Equipment

Alpha Media Gateway Hardware

Summary

This article provides information about our two Alpha Media Gateway models.

To identify which model you own, look for the model ID number on the bottom of the unit.

This article also provides information on the Reset Button and connecting devices to your network.

Solution

Media Gateway MG5225 Model Rear Panel

Rear panel of MG5225 Model with inputs and buttons highlighted and numbered one through eight
 
  1. Telephone 1/ Telephone 2
  2. Reset Button
  3. Coax
  4. USB
  5. eSata (External Hard Drive)
  6. CableCARD
  7. Ethernet (4 ports)
  8. Power

 

LED Display for the MG5225 model

LED display for the MG5225 model with the lights numbered left to right from one to twelve

The following LED displays are visible on the Alpha Media Gateway:

  1. USB Port
  2. Power LED - appears when the Alpha Media Gateway is currently powered on.
  3. Downstream LED
  4. Upstream LED
  5. Upstream LED
  6. Link LED - appears when a computer is connected directly via Ethernet to the Alpha Media Gateway.
  7. Link LED - appears when a computer is connected directly via Ethernet to the Alpha Media Gateway.
  8. Recording LED - glows red when the Alpha Media Gateway is currently recording.
  9. WiFi LED - appears when the Wi-Fi is on and connected.
  10. WiFi LED - appears when the Wi-Fi is on and connected.
  11. WiFi LED - appears when the Wi-Fi is on and connected.
  12. WiFi LED - appears when the Wi-Fi is on and connected.

 

Media Gateway DCX3635 Model Rear Panel

Rear panel of DCX3635 Model with inputs and buttons labeled from left to right: coax, ethernet, audio L/R, video, digital audio, HDMI, USB, eSATA, externalIR, power

 

LED Display for the DCX3635 model

LED display for the DCX3635 model with 5 lights displayed

The following LED displays are visible on the Alpha Media Gateway:

  1. Power LED - Indicates if the Gateway is on or off
  2. Recording LED – Indicates when the Gateway is recording
  3. TV LED – Indicates the Gateway is connected to the TV

 

Reset Button

There are two modes to the reset button located on the back of your Alpha Media Gateway:

  1. To reset all the Alpha Media Gateway functionality, press and release the reset button.
  2. To reset the router to the factory defaults, press and hold the reset button for 10 seconds or more. You will know that you’ve held the button long enough when the Record light flashes

 

Connecting Devices to Your Network

If you are using a wireless network, you will need to enter the SSID and passphrase to connect additional devices. Each device that you connect should have instructions on where to enter this information.

If you are using a wired network, you may need to configure the TCP/IP settings on the computers you are connecting after you attach the Ethernet cable.

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