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'''Stay logged-in'''
# Click '''Network''' (left-hand menu, 4th link from top)
# Click '''WAN Settings'''
'''Network – WAN Settings – DSL WAN Interface'''
# Click on '''Action: Delete''' (1st entry, right-hand side of table)
# Click '''Add''' button
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'''WAN Service Setup, enter...'''
# Connection Type: '''PPPoE'''
# User name: '''ab123@ncf.ca''' (where ab123 is your NCF ID)
# Password: '''••••••••''' (where •••••••• is your NCF DSL Password)
# Confirm password: '''••••••••'''
# Connection Mode: select '''Always on'''
# Authentication Type: select '''AUTO_AUTH'''
# Enable IPv4: '''selected'''
# Default Gateway: select '''Current Connection'''
# Enable IPv6: '''un-select'''
# Click Advance, select '''SPI Firewall'''
# Click '''Save'''
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[[file:Td-w9970_setup10.png|800px|Adding ADSL2+ WAN Config 2/2]]

Revision as of 13:18, 2 April 2016

The TP-Link TD-W9970 Modem Front
The TP-Link TD-W9970 Modem Back

The TP-Link TD-W9970 is for use on any service on networks using Bells' DSL infrastructure. NCF sells these modems to all members.

This is the procedure NCF uses to configure a TP-Link TD-W9970 modem out of the box or after a factory reset. To learn more about configuring your particular modem, consult the manual.

Configure router for Dual-Mode ADSL/VDSL operation

Your router can support both ADSL and VDSL modes. If necessary, you could switch between ADSL 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 15-10/300
  • Freedom 25/300
  • Freedom 50/300

Quick Setup

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/Wi-Fi button for 6 to 9 seconds and then do step 1.

1. Once you access the modem from your browser at and login (user name: admin and password: admin), click the link high-lighted in red (Quick Setup).

Getting started

Region: Canada

  1. Time Zone to (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  2. Click Next


Quick Setup – Auto Detection

  1. Click on No, I want...
  2. Click Next


Quick Setup – DSL

  1. ISP: Other
  2. L2 Interface Type: VDSL
  3. Enable VLAN ID: checked
  4. VLAN: 35
  5. Connection Type: PPPoE
  6. Click Next


Quick Setup - PPPoE

  1. User name: ab123@ncf.ca (where ab123 is your NCF ID)
  2. Password: •••••••• (where •••••••• is your NCF DSL Password)
  3. Confirm password: ••••••••
  4. Click Next


Quick Setup – 3G/4G

  1. Click Next


Quick Setup – Wireless

  1. Wireless: Enable
  2. Wireless Network Name (SSID): NCF_xxxx (where xxxx are the last 4 digits of the modem serial number)
  3. Channel: Auto
  4. Mode: 11bgn mixed
  5. Security: WPA/WPA2
  6. Password: DSL Password
  7. Click Next


Quick Setup – Confirm

  1. Verify all setting are as entered
  2. Click Next


Quick Setup – Complete

  1. Click Finish

Stay logged-in

  1. Click Network (left-hand menu, 4th link from top)
  2. Click WAN Settings

Network – WAN Settings

  1. Click on Action: Edit (entry with pppoe_ptm_xx_x_x, right-hand side of table)

Network – WAN Settings

  1. WAN Service Setup, enter...
  2. Enable IPv6: un-select
  3. Click Advance
  4. Select SPI Firewall
  5. Click Save

Add Settings for ADSL

Moving on now to add settings for ADSL. ADSL is required for the following NCF DSL Plans:

  • Freedom 6/300
  • Freedom 7/300
  • Freedom 15-1/300

Stay logged-in

  1. Click Network (left-hand menu, 4th link from top)
  2. Click WAN Settings

Network – WAN Settings – DSL WAN Interface

  1. Click on Action: Delete (1st entry, right-hand side of table)
  2. Click Add button

Adding ADSL2+ WAN Config 1/2

WAN Service Setup, enter...

  1. Connection Type: PPPoE
  2. User name: ab123@ncf.ca (where ab123 is your NCF ID)
  3. Password: •••••••• (where •••••••• is your NCF DSL Password)
  4. Confirm password: ••••••••
  5. Connection Mode: select Always on
  6. Authentication Type: select AUTO_AUTH
  7. Enable IPv4: selected
  8. Default Gateway: select Current Connection
  9. Enable IPv6: un-select
  10. Click Advance, select SPI Firewall
  11. Click Save

Adding ADSL2+ WAN Config 2/2

Configure as bridge

Do this only if you prefer to use your own external router rather than the one built into your TP-Link unit.

  1. Connect power and turn on the modem with the button on the back.
  2. Connect an Ethernet LAN cable to one of the yellow rear ports
  3. In the browser's address bar, enter the IP address for the modem interface page:
  4. If the modem is fresh from the factory, use the default user name and password to gain access
    1. user: admin
    2. 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, press the reset/Wi-Fi button on the back. Hold for 6 to 9 seconds to reset. The user name and password will now be as above.

  1. Click on Quick Setup.

See screenshots below:

Configuring for Bridge Mode 1/4

Configuring for Bridge Mode 2/4

Configuring for Bridge Mode 3/3

Configuring for Bridge Mode 4/4

Modem Password Setup

Click on the "System Tools" link on the LH side of the page, then "Manage Control". Change the modem access password to NCF standard.

Setting Admin Password

Configuring Time Zone

Click on the "System Tools" link on the LH side of the page, then "Time Settings". Set the timezone to Eastern Standard Time, enable DST (Daylight Savings Time), and set the NTP server to the NRC clocks (time.nrc.ca).

Configuring Time Settings

Turn on the Firewall

  • Click 'Firewall' in the left column
  • Select 'Enable Firewall'

See also