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Voyager 2091 wireless router - setup guide

Summary: Guide to setting up the Voyager 2091 wireless router
This guide shows you how to get connected with the BT Voyager 2091 router. Although we provide Windows setup details, the Voyager 2091 is compatible with Apple Macs.
Note: There are no USB drivers for Apple Macs yet, you should use the Ethernet or wireless connection instead.
  1. Before you start
  2. Setting up your hardware
  3. Setting up your broadband connection using Ethernet
  4. Setting up your broadband connection using USB
  5. Setting up your broadband connection using wireless
  6. Troubleshooting
  7. Advanced settings
  8. Changing username and password
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1. Before you start

  • Make sure your broadband account has been activated and that you have your broadband username and password to hand.
  • The Voyager 2091 can support different ways of connecting your computer; Ethernet, USB and wireless. Read the USB installation section for help getting your router setup using this method.
  • If you want to use the wireless connection, you will need to have a wireless adapter installed in your computer and ready for use.
  • To make a wireless connection to your router you will need the security key, located on a pink label on the bottom of your router.
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2. Setting up your hardware

    1. Plug one of the provided microfilters into your telephone socket. There should be a microfilter fitted to each extension on your line that is used by a telephony device (telephones, Sky box connections, fax machines, house alarms etc). For more information see our Guide To Fitting Microfilters.

    2. Plug the grey telephone cable into your microfilter socket marked DSL.

    3. Plug the other end of the grey telephone cable into the DSL socket on the back of the router.

    4. Plug the power adapter into an active mains socket.

    5. Plug the other end of the power adapter into the back of the router.

    6. Switch the router on by pressing the power button at the back of the router. The power light on the front will turn green.

    voyager 2091 lights - DSL should stop flashing and turn GREEN, power should turn green.
    Power and DSL connection lights

    7. Watch for the DSL light to stop flashing and turn green. The Internet light should turn red or orange. This will mean that your broadband service has been detected, but still needs to be setup.

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3. Setting up your broadband connection using Ethernet

Follow this section if you want to connect your router using an Ethernet network cable. You should also use these instructions if you have difficulties setting up using the wireless option. If you intend to use the wireless connection see the next section - Setting up your broadband connection using wireless.

    1. Connect the yellow Ethernet cable to your router. Use the Ethernet port.

    Ethernet port
    Ethernet port

    2. Connect the other end of the Ethernet cable to the back of the network socket of your computer. You should see the LAN light come on, which indicates that your network cable is working.

    3. Open a browser program such as Internet Explorer.

    4. On the address line type http://voyager.home or if this doesn't work, try the IP address http://192.168.1.1

    5. The router's Configuration Manager screen will appear.

    6. The broadband settings should already be correct. See our Broadband Connection Settings page for the specific details.

    7. Type in your full broadband username (including the @ symbol and the 'realm' details) and your account password. Your Broadband Username is provided in the email that we send you when your service is activated. You can also confirm it by checking our Member Centre for your Connection Settings.

    username and password
    Broadband username and password

    8. Click on Connect.

Congratulations, your router will now connect to your broadband service. The Internet light on the front of the router will turn solid green to confirm that you have connected successfully. See the troubleshooter section if this doesn't happen within a few minutes.
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4. Setting up your broadband connection using USB (Windows Only)

Follow this section if you want to connect your router using a USB cable. Connecting your computer to the router using USB requires an available USB port. Only one Windows computer can be directly connected to the router using this method.

    1. Download the PC USB Driver File to your hard drive. Double click on the install file and save the driver files onto your hard drive. Make a note of where these files have been saved as you will need to use them in step 3.

    2. Shut your PC down and connect your router to the PC using the blue USB cable.

    3. Restart your PC. You may be shown a 'Add Hardware Wizard' prompt, if so you will need to select recommended default settings. If you are prompted to identify where to search for drivers, select to browse the location of the files that were saved in Step 1.

    4. After the driver installs click Close to complete the driver installation. The Setup Wizard will resume when your PC has been shutdown and restarted.

    5. Once your PC has been restarted, your Voyager 2091 router will connect using the USB cable. You can proceed with the setup of your router from step 3 on the Ethernet setup section.

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5. Setting up your broadband connection using wireless

The Voyager 2091 supports wireless "WiFi" access using a computer or device that has a wireless adapter.

To connect your computer using a wireless link, you will first need to ensure that your wireless access card is properly installed in your computer. You should also ensure that your router has been setup, is plugged in and powered up.

    1. Computers running a version of Windows show an icon in the task tray (found in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen), to confirm that a wireless adapter is installed. Run your mouse over the network icon and right-click with the mouse to bring up a menu.

    wireless connection
    Wireless network connection

    2. You will be given a list of available wireless networks. Providing your wireless adapter is installed, and your Voyager 2091 router is switched on, you should see a network called VOYAGER2091-xx (where the xx will be a number).

    select a wireless network
    Choose the wireless network connection

    3. Click on the network to connect to it. The router has been setup with wireless security enabled. For this reason you will not be able to connect until you type in the wireless encryption key. This is written at the bottom of a label which is underneath your router.

    voyager 2091 security key - located on the base of the unit
    WEP security key

    4. You will now be connected to your wireless router.

Congratulations, your router will now connect to your broadband service. The broadband light on the front of the router will turn solid green to confirm that you have connected successfully. See the troubleshooter section if this doesn't happen within a few minutes.
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6. Troubleshooting

The following tables explain what the various status lights say about your connection status:

Power light
Off
No power
Solid green
Power on, device in operation
Solid red
Power on, device is self-testing
Flashing red
Power on, firmware update in progress

Ethernet/USB
Off
No device connected or switched off
Flashing green
Network device connected

Internet (access to Internet service)
Off
Not connected to the Internet
Green
Connected to the Internet

DSL (broadband connection)
Off
No connection or device switched off
Flashing orange
Attempting to connect
Solid green
Connected successfully

Wireless
Off
Wireless disabled* or faulty
On
Wireless on

* It is possible to disable the wireless network from within the router's Advanced settings.

You can find more troubleshooting information by going to your router's Configuration Manager page and clicking Troubleshooting.
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7. Advanced settings

The advanced settings of your router give you access to a wide range of settings relating to networking and wireless security. Access to these settings are restricted by a username and password - these are both set to 'admin' by default.
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8. Changing username and password

The Voyager 2091 is set up to automatically connect to the Internet whenever it detects that the connection has been dropped. If for whatever reason you need to change your username and password, you may need to use the Advanced settings. Read how - Voyager 2091 Wireless Router - Changing Username and Password.
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This Page last updated 2nd April 2008

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