Modem Setups

How to setup a modem
Before we begin this is whats required.
1.Working modem.
2.Ethernet/Lan cable.
3.Default gateway.

To get the default gateway.(Microsoft)
Press and hold the Windows button on your keyboard (located between the “Ctrl and Alt” on the left side of the keyboard)
while the “Windows” button in being pressed, press “r”.
This will bring up a dialog box called “RUN” you will be prompted to “type a name of a program”
type “cmd” and press ENTER.

This will open a black screen.
Type “ipconfig” and press enter, you will now see the network interfaces results.
look for “Local Area Network or LAN”
Once you have found the above you need to read the contents below it, look for “Default gateway” next to it, it will contain numbers.
The numbers can be E.g. “,” .etc , write the number down.

Open your internet browser.
Enter the Default gateway into the browser’s URL (this is usually where you see
Next you will be asked for a username and a password.
Try one of these defaults “Username:admin, Password:admin or Username:admin, Password:password” (or leave password blank)
Once you have successfully logged in look for “Setup Wizard, Setup guide, Easy setup or setup”
follow the steps as indicated on screen.
Timezone:+2 Cairo,Pretoria,Greece .etc
Connection type:PPPoE
“Does my connection require a login?” select yes
Username:”We will provide”
Password:”We will provide”
Proceed and save.

Next step will be your WiFi.
Click “Enable SSID” make sure there is a tick.
Enter an “SSID”(this is of your own choosing, as this will distinguish your network from the others)
Select the following Encryption method “WPA2-PSK” and enter your desired password (make a note as we do not manage your WiFi password)
Click proceed and save

Your Modem has been setup.


To get the default gateway.(Linux)
You’ll need to open a Terminal. Depending on your Linux distribution.
It can be located in the menu items at the top, or at the bottom of your screen.
In this example, we will use Fedora. Click Applications > System Tools > Terminal.

When terminal is open, type the following command: ip route | grep default
The output of this should look something like the following:
joe$ ip route | grep default
default via dev eth0 proto static
In this example, again, is your default gateway (router) IP address.


To get the default gateway.(Mac)
Open the Terminal application. Do do this, click Finder > Applications > Utilities >
When is open, type the following command: netstat -nr | grep default
This will output the following:
joe$ netstat -nr | grep default
default UGSc 50 46 en1
In this example, again, is your default gateway (router) IP address.