Your SpeedStream 6520 or SE 567 gateway needs 3 connections:
- The power cord must be connected to the black port on the back of the gateway and plugged into a power outlet.
- An Ethernet cable must be connected to the yellow port on the back of the gateway and to the Ethernet port on your computer. (While you can connect your computer to the gateway wirelessly, you will need a wired connection to set up your gateway the first time.)
- A DSL cable must be connected to the DSL gray port on the back of the gateway and to your phone jack.
To enable the SpeedStream 6520 or SE 567's wireless capabilities:
- Open your web browser and go to http://192.168.254.254
- If there are six icons under Gateway Options, proceed to Step 3.
- If there are only three icons under Gateway Options, click GO to the right of the Log In field at the top of the screen.
- Log in with the username and password (admin is usually both the username and password).
- Click the Home Network icon on the left-hand side of the screen under Gateway Options.
- Click the Advanced Settings button in the Home Network window.
- Select Configure the Local SpeedStream Gateway Wireless Network in the Advanced Home Networking window.
- If your wireless network is turned off, you'll see Disabled in the field next to State in the Wireless Summary window. Click the Begin Wireless Wizard button at the bottom of the window.
- Select the Enable option under Wireless Interface in the Wireless Setup Configuration window. Enter a name for your wireless network in the SSID field—it can be any name you choose, but it should not contain any sensitive personal information. Select a channel—we recommend using 1, 6, or 11. Click the Next button to proceed with setup.
- Select WEP 128-bit from the Security Mode drop-down menu in the Wireless Security Configuration window. Click to check the box to the left of Enable SSID Broadcast. Click Next.
- Enter a unique password in the Passphrase field in the Wireless 128-bit WEP Configuration window. Click Generate Keys and then click Next.
Note: Many people are very tempted to use something simple to remember for their password, such as a birthday, phone number, or a pet's name. While it may be easy for you to remember such a password, it is also easy for someone else to guess at your password if they happen to know any information about you.
An example of a "bad" password: smith
An example of a "good" password: 5m1th00
- No information is required on the Wireless Filter Configuration window. Click Next.
- No information is required on the Wireless Options Configuration window. Click Next.
- Click Finish.
- The Wireless Summary window will appear containing your SSID, Channel, and WEP key (called Security Key Info).
For more information on preparing your computer to connect to the wireless signal, please see Connect My Computer (Wireless).