View Full Version : DSL Modem Settings, how do I access them

11-06-2005, 09:59 AM

I am swapping my isp from PAradise to Xtra

I have the spec settings but cannot remember how to access the modem settings to alter them (pop etc i can do myself)

How do i access the modem to change the settings?


11-06-2005, 10:07 AM
Is it by any chance?

11-06-2005, 10:22 AM
Is it by any chance?


That told me the connection was denied?

11-06-2005, 10:32 AM
Then thats is out of my league sorry
You will have to wait for some of the big guns to arrive

11-06-2005, 10:36 AM
Find the manual for your router, this will list its ip, enter the IP into the address bar of your browser, Get jiggy.

A username/pw box will pop up, enter whats listed in the manual (usually admin/admin or admin/password)

This will open up all the internel settings for the router, and will be where you will have to change the user name and password.

The other reference you made was to email, thats a seperate entity, The new company you are going through will have the basic steps and required settings on their webpage.

If you cant find the manual it will most probally be available as a download from the manufacturers site.

11-06-2005, 10:38 AM
what sort of dsl modem do you have and how is it connected?

11-06-2005, 02:45 PM
what sort of dsl modem do you have and how is it connected?

its a Dick Smith generic jobbie - labelled as DSE Ethernet Router

connected via a network connection, not usb


11-06-2005, 03:37 PM

I am not familiar with your router, but first find your IP address and Default Gateway. To do this ...

Click on Start, Run and type cmd
Then in the Command window that pops up type IPCONFIG
Copy down the IP number and the Default Gateway number.
Close the window.

Open up your browser and try putting in the Default Gateway no. into the Address field eg, it will be something like http://192.168.?.?. Press Enter. If a login page is displayed do as Metla says and try typing admin for the username and admin for the password or password for the password. If the default gateway address does not bring up the login page try using the IP address.

Oxie (Lyn)

11-06-2005, 03:37 PM
I thought would work with that modem but since you say it doesn't then try

Graham L
11-06-2005, 03:48 PM
Unfortunately, "Connection denied" means that a server does exist at the address given. There is a security setting which "denies" access. You might need to find a way to reset the unit to its default settings.

12-06-2005, 12:34 AM
Thanks guys, I found the guidebook on the dick smith site as a pdf and sorted it.

Called Xtra and they said my modem problem dropping was cos i didn't have a splitting on both sky digital jacks and the other phone..pulled all the phone plugs out except jetstream and works all sweet now...

...tho am i suspicious in thinking i seem to be getting better download speeds using xtra (from PAradise) as my isp!!??