A WAN (Wide Area Network) connection is an outside connection to another network or the Internet. It connects your private networks, such as a LAN (Local Area Network) and other networks, so that a computer in one location can communicate with computers in other locations.
Accessing the Web Configurator
To access the device web configuration screen to configure the modem/router, please connect your computer directly to an available LAN port. A wired computer is needed to minimize downtime when making changes to the configuration. During the configuration process the device may reboot to apply changes successfully, this means a temporary loss of connection to the network, this is why it is not recommended to make any configuration changes via wireless.
Open an internet browser (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, etc.) and delete the contents of the address bar. Type http://192.168.1.1 on the address bar and hit the enter/return key on the keyboard. 192.168.1.1 is the ZyXEL default IP address, if your ZyXEL modem/router was provided to you by the internet service provider it may be running proprietary firmware/software based on your provider's standards for operation. If this is the case you may need to contact the service provider to obtain the IP address for the web configurator and login credentials (administrative credentials). Once the correct web configurator address is entered on the browser, the following screen will appear requesting the administrator credentials.
Enter the ZyXEL administrative credentials: password=1234 (if prompted for username=admin)
Or, enter the ISP proprietary administrator credentials: must be obtained from the ISP
After the ZyXEL default credentials are entered a screen will appear asking to create a new administrator password. Please create a new password to secure the configuration screen or click the Ignore button to skip the password change and continue to the configuration screen.
Depending on the modem model you may see a prompt asking to apply the default certificate. Applying the ZyXEL default certificate, this is a self-signed certificate, is recommended to secure the configuration screen using HTTPS protocol. This will allow you to make changes to the settings on the device while info between your machine and the modem/router are encrypted. Click the Ignore button if you wish to continue using HTTP protocol to configure the device.
To configure the P660R to establish a connection with your ADSL internet service provider open menu, Network → WAN.
An ADSL connection requires a VPI, VCI and encapsulation method to successfully establish the internet connection. This info must be gathered from the ISP before you can configure the P660R. The VPI is a number between 0-255; the VCI is a number between 32-65535. The encapsulation options for the P660R are: PPPoA, RFC 1483, ENET ENCAP and/or PPPoE. Once the info is obtained from the ISP we can begin to configure the modem/router.
- PPPoA = Point-to-Point Protocol over ATM, this connection method requires username and password credentials to establish a connection.
- RFC 1483 = Bridge, this is a direct pass-through. In this configuration the P660R only converts ADSL signal to Ethernet and vice versa, no authentication, routing, and/or port forwarding features.
- ENET ENCAP = This connection requires no authentication. The P660R has full router features.
- PPPoE = Point-to-Point over Ethernet, this connection method requires username and password credentials to establish a connection.
Make the following changes on the modem WAN setup to establish an internet connection:
- Encapsulation – Select the correct encapsulation option from the dropdown.
- If using PPPoA or PPPoE please provide the user credentials.
- Service Name – Optional
- VPI – Enter the ISP provided virtual private identifier.
- VCI – Enter the ISP provided virtual circuit identifier.
- IP Address – If the ISP is leased/sold a static IP address please select "Static IP Address" and enter the IP information provided by the ISP. Leave it on "Obtain an IP Address Automatically" if unsure.
- DNS Server – If the ISP leased/sold a static IP address they will have also provided DNS servers to use with the service, set the DNS server dropdown to "User Defined" and type in the ISP provided DNS server entries or use public DNS servers such as Google DNS servers or OpenDNS. If the IP Address option is set to "Obtain an IP Address Automatically" please leave the DNS server entries set to "Obtain From ISP".
- Connection – Nailed-Up Connection provides always active internet access. Connect on Demand will establish an internet connection only when a LAN device attempts to contact the internet and will disconnect the internet if there are no devices requesting info from the internet.
- Click Apply to save the settings.