Modem Configuration (DSL) SmartRG SR505N
The SmartRG SR505N is for use any DSL service over Bells' DSL infrastructure. NCF started selling these modems from September 2014 to members.
This is the procedure NCF uses to configure a SmartRG SR505N modem out of the box or after a factory reset. To learn more about configuring your particular modem, consult the manual.
- 1 Configure router for Dual Mode ADSL/VDSL operation
- 2 Configure as bridge
- 3 Wireless Configuration
- 4 Password protect the Admin Role
- 5 Turn Off UPnP
- 6 Upgrading the Firmware
- 7 See also
Configure router for Dual Mode ADSL/VDSL operation
Your router can support both ADSL mode and VDSL mode. If necessary, you could switch between ADSL plans and VDSL plans without having to buy a new router or even reconfigure your existing one.
Settings for VDSL
We will start with the mode used for VDSL connections. These include the following NCF DSL Plans:
- Freedom 10/7, Unlimited
- Freedom 15/10, Unlimited
- Freedom 25/10, Unlimited
- Freedom 50/10, Unlimited
NOTE: If the modem is brand new, "user name: admin and password admin" will gain access. If the modem is not new, it is recommended to reset the modem to the factory defaults by holding down the reset button with a paper clip for ~10 seconds and then do step 1.
1. Once you access the modem browser at 192.168.1.1 and login (user name: admin and password admin), click the link high-lighted in red.
4. On the 'PPP Username and Password' page, fill the username and password details in the field highlighted in red. Be sure to scroll to the bottom of this page checking that "Enable Firewall" and "Enable NAT" are all checked. Click "Next".
PPPoE config save
Click on "Next"
Add Settings for ADSL Mode
Moving on now to add settings for ADSL mode. ADSL plans include the following NCF DSL Plans:
- Freedom 6/0.8, Unlimited
- Freedom 7/1, Unlimited
- Freedom 10/1, Unlimited
- Freedom 15/1, Unlimited
- Click on "Advanced Setup"
- Click on "Layer2 Interface"
- Click on "ATM Interface"
- Click on "Add"
- Ensure that VPI is 0 and that VCI is 35.
- Ensure that Fast and Interleaved are selected under DSL Latency.
- For everything else, use the defaults.
- Scroll to the bottom of the page, and click "Apply/Save".
- Click "Advanced Setup"
- Click "WAN Service"
- Click "Add"
- From the drop-down box, select "atm0/(4_0_35)"
- Click "Next"
- Ensure "PPPoE" is the active choice.
- Ensure "Service description" is as shown.
- Click "Next".
You are done adding the ADSL settings. Now, skip ahead to Wireless Configuration.
Configure as bridge
Do this only if you prefer to use your own external router rather than the one built into your SmartRG unit.
- Connect power and turn on the modem with the button on the back.
- Connect an Ethernet LAN cable to one of the yellow rear ports
- In the browser's address bar, enter the IP address for the modem interface page: 192.168.1.1
- If the modem is fresh from the factory, use the default user name and password to gain access
- user: admin
- password: admin
If the modem was previously configured for someone, the password would be the previous user's DSL password. If it is unknown then do a reset to factory default, using a paper-clip in the reset hole on the back. Hold for 6 to 9 seconds to reset. The user name and password will now be as above.
- Click on Advanced Setup and WAN Service and click on Add
- The defaults are fine; click on Next.
- Click on Bridging and ensure the 802.1P and 802.1Q are set to 0 and 35, then click on Next.
- Click on Apply/Save
See screenshots below:
Continuing now to set the Wireless configuration
- Ensure Enable Wireless is checked
- The SSID is set to NCF plus a random number (NCF uses the last 4 digits of the serial number), such as NCF_1234. It is recommended you not use your first or last name, or street address as this information is broadcast and other people in your area will be able to associate the signal with which home it is coming from.
- Click on Apply/Save at the bottom.
- Click on Security on the left.
- Set the Network Authentication to WPA2-PSK
- Set the WPA/WAPI Ecryption to AES
- Uncheck Use base MAC address as WPA/WAPI passphrase
- Set the WPA/WAPI passphrase to be your DSL-Password
- Click Apply/save.
Password protect the Admin Role
- Click on Management on the left. Below it other options appear.
- Select Access Control
- Select Passwords
- Enter admin for the User Name
- Enter admin for the Old Password
- For the New Password use your DSL-Password or another strong password.
- Enter it once and again below to confirm
- Save the changes with Apply/Save
Click on "Device Info". A pop-up log-in screen appears, and asks for sign-in. Use the User-ID admin and the DSL-Password just set. Return to the same configure page you were just at.
Turn Off UPnP
- Click on Advanced Setup on the left. Below it other options appear.
- Select UPnP
- Uncheck the box
- Save the changes with Apply/Save
Upgrading the Firmware
We recommend that you only do firmware update over an ethernet connection and NOT via wifi. Also DO NOT power off the modem in the middle of a firmware update
The current firmware available to the NCF Office is 22.214.171.124. You can verify your firmware by checking the software version on the Device Info page. To request a copy of this firmware email [firstname.lastname@example.org].
To install this new firmware onto your modem perform the following steps:
- Download the firmware file and save it to a location on your computer that you can find easily.
- Open a web browser and go to the address http://192.168.1.1
- Select Manage Gateway (Advanced) and log in (by default the username is admin and password is your dsl password as shown in Getting Started above)
- Click on Management → Update Software
- Click on Choose File
- Upload the firmware file that you downloaded in step 1.
- Click Update Software
Note: the modem will reboot once the new firmware has been uploaded. This process may take up to 15 minutes to resync (DSL light returns to solid green) and reconnect (the internet light starts blinking again).