Network

Arris DG860/TG862: Manage your Wireless Network

Summary

This article provides instructions on how to setup your Wireless Network, recommended settings, and how to connect other devices to your wireless network.

 

Solution

In order to manage and setup your Wireless Network you will need to login into the Web Interface on your Arris Gateway.

 

Logging into the web interface

Open up a web browser (Internet Explorer, for example) and enter the IP address http://192.168.0.1 in your browser’s address bar and press Enter.

 

  • The Login window will prompt for the router configuration username and password.
  • The default username is "admin"
  • The default password is "password"

Setting your Wireless Settings

On the first initial page, you will see all of your Wireless settings.

Wireless Settings Screenshot

If you are uncertain what settings you should be using to make your wireless network, see Recommended Wireless Settings.

 

Note: It is NOT recommended to "disable" the Arris Wireless security. It will allow others to gain access to your network and could cause a potential security risk to personal folders, files, documents and allow others to contribute to your bandwidth usage.

 

Recommended Wireless Settings

 

These are settings that are recommended if you are uncertain what settings you should select.

 

  • Enable Wireless: Checked
  • Wireless Network Name (SSID): 'Choose a name that you can identify'
  • Broadcast Network Name (SSID): Checked
  • Tx Power Level: High
  • Channel: Auto
  • Language: English
  • Security Mode: WPA/WPA2-PSK**
  • Encryption Algorithm: TKIPAES
  • Pre-Shared Key: 'Choose a password that you can remember'
  • WPS Enable: Checked
  • Encryption Mode: PBC

Note: Some devices may not be compatible with this recommended setting and may require a lower quality setting such as WPA-PSK or WEP.

 

Connecting other devices via Wireless

You can manually enter in the security Passphrase or Network Key. To do this, it will depend on your operating system.

Windows 7

  1. Click Signal Strength Icon next to the clock on the start bar.
  2. Choose "ARRIS-XXXX".
  3. Click Connect.
  4. Enter your passphrase. (Information on obtaining or changing your passphrase.)

Windows Vista

  1. Click Start.
  2. Click Connect to.
  3. Choose "ARRIS-XXXX"
  4. Click Connect.
  5. Enter your passphrase. (Information on obtaining or changing your passphrase.)

Windows XP

  1. Click Start
  2. Click Connect to
  3. Click on Wireless Network Connection
  4. Choose "ARRIS-XXXX" and click Connect
  5. Enter your passphrase. (Information on obtaining or changing your passphrase.)

MAC OS X

  1. Click Wifi Strength Iconin the menu bar next to the time clock.
  2. Select and choose "ARRIS-XXXX" from the dropdown list.

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