic Configuration DHCP. Select Static IP instead.
  • Add following details to it. In the first step we backed up All the IP configuration. Use them here
Internet IP Address: . . .
Subnet Mask: . . .
Gateway: . . .
Static DNS 1: . . .
Static DNS 2: . . .
Static DNS 3:

ADSL Modem Settings to Wrt54g2 Router

  • Once Done just save changes and you should be back at same page.
  • Now try to connect any application which talks to internet. You should be able to connect
Configuring for Wireless Connection :Now once your Router is talking with Modem, it is pretty easy to connect on Wireless. The only thing we need to setup here is Security. Lets get WIFI
  • Get to the Lynksys page again. Do all login and regualr stuff.
  • Now look for menu Wireless, click on it. You should land on Basic Wireless Settings.

Basic Wireless Settings

  • Select wireless configuration to Manual .
  • Wireless network mode to Mixed.
  • Give a Wireless Network Name (SSID), make sure its unique.
  • Make Wireless channel selection 11 ( 11 - 2.463 GHZ)
  • Select Wireless SSID Broadcast to Enable
  • Save Settings and you will be back at the same page with changes you made.
Now Lets secure the Router :
  • Go to Wireless Security on the same page.
  • You will need to configure here Security Mode : WPA Personal, WPA Algorithms: TKIP
  • WPA Shared Key is what you will need when you connect to your router without wire. This key does the authentication and keep unwanted people away. Add 8 digit alphanumeric key.
  • As suggested in comments, there is a new mode which you can use : WPA2 with AES
  • Save changes.Just make sure you save that key to a notepad or remember it.

Wrt54g2 wireless security

  • Now last step, Move to next menu Security > Firewall .
  • Uncheck Block Anonymous Internet Requests .
  • Save Settings.

Wrt54g2 firewall settings

  • Remove the blue cable which you had connected with Router.
That's it. Now just turn on your WIFI and Search for the router. The name should be visible. Click to connect. At this stage it will ask you for the Password or Shared Key which we configures just above. It will connect and you will be able to connect to Internet.
That's all Folks. This is how you connect WRT54G2 Linksys router with Adsl Broadband Modem. If you have any questions feel free to comment.

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I forgot my admin password for Wirelles Router 3Com "Office Connect ADSL Wireless 11g Firewall Router" what i have to do ? i don't want to reset my Wireless Router couse that make's me have to reconfigure...


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The default IP address is 192.168.1.1
The default user name is Admin
The default password is Admin

Both are case-sensitive.

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Months ago I installed the SBG900 Wireless Cable Modem Gateway. Now I want to Enable the Firewall. So I put the CD in my drive but am unable to nagivate my way or to Launch Admin Application (which I...


Hello,
You can enable your router firewall by logging straight into your router, as the necessary software (firmware) is within the router itself.

To login to the router, open a web browser, and type the IP address of the router into the address bar. The default for this router is http://192.168.0.2

You should see a popup box asking for username and password. This are likely to be the defaults: username: admin and password: motorola. Click to login.

If successful, you should now see the router configuration screen.
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No internet connection


I received this solution from Belkin. It worked for me & I hope it does for you. Good luck!

Belkin solution:

Please follow the details given below:
1. Please contact your internet service provider to know the connection type details (Is it PPPOA,PPPOE, Dynamic or static)
2. Belkin router F5D8633 ADSL router works only with ADSL broadband connection and does not support Cable broadband connection.
3. Do not use the Setup CD Assistant; reset the unit and configure it manually. Make sure to set the correct VPI/VCI values in the process as the default settings may not be correct.
4. When using PPPoA, always use VcMux encapsulation, when using PPPoE, always use LLC encapsulation. Keep the VPI and VCI as 0/38.
5. Please follow the instructions given below to configure the router manually:
- Connect the phone line direct to the router, or through the filter.
- Connect the computer to one of the LAN ports on the router.
- Switch off the router and power it back after 5 seconds.
- Restore the router to factory defaults by holding down the reset button on the back of the router.
- The power light will flash and then come back ON solid, indicating that the router is being restored to factory defaults.
- The corresponding lights on the router should be lit-up.
- Check if the computer has an IP address in the range of 192.168.2.x
- Click on `start` & click `Run`.
- Type in `cmd` & click `ok`.
- Type `ipconfig` and Enter. Check for IP address, subnet mask & Default Gateway.
- If not, specify a static IP address, gateway and DNS by following the steps at http://web.belkin.com/support/kb/kb.asp?a=2824
Then follow the below instructions to reset IE.
-Open Internet Explorer
-Click on Tools -> Internet Options
-In the General tab, click on Delete Files under Temporary Internet Files
-Click on Clear History
-In the Connections tab, select Never Dial A Connection and click on LAN settings
-Uncheck all the options and click on OK
-In the Advanced tab, click on Restore Defaults
-Click on Apply and then OK.
- Open a new Internet Explorer window and on the address bar please type in http://192.168.2.1 and click on go.
- You should be able to access the routers set up page.
- By default the password is blank.
- Click on Connection Type and Reconfigure the connection on the router (using your ISP details).
- Save the Changes.
Note: Please obtain the correct values regarding the Internet connection from your Internet Service Provider.
Internet Status should show Connected on the top right hand corner of the web page.
If the problem persists, please get back to us with the following information given below:
1. Type of connection provided by the ISP (Is it PPPOA,PPPOE, Dynamic or static)
2. The ADSL light status on the router. Please let us know if the ADSL light status on the router is solid or flashing.
3. ADSL broadband connection or Cable broadband connection.
4. Operating system on the computer and the version number for the internet explorer like IE 6 or IE 7.
5. Internet Status shows as Connected or Disconnected on the top right hand corner of the router web page.
Log on to the router web interface at http://192.168.2.1
- By default, the password is blank.
- Click on Security log under "Firewall" option (let us know the message you see under the security log or send us the screen short of the message you see under the security log)
6. Then, check the IP address of the computer. For checking the IP address:
- Click on start & click `Run`.
- Type in cmd & click `ok`.
- Type IPCONFIG and Enter. Check for IP address, subnet mask & Default gateway.
- The IP address should be in the range of 192.168.2.x (x=2 to 254)
- In the command prompt type PING 192.168.2.1 & Enter. Check if you are getting replies.
- Type, PING 4.2.2.2 & press Enter. Check if you are getting replies.
- Try pinging yahoo by typing PING yahoo.com and Enter. Check if you are getting replies.

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Hi,

In your wireless router,U want to configure the ip adress of internet,may R u static ip R dynamic ip address,

1. Statis ip customer means, configure the static ip address in your wireless router,

2. Dynamic ip customer means, configure the ip address of the ADSl modem ip.

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