Configuring a Netcomm NB6PLUS4W router

Before you Start

This article explains how to configure your Netcomm Modem Router to connect to the Internet as well as configuring the wireless capabilities and securing the wireless connection of this device.

- You will need your Broadband username and password from us. (For some customers a username and password is not required. This will be covered in the initial documentation you received from us).
- All devices you use on your phone line will need to have an ADSL Line Filter attached to them. This includes Telephones, Fax Machines, Dial-up Modems etc. Plug these into the PHONE socket of the ADSL Line Filter.


Your Modem and the Modem Panels

The Netcomm NB6Plus4W is an ADSL2/2+ compatible router with built in wireless access point, providing wireless internet and file sharing between multiple computers.

Watching movies, downloading music and online gaming becomes second nature with the NB6Plus4W. Capable of delivering high-speed Internet access of up to 24Mbps* makes this modem perfect for bandwidth intensive activities. Included in its long list of features is an IP packet filtering firewall, WEP, WPA and WPA2 wireless encryption.

The NB6Plus4W features four Ethernet ports for connecting to/creating a network along with 54Mbps Wireless with the added convenience of a USB port for computers running Windows 98 SE/ME/2000/XP without a network card.

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There are 9 different indicators on the front panel. The Power, DSL and PPP lights should be solid green for Internet connectivity, the LAN and WLAN lights will depend on the number of devices and the connection type used.

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Installing the Modem Router using an Ethernet Connection

Step 1 Turn off the computer.
Step 2 Plug one end of the Ethernet cable into one of the LAN ports on the back of the modem. The other end of the cable is plugged into the Ethernet socket on the back of the computer.
Step 3 Plug one end of the Phone Cable into the socket marked DSL on the back of the modem. The other end of the cable is plugged into the socket marked ADSL Modem on the ADSL Line Filter.
Step 4 Plug the ADSL Line Filter into the wall jackpoint.
Step 5 Plug the power adaptor into the power socket on the back of the modem. Plug the other end of the power adaptor into the wall socket.
Step 6 Turn on the power at the wall socket and ensure the modem is turned on by pushing in the power button.
Step 7 Turn on the computer.
Step 8 Open the internet browser (eg Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari) and enter the address http://192.168.1.1 this is the Modem Control Panel. Enter admin for both the username and password fields when prompted.
Step 9 You should see the screen as shown:

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