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Wannabe Geek

Topic # 25907 5-Sep-2008 18:28
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Hi All, this is for all yof you users out there just like me who need to change the IP of the rubbish router telecom now provides.

This has worked for me with no problems.

  1. Log into the router

  1. Click on Speedtouch

  1. Click on Configuration

  1. Click on Save or Restore Configuration

  1. Click on Backup Configuration Now..
    You will be prompted for a location to save the user.ini file to. Save the file to your PC.
    Locate the user.ini file you have just saved and open it with Notepad or a text editor

  1. Press [ Ctrl+F ] keys Search for the current IP address of the modem. The default is
    There will be 4 or 5 results returned for the IP address. Each one needs to be altered to the new address.

  1. The next step is to change the IP address range for the DHCP Pool that is allocated to PC’s connected to the modem
    Press [ Ctrl+F ] keys
    Search for poolstart
    Change the IP address  to the new first IP address you wish to have the DHCP pool
    Beside this you will see poolend
    Change the IP address  to the new last IP address you wish to have the DHCP pool
    Once you have completed these steps Save and Close the file

  1. On the configuration page in Step 5 where you saved the user.ini file click Browse
    Locate the user.ini file you have just changed
    Click Restore the Configuration Now..
    You will be asked to confirm the task. Click OK
    The modem will upload the newly changed file and reboot itself. When the modem has restarted you should get an IP address in the new DHCP pool range allocated to your PC.
    Log into the modem using the new gateway address.

  1. Note: If you appear to still be connecting via the original IP address ranges trying turning the modem off/on. If it is still giving the original IP ranges repeat Step 8.

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 162547 5-Sep-2008 18:47
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I dont know what your problem is with the new speedtouch as I have found it way more reliable and give a better performance than the d-link that used to be available. I found have found the setup a breeze, wireless security in way better and I get a better connection speed and have not had one loss of connection since changing from the dlink to the thompson in over 2 months. As for ip addresses, there has been no issues with our computers with doing from to

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Wannabe Geek

Reply # 162555 5-Sep-2008 19:40
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My home network environment is running a small domain, and had 4 comptuers hooked into this router while at the same time using the wireless network with a laptop, this router would last approx 2 minutes max before locking up.

So to resolve this I have to use an additinal wireless switch for my routing and this thompson for just accessing the internet, Also i wanted to change the ip adress to fit into my IP addressing scheme and to be on the same subnet.

in conclusion i think this router is excellent for home users as it's a simple plug in play device but for those who need more facilities go linksys

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