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SpeedTouch TG585: Modem Setup

WHAT YOU NEED BEFORE YOU BEGIN:

  • Your SpeedTouch TG585 modem/router, plugged in and powered on
  • A computer, tablet, phone, or other device with internet browsing software installed – Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, and Safari, are typical examples
  • A connection between your device and the SpeedTouch TG585 - We recommend doing this by connecting an Ethernet cord from your device to one of the LAN ports on the back of the SpeedTouch TG585, but you can also do this using WiFi.

 

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Routed Mode Setup | Bridged Mode Setup | Wireless Setup 


 Routed Mode Setup

The SpeedTouch TG585 can be setup in routed or bridged mode. Routed mode should be used when you wish to use the full functionality of the TG585 modem (4 ports + wireless).

  1. Navigate to the modem's web interface. (http://192.168.1.254)
  2. If prompted, enter your administrative username and password.
  3. Click on the Thompson Gateway button. (Left hand side of page.)
  4. Click the Set Up link. (Found below Pick a task...)
  5. Click Next.
  6. Select Routed PPP then click Next.
  7. Set the VPI/VCI to the correct value according to your region:
    • Ontario and Quebec: 0/35
    • Alberta and BC: 0/33
    • Nova Scotia: 0/35 or 1/0
    • Newfoundland: 0/34, 0/35, 0/36, or 8/36
    • PEI: 0/35
    • New Brunswick: 0/34 or 0/35
  8. Set the Connection Type to PPP over Ethernet (PPPoE).
  9. Click Next.
  10. Enter your DSL username into the User Name field.
  11. Enter your DSL password into the Password and Confirm Password fields.
  12. Click Next.
  13. Enter your desired administrative password settings then click Next(It is highly recommended to leave this as is.)
  14. Click Start(The configuration process could take up to a minute)
  15. Click Finish.

You can now customize your SpeedTouch TG585 wireless networks settings by following These Instructions.

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Bridged Mode Setup

The SpeedTouch 585 can be setup in routed or bridged mode. Bridge mode should be used when you wish to use your own third party router.

  1. Navigate to the modem's web interface. (http://192.168.1.254/)
  2. Click on the Thompson Gateway button. (Left hand side of page.)
  3. Click the Set Up link. (Found below Pick a task...)
  4. Click Next.
  5. Select Bridge then click Next.
  6. Set the VPI/VCI to the correct value according to your region:
    • Ontario and Quebec: 0/35
    • Alberta and BC: 0/33
    • Nova Scotia: 0/35 or 1/0
    • Newfoundland: 0/34, 0/35, 0/36, or 8/36
    • PEI: 0/35
    • New Brunswick: 0/34 or 0/35
  7. Click Next.
  8. Uncheck (or check) the DHCP Server box, then click Next.
    • Check if you intend to connect a PC straight to the modem.
    • Uncheck if you intend to use a Router.
  9. Enter your desired administrative password settings then click Next(It is highly recommended to leave this as is.)
  10. Click Start(The configuration process could take up to a minute)
  11. Click Finish.

You can now connect your wireless router and set it up for a PPPOE connection, using the username and password provided by Teksavvy. Please follow this link to the most popular router models.

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Wireless Setup

  1. Navigate to the modem's web interface. (http://192.168.1.254)
  2. Click on the Home Network tab at the left side of page
  3. Click on the Wireless link (may also appear as WLAN) located under Home Network section at the bottom of the page.
  4. Click on the Configure link. Top right corner of page.
  5. Check Interface EnabledShould be checked by default
  6. Choose your Network Name (also called SSID - this is the network name you will see when connecting wireless devices to your network)
  7. Set the Interface Type to 802.11b/g/n.
  8. Set Channel Selection to automatic. *This is also where you may change your WiFi channel if you are experiencing congestion.*
  9. Check Broadcast Network Name. *If this is unchecked you will have to manually search for your network to connect*.
  10. Set Allow New Devices to New stations are allowed (automatically). Other settings will require the manual entry of device MAC addresses into the modem
  11. Set Encryption to your desired level of security.
    • Disabled - No security, network is open to anyone. Not recommended
    • Use WEP Encryption - Secure against most end users but can be broken quickly (less than 7 minutes) with easily obtained tools.
    • WPA-PSK Encryption - Most secure but may be incompatible with very old devices. Recommended
  12. Set the WEP Encryption Key or WPA-PSK Encryption Key to your desired wireless password.
  13. Set the WPA-PSK Version to WPA+WPA2If you are using WPA-PSK
    • WPA/WPA2 (TKIP/AES) - Selects WPA or WPA2 depending on the capability of the connecting device. (Recommended in most cases)
  14. Click Apply
  15. Perform the same steps for the Guest Wireless Network if desired.
  16. Click Save.

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