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Frequently Asked Questions: 800VGT

Q: How do I setup my router?

A: The package content of the 800VGT comes with a QSG and an installation disc. You should read through the QSG and play all the videos on the disc. Follow the instructions precisely; this will guide you step by step through the setup. Should you have any problems contact the Helpdesk for assistance?

 

Q: What is my routers password?

A: The default user name and password are ‘admin’ and ‘admin’. At the last step of the Easy Setup Wizard, you can change the router password; ensure that you make a note of what you changed it to.

If you do not remember what you changed the password to, then you’ll have to do a factory reset on the router. To reset the router insert in a sharp object preferably a pin at the back of the router into the reset hole and hold down for 6 to 8 seconds (page 4 of the Quick Start Guide). It is important to remember to perform the installation again as all user defined settings will have been restored to factory default.

 

Q: How do I install the router on a MAC?

A: The installation software provided with the 800VGT does not support Apple MAC.

The user can do the Hardware installation as follows;

Connect the ADSL wall-socket with the ‘IN’ port on the power adapter using one of the grey telephone cables. Then connect the supplied splitter to the ‘OUT’ port on the power adapter. Now connect the ‘ADSL’ port on the splitter to the ‘ADSL’ port on the router using the red telephone cable.
Connect the ‘yellow’ network cable to the network port of your MAC OS and plug the other end to the LAN port 1 on the back of the Billion 800VGT router.
Connect the telephone handset to the telephone ‘port 1’ on the router using a standard telephone cable then connect the phone port on the splitter to the line port on the router, using the green telephone cable.

 

Q: How do I submit my ISP details using MAC?

A: Open your web browser (Firefox, Safari, etc) and in the address bar type in 10.0.0.2 and press enter. A pop-up box will appear requesting a user name and password. The router’s user name and password are ‘admin’ and ‘admin’. Once you entered the router’s Web GUI click on ‘Quick Start’ the ‘Quick Start’ page appears and at the bottom you will find a field for PPP settings for user name and password. Remove the Telkom guest account and insert with your own ISP account details that your ISP provider has given to you. Click on “Apply” and then “Save Config”. Your ADSL/PPP light should turn orange if the ISP details entered are correct. This could take a couple of minutes.

 

Q: What must I do if my Web browser cannot open up the router’s Web GUI on MAC OS?

A: You need to ping the router using the terminal function on MAC

Steps to Ping: Click on your Apple icon then system preference, Applications, Utilities and Terminal. Type in “ping –c4 10.0.0.2” and press enter, if you receive replies then you are connected to your router. If the result of the Ping says “cannot find host” (this means you are NOT connected to your router) then you should do the following:
Check your network set-up (cables & network card enabled)
Make sure that your Ethernet (Network LAN) is enabled.
Steps on enabling the Ethernet: Open the Apple icon then go to system preferences click on network and double click on Ethernet to enable it or you could call the Apple MAC support for assistance.

 

Q: What must I do if my Web browser cannot open up the router’s Web GUI on Windows XP?

A: You need to ping the router using the ‘command prompt’

Steps to Ping: Click start, run, and type in “cmd” and press enter
Type in “ping 10.0.0.2” and press enter; if you receive replies then you are connected to your router. If the result of the Ping says “Request timed out” (this means you are NOT connected to your router) then you should do the following:
Check your network set-up (cables & network card enabled).
Make sure that your Network LAN is enabled.
Steps on enabling the LAN: Go to Start, Control Panel, Network Connection, right click on the ‘Local Area Connection’ and select “Enable”.
If this does not resolve the problem, right click on the Local Area Network, click on Properties then scroll down on the connections item column to the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), double click on the Internet Protocol. On the General Tab ensure that “Obtain IP Address Automatically” is ticked and also the: “Obtain DNS Server Address Automatically” is ticked.
Click “OK” and “OK” again to ensure that settings are saved. Once this is done try to access the router via internet explorer again using 10.0.0.2

 

Q: What must I do if the next button is deactivated during the installation?

A: The next button will be deactivated if the current step requires an input or action before you are able to proceed to the next step. Please ensure that all required fields have been filled in, then click the relevant button (submit).

 

Q: Why do I need my ADSL order number?

A: You need the ADSL order number to verify your ADSL service within seven working days of installation. Call Telkom on 10215 to get the order number.

To verify your ADSL line, open your Web Browser and type in www.telkom.co.za/verifyadsl insert your ADSL number and the
Order or Reference number and click on verify. Follow the instructions on the webpage until confirmation of the verification is displayed.

 

Q: How do I manage my router’s wireless settings?

A:
Option 1
Click on Start, All Programs, Billion 800VGT, Billion 800VGT Management utility, Manage Wireless Settings. Here you can manage all basic wireless parameters. Remember these details as you will require them when connecting wirelessly.

Option 2
Using a cable connection, open your internet explorer and on the address bar type in 10.0.0.2 press enter. The router’s username and password is “admin” and “admin”. Once you entered the router’s GUI click on configuration> LAN> Wireless Security. Here you can manage all wireless setting of the 800VGT.

 

Q: How do I setup VoIP?

A:
Windows XP & Vista
Firstly, you have to be registered with a VoIP provider (please call your ISP should you need to register for VoIP). Once you have the VoIP information;

Go to start, click on all programs, Billion 800VGT, Management Utility. Once you are in the management utility click on “Manage VoIP Settings”.
Insert the account details that you got from your ISP provider (in VoIP line 1 or 2 (use line 1 first)).
Then click on “ISP VoIP settings” and enter all the information exactly as provided to you by your VoIP service provider. Click “Ok” to return to the main VoIP form and click on “Submit” to save the settings to the router.

MAC OS
Open the web browser (Safari, Firefox, etc.) and in the address bar type in 10.0.0.2 and press enter. The router’s user name and password are admin and admin. Once you entered the router’s Web GUI click on configuration, VoIP, then Wizard, insert the details your VoIP service provider has given you into ‘Setting for Phone Port 1’ and then click apply.

Click on General Settings, enable the SIP control and enter all the information exactly as provided to you by your VoIP service provider. Click “apply” and then click on “Sync now”. The VoIP light on the router should light up green. Make sure you click on apply settings then Save Config.

 

Q: My computer is displaying the “Network Connection Setup” screen - what do I do?

A: The “Network Connection Setup” screen will appear if it has been detected that your current network card settings is not correctly configured to connect to your Billion 800VGT Router. Press the “Setup Network Card” to allow the software to reconfigure your pc to connect to the Billion 800VGT router. You should ensure that the yellow Ethernet cable is correctly connected between your PC and the Billion 800VGT router

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