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Summary of Configuration Information and Changes
Modem Login Page:                           

Modem Administrator User Name:      

Modem Administrator Password:


DSL password

(Default is password, if you reset modem)

Where to go in Menu: [Wireless] > [Advanced]
Changes: · [Channel]: Switch from [Auto] to Least Congested Channel (Usually 3,4, 8 or 9)

· [Channel Width]: Set to [20Mhz]

1. Using an Ethernet cable plug into one of the yellow Local Area Network Ports at the back of the SmartRG SR505N modem. Connect to the Local Area Network (NCF_XXXX) on your computer. Your computer should indicate an Ethernet connection as opposed to a wireless one. 

2. Open an Internet browser on your computer (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari or Internet Explorer) and connect to the modem by typing in the address bar. 

3. Click on the “Manage Gateway(Advanced)” Log in to the Administrative Account

Username: admin Password: DSL password     (Default is password, if you reset modem) 

4. From the [Device Info] page, navigate to [Wireless] menu option on the left. 

5. Click on the [Advanced] submenu link on the left hand side, under the Wireless Options  

6. On the [Wireless Advanced Settings] page, make the following changes:

◦ [Channel:] change from [Auto] to channel with the least interference as determined by your wireless interference tests. Try 3,4, 8 or 9

◦ [Channel Width:] change from [Auto] to 20mhz

7. Click “Apply/Save”.


· Wireless channels shouldn't have to be changed often (more than once every 6-12 months). If you find yourself making these changes too frequently, you may have to invest in a mid to high end router with additional channels on the 5Ghz frequency. Contact NCF for recommendations if needed.