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TP-Link TD-W9970 Configuration

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The TP-Link TD-W9970 Modem Front
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The TP-Link TD-W9970 is for use on any service on networks using Bell's DSL infrastructure. To learn more about configuring your particular modem, consult the manual.

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The TP-Link TD-W9970 modem router supports both ADSL and VDSL, and switches automatically to match the line it is connected to.

VDSL

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We will start with the mode used for VDSL connections.

If the modem is new, a user name of admin and password of admin will gain access to the modem configuration. If the modem is not new, it is recommended to reset the modem to the factory default settings by holding down the Reset/Wi-Fi button for 6 to 9 seconds before continuing to Quick Setup Step 1 below.

Quick Setup

1. Once you access the modem from your browser at http://192.168.1.1 and login (user name: admin and password: admin), click the Quick Setup link in the Menu on the left.

Then click Next on the Quick Setup-Start page.

Getting started

Region and Time Zone

  1. Set Region to Canada
  2. Time Zone to (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  3. Click Next

Step2

Auto Detection

  1. Click on No, I want to configure The Internet Connection myself
  2. Click Next

Step3

DSL

  1. ISP: Other
  2. L2 Interface Type: VDSL
  3. Enable VLAN ID: checked
  4. VLAN: 35
  5. Connection Type: PPPoE
  6. Click Next

Step4

PPPoE

  1. User name: ab123@ncf.ca (where ab123 is your NCF ID)
  2. Password: •••••••• (where •••••••• is your NCF DSL Password)
  3. Confirm password: ••••••••
  4. Click Next

Step5

3G/4G

  1. Click Next

Step6

Wireless

IMPORTANT NOTE: The Quick Setup process will not set the Wireless Security to use WPA2 exclusively with AES-- this means more recent devices connecting to the device may warn of insufficient security when connecting over Wi-Fi. To avoid this, after completing the Quick Setup, access the Wireless settings for the device, and ensure only WPA2 is selected for the Security protocol, and AES for the encryption method. A selection of WPA/WPA2 and AES/TKIP is less secure and will cause newer device to issue warnings.

  1. Wireless: Enable
  2. Wireless Network Name (SSID): NCF_XXXX (where XXXX are the last 4 digits of the modem serial number)
  3. Channel: Auto
  4. Mode: 11n only
  5. Security: WPA2
  6. Password: DSL Password
  7. Click Next

Step7

Confirm

  1. Verify all setting are as entered
  2. Click Next

Step8

Complete

  1. Click Finish

Stay logged-in

  1. Click Network (left-hand menu, 4th link from top)
  2. Click WAN Settings

DSL WAN Interface

  1. Click on Action: Edit (entry with pppoe_ptm_35_1_d, right-hand side of table)

WAN Settings

  1. WAN Service Setup, enter...
  2. Enable IPv6: Selected
  3. Click Advance
  4. Enable SPI Firewall: selected
  5. Enable IGMP Proxy: un-select
  6. Click Save
Wireless Settings
  1. Click Wireless (in left-hand menu)
  2. Click Wireless Security
  3. Ensure WPA/WPA2 (Personal) is selected
  4. Authentication Type: WPA2-PSK
  5. Encryption: AES
  6. Click Save

ADSL

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Moving on now to add settings for ADSL.

Stay logged-in

  1. Click Network (left-hand menu, 4th link from top)
  2. Click WAN Settings

DSL WAN Interface

  1. Click on Action: Delete (1st entry, right-hand side of table)
  2. Then click Add button

Adding ADSL2+ WAN Config 1/2

WAN Settings

  1. DSL Modulation Type: ADSL
  2. ATM Configuration: VPI/VCI = 0/35
  3. WAN Service Setup
    1. Connection Type: PPPoE
    2. PPP Username: ab123@ncf.ca (where ab123 is your NCF ID)
    3. PPP Password: •••••••• (your NCF DSL Password)
    4. Confirm password: ••••••••
    5. Enable IPv4: selected
    6. Enable IPv6: select
  4. Click Advance
    1. Enable SPI Firewall: selected
    2. Enable IGMP Proxy: un-select
  5. Click Save

Adding ADSL2+ WAN Config 2/2

DNS Fix

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There is a known issue where the internal DNS server sometimes stop responding after swapping between ADSL and VDSL connections. To avoid this issue, we recommend hard-coding a public DNS server instead of using the internal one.

DHCP Settings

  1. DNS Server: 1.1.1.1
  2. Secondary DNS Server: 1.0.0.1

DNS Fix for TD-W9970

UPnP

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  1. Click on Forwarding (left-hand menu, near the middle)
  2. UPnP: de-select

TD-W9970 setup13.png

Time

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  1. Click on System Tools (left-hand menu, towards the bottom)
  2. Select Time Settings
  3. Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  4. NTP Server 1: time.nrc.ca
  5. Enable DST: checked
  6. Modify DST Start: 2nd Sunday in March
  7. Modify DST End: 1st Sunday in November
  8. Click Save

Configuring Time Settings

Manage Control

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  1. Click on System Tools (left-hand menu, towards the bottom)
  2. Select Manage Control
  3. For the user admin we use the member's DSL Password – user name & password should not exceed 15 characters
  4. Enter it once and again below to confirm
  5. Ensure ICMP (Ping) is set to Local only (default setting)
  6. Click Save

Td-w9970 setup11.png

CWMP

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  1. Click on System Tools (left-hand menu, towards the bottom)
  2. Select CWMP Settings
  3. Ensure that CWMP is de-selected (default setting)
  4. Ensure that Inform is de-selected (default setting)
  5. Click Save

Firewall

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  1. Click Firewall in the left column
  2. Select Enable Firewall if it's not Enabled

Bridge

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Do this only if you prefer to use your own external router rather than the one built into your TP-Link unit.

  1. Connect power and turn on the modem with the button on the back.
  2. Connect an Ethernet LAN cable to one of the yellow rear ports
  3. In the browser's address bar, enter the IP address for the modem interface page: 192.168.1.1
  4. If the modem is fresh from the factory, use the default user name and password to gain access
    1. user: admin
    2. password: admin

If the modem was previously configured for someone, the password would be the previous user's DSL password. If it is unknown then do a reset to factory default, press the reset/Wi-Fi button on the back. Hold for 6 to 9 seconds to reset. The user name and password will now be as above.

VDSL

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  1. Click on Quick Setup.

DSL

  1. ISP: Other
  2. L2 Interface Type: VDSL
  3. Enable VLAN ID: checked
  4. VLAN: 35
  5. Connection Type: Bridge
  6. Click Next

Configuring for Bridge Mode 1/4

Wireless

  1. Wireless: Disable
  2. Click Next

Configuring for Bridge Mode 4/4

Confirm

  1. Verify all setting are as entered
  2. Click Next

Configuring for Bridge Mode 2/4

Stay logged-in

  1. Click Network (left-hand menu, 4th link from top)
  2. Click WAN Settings
  3. On the DSL WAN Interface page click Add

ADSL

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WAN Settings

  1. DSL Modulation Type: select ADSL
  2. ATM Configuration, enter...
    • VPI: 0
    • VCI: 35
  3. WAN Service Setup, enter...
    • Connection Type: Bridge
  4. Click Save

Configuring for Bridge Mode 3/3

Follow the instructions in Manage Control to secure your modem.

See Also

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