Gateway Installation

Installation Overview & System Requirements

Note: It is important that you have your serial number written down for future reference. If you ever need to call our technical support department, you will need this number to receive assistance. You can find your 12-character serial number on a bar code sticker located on the bottom of the gateway and also on the box. You will also need your model number.

This gateway's EasyConfigurator installation software works with the following operating systems:

You will need to have a computer with an Ethernet Network Interface Card (NIC) installed and/or an 802.11b/g compatible wireless adapter installed, as well as a Web browser that works with the HTML 4.01 specification with Javascript enabled.

What You Need Before You Begin

You will need active ADSL and Internet service from your local telephone company or Internet Service Provider (ISP) before you try to go on the Internet. You may also need the following from your ISP:

Step 1. Connect Microfilter (if included or required by your ISP)

A microfilter removes interference between voice and DSL signals. Your ISP will determine if a microfilter is necessary. If a microfilter was not included with the gateway, you may want to ask your ISP if you need to purchase one or more of them.

To install a microfilter, plug each device (phone, fax machine, or other telephony device) into the microfilter, and then plug the microfilter into the telephone wall jack. Do not install a microfilter on the cable that connects your ADSL gateway to the telephone jack unless your microfilter has a connection for both the gateway and the phone.


Step 2. Connect the Antenna and Cables

To configure the gateway, you will initially use the supplied yellow Ethernet cable to connect it to the computer. You can set up a wireless connection later in the installation process, once the gateway is communicating with the Internet.

This diagram shows you how the devices will be connected when the installation is complete:

To make the needed connections, follow these steps:

A. Attach the antenna to the back of the gateway.

B. Connect one end of the telephone cable to the telephone port on the back of your gateway (labeled ADSL). Connect the other end to the telephone wall jack.

C. Connect the yellow Ethernet cable. Although you can connect up to four systems this way, you should connect additional devices only after the initial setup is complete. Insert one end of the Ethernet cable into one of the ports on the back of the gateway (labeled 1, 2, 3, and 4). Connect the other end to the Ethernet port on your computer’s network interface card.

D. Plug the AC power adapter into the 9VDC jack on the back of your gateway. Then plug the AC power adapter into a standard wall outlet. If the LED on the front panel is not lighted, press the power switch on the back of the gateway.

Note: This product is intended to be supplied by a UL Listed Direct Plug-in Power Unit marked Class 2 and rated 9V DC, 1200 mA.

The gateway starts up after you turn on the power. This may take one to two minutes.

E. On the front panel, see if the and any of the indicators LEDs are lighted. If they are not, see the troubleshooting section.


Step 3. Install EasyConfigurator

  1. Insert the U.S. Robotics installation CD-ROM into your computer’s CD-ROM drive. The installation should start automatically. This process may take a few moments.
  2. If the installation does not start automatically, you can start it manually.

    Windows Vista users: Click Start, then Computer and browse to your CD-ROM drive. Open the setup.exe file on the CD-ROM.

    Windows users: Click Start and then Run, then type D:\setup.exe in the dialogue box and click OK. (If your CD drive uses a different letter, type that letter in place of D.)

    Macintosh users: Open the CD-ROM and double click on either MacOS X Install or MacOS Classic Install (depending on which operating system your computer uses).

    Linux users: Open the CD-ROM, browse to \platforms\linux, and double-click on install.bin.

  3. Select your preferred language and click OK.
  4. If you are using Windows, the installer runs a qualification test to verify that your system meets the minimum requirements for installation. When done, a Results screen displays green flags next to system components that meet requirements and red flags next to any that do not. If your system passes the qualification, click Next. If any of your system components do not meet the requirements, click View Report to identify them.

Setup now installs the EasyConfigurator.


Step 4. Configure the Gateway with EasyConfigurator

  1. This is the EasyConfigurator login window:
  2. If EasyConfigurator does not start up automatically, you can open it yourself.

    Windows Vista users: Click Windows Start > All Programs > U.S. Robotics EasyConfigurator.

    Windows users: Click Start and select Programs and U.S. Robotics EasyConfigurator.

    Macintosh and Linux users: Double-click on the EasyConfigurator icon on the desktop.

    The default user name and password are already entered for you. Click Log In and wait a few moments.

  3. This window appears after you log in:
  4. (If this window does not appear, click on Configuration near the top of the window.) Select your country and your Internet Service Provider (ISP) from the drop-down lists. If your country or ISP does not appear in the list, select Other and manually enter the settings provided by your ISP.

    You may need to enter your ISP-supplied user name and password after making your selections. Click Apply to continue.

  5. EasyConfigurator now configures your gateway based on your ISP selection or manually-entered settings.
  6. At this point, the system attempts to access the Internet. This may take a few minutes, until the following status page appears.

    If the status is CONNECTED TO THE INTERNET, you have successfully configured your Internet connection. If it does not say CONNECTED TO THE INTERNET, go to the Troubleshooting section of this installation guide.

Step 5. Set Up the Wireless Configuration

In wireless communications, devices communicate with each other via radio waves rather than cables. The gateway can communicate wirelessly with any device that has a wireless network adapter that meets wireless networking standards.

To set up wireless communications, click Status at the top of the EasyConfigurator screen (if it is not already open). Then click Configure Wireless. Log in if the software asks you to (use admin as the user name and password). This opens your Web browser to a page for setting up security on your wireless network. U.S. Robotics strongly recommends that you secure your network as directed on this page.

Follow the on-screen instructions to configure security, and click Apply when done. The status page of the gateway's Web user interface automatically appears after you do this.

Your wireless network is now secure. You may close EasyConfigurator and the Web user interface.

You can now start up a Web browser. We suggest that you test your connection by registering your product on the following Web page:

You can use the gateway’s Web user interface (WUI) to enable or disable wireless communications and to set the network name, broadcast status, and security options. The Web user interface is the main tool for configuring and using the gateway. Click here to find out how to run the WUI.

Click here to learn how to set up the device to share a printer among multiple computers.