This guide will help you configure your zyxel router to enable its routing capabilities so you can be able to share the internet connection without using a router.
There is no need to follow this guide if you have a separate router like linksys, dlink, edimax, tplink, etc. all configuration should be done on your router, leave your modem alone… default modem settings is bridge mode.
Although you can follow this guide, set your modem to router mode and still use a separate router, but that would result in a double router connections. that also means double port forwarding rules.
computer IP: 192.168.1.33
subnet mask: 255.255.255.0
default gateway: 192.168.1.1
save settings and reboot.
after restarting, on your web browser type 192.168.1.1
you need to login as an admin account on your modem to be able to see and make changes to these settings… otherwise you would only see the status page… use this username/password to login as admin.
this is the status page when in bridge mode… take note of VPI / VCI value here and use it on the next configuration page…
Go to Network / WAN / Internet Connection TAB
Encapsulation: ENET ENCAP
Encapsulation: ENET ENCAP
then click Obtain an IP Address Automatically
if unsure about your VPI/VCI settings in your area, call 172 and ask…
go to Network / LAN / IP TAB
IP Address: 192.168.1.1
IP Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
go to Network / LAN / DHCP Setup TAB
IP Pool Starting Address: 192.168.1.100
Pool Size: 32
you can also enter your preferred DNS server if you want like OpenDNS…
go to Network / NAT / General TAB
check Active Network Translation (NAT)
check SUA Only
go to Maintenance / Tools / Restart TAB
then restart to make the new configuration take effect…
after restarting, you can check the status page of your modem to verify the settings…
the screenshot above is what your status page should look like when in router mode…
the System Status is already in routing mode, and the Device Information now shows your IP address, Subnet Mask, and Default Gateway and the DHCP server is now active…
above values are just an example, you could set your own values like in IP starting address and pool size, etc…
after this, you can change your computer back to Dynamic IP Address if you like…
The above screenshots were taken from a working connection that means if it doesn’t work for you, it’s either you are doing something wrong or you didn’t follow the guide completely… in that case, go back to step 1 and try again.
if it doesn’t work out, try hard resetting your modem, hold the reset switch at the back of your modem for a few seconds then try following the guide again.
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