- What's the IP address?
- What are the router username and password?
- What are the wireless name (SSID) and wireless password?
- How do I log in to my router?
- Where can I find my line stats?
- How do I configure port forwarding, the firewall and other advanced settings?
- How do I change the wireless settings?
- What are my router's lights telling me?
- What should I do if the Broadband light is off or flashing?
- How do I do a factory reset on my router?
1. What's the IP address?
To connect and log in to your router, you'll need the IP address (keep reading to find out what to do with it).
Unless you've changed it, the address will be 192.168.1.254.[Top]
2. What are the router username and password?
You'll need to give a username and password before you can get to the settings for your router. You'll find them on the setup sticker included with your router. Still not sure or can't find the setup sticker? Please see the table below:
|When did you receive your Thomson router?||Router Username||Router Password|
|27th Nov - 3rd Dec 2008||Administrator||Serial Number|
|3rd Dec 2008 - 23rd Nov 2009||Administrator||No Password|
|24th November 2009 onwards||admin||Serial Number|
3. What are the wireless name (SSID) and wireless password?
If you'd like to change the wireless name or password, please see question 7.
The wireless name (SSID) will start with PlusnetWireless and may have extra letters and numbers at the end, e.g. PlusnetWireless123456.
If you're still not sure, you'll find it on the on the bottom of your router and the included setup sticker.
Your wireless password is 10 characters long and is shown on the included setup sticker and the bottom of your router (see the wireless key or WPA PSK pictured).
4. How do I log in to my router?
Open your web browser (This might be Internet Explorer, Safari or Firefox).
Ignore any websites (or error messages) that appear and enter the IP address of your router. As per question 1, this should be 192.168.1.254 unless you've changed it.
|Step 2||If you're asked for a username and password here, use the Router Username and Router Password (as per question 2).|
You'll see your router homepage (pictured). The settings and features are shown on the left menu along with two extra categories - Home will bring you back to this page and Help contains detailed information about the settings and features that are available.
5. Where can I find my line stats?
|Step 1||Line statistics and other information about your connection can be found in the Broadband Connection section. To find this, follow the steps in question 4 and click Broadband Connection on the homepage menu.|
Broadband Connection is split into two areas:
You'll see a summary of both on the Broadband Connection page, click View More if you want to see more.
6. How do I configure port forwarding, the firewall and other advanced settings?
Advanced settings for your router can be found in the Toolbox section. To find this, follow the steps in question 4 and click Toolbox on the homepage menu. You'll now be able to check and change the settings for:
- Remote Assistance
- Dynamic DNS
- Game & Application Sharing
- Intrusion Detection
- User Management
Find out how to use each option in our Thomson 585 Router - Advanced Settings Guide.[Top]
7. How do I change the wireless settings?
There's more information on wireless settings in our Thomson 585 Router - Wireless Settings Guide.
|Step 1||These are in the Home Network section. To find this, follow the steps in question 4 and click Home Network on the homepage menu.|
You'll see a basic diagram showing the devices currently connected to your network.
Click WLAN: PlusnetWireless (where PlusnetWireless is the name of your wireless network).
Now you'll see an overview of the settings used by your wireless network.
8. What are my router's lights telling me?
|Off||There's no power. Check the cables and make sure you've switched your router on at the back|
|Red||Router is starting up. If this goes on for more than a few
minutes, restart your router by switching power off and on
|Yellow||Software is updating. Leave the router on until its light
|Green||Your router's ready to use|
|Off||No devices are connected|
|Green||At least one device has connected successfully|
|Flashing Green||Data transferring|
|Off||Wireless is switched off|
|Red||Wireless is on; Wireless security is off|
|Yellow||Wireless is on; Wireless security is on and using WEP|
|Green||Wireless is on; Wireless security is on and using WPA|
|Flashing Green||Data transferring|
|Off||No broadband detected, see question 9|
|Green||Broadband is detected and active|
|Flashing Green||Broadband connection has a problem, see question 9|
|Off||There's no Internet connection|
|Red||Connection to Internet failed. Check your Broadband Username and password|
9. What should I do if the Broadband light is off or flashing?
When you switch your router on, the Broadband light should turn green within a few minutes. If it doesnt your broadband may not be active yet or there might be a problem with your phone line.
If your phone line is dead or theres noise in the background, you should tell your phone provider and try your broadband again once the problem is fixed (If we're your phone provider, please see our Telephone troubleshooting guide.
Otherwise, before you report the problem, please try these steps, making sure you check to see if your Broadband light turns green after each step.
- Try using a different microfilter.
- Unplug everything from your phone line (including Sky boxes, answerphones, alarms and fax machines), leaving only your router connected with one microfilter.
- Try using a different microfilter again.
- Connect the router to your master phone socket (its usually the one closest to where the line enters your home).
If the Broadband light turns green, plug your devices back into your phone line one by one until you find the device thats causing the problem.[Top]
10. How do I do a factory reset on my router?
If you have any problems setting up your router, you can reset it and start again.
Use a paperclip, pen or pointed object to press into the reset pin hole on the back of the router. Keep the button pressed in for at least 7 seconds. When the power light goes red, release the button and wait until the power light turns green again.
From this point on, your router will be restored to 'Factory Settings' so you'll need to start again from the beginning of this guide.[Top]
This page last updated 4th July 2011