Sold from Aug 2018 to July 2021
Updated: 2018-08-29 Recommended Firmware Version: 126.96.36.199
The SmartRG SR506n modem router supports both ADSL mode and VDSL mode. Provided it is configured correctly, it can be switched between ADSL and VDSL plans without the owner having to buy a new modem or even reconfigure your existing one.
- Note: Fees for changing plans may still apply. Consult: DSL Rates
Before you start configuring the SmartRG SR506n, there are 4 things to check:
- Firmware Check: Check if you're using older firmware and upgrade to the recommended firmware version. If you're unable to access the internet to request newer firmware, note that the screenshots shown and steps outlined may not align with what you see. Contact the firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance if you run into problems.
- Factory Settings and Standard Configuration: These instructions assume you're configuring SmartRG SR506n modem out of the box or after a factory reset. If the modem is not new, it is recommended to reset the modem to the factory defaults by holding down the reset button with a paper clip for ~10 seconds.
- Also, these settings are our recommendations for most NCF members. To learn more about making custom changes to your particular modem, consult the manual.
- Modem Installation - Configure over Ethernet: Consult the SmartRG SR506N modem instruction sheet (page 1) on how to set up the modem and connect to it over ethernet. We do not recommend configuring your modem over a WiFi connection.
The 2 main ways of configuring the SmartRG SR506n modem:
- Routed Operation - Standard configuration for most members with SmartRG SR506n serving as both modem and WiFi router.
- Routed Operation with separate WiFi Router - Recommended configuration for members with their own WiFi router. The modem will make the PPPoE authentication and both devices will negotiate DHCP.
- Bridged Operation with separate WiFi Router - (Advanced) for members with their own routers and are knowledgeable about managing it themselves. The router with handle both authentication and DHCP.
NCF Support is available to make configuring your SmartRG modem easier and to help you avoid potential mistakes. Here are simpler configuration options for your SmartRG modem:
- You can request a custom configuration file for your NCF DSL connection from email@example.com.
- You may need an alternate means of accessing the internet to download the configuration file.
- Call 613-721-1773 x0 to book a Modem Appointment.
If you prefer your own external router rather than the one built into your SmartRG unit, we recommend routed operation with a separate WiFi Router. However if you have networking expertise and are confident using the modem in bridge mode then take note of the following before configuring your SmartRG for Bridged operation:
- Once you complete configuring your SmartRG modem for Bridged operation and disconnect from the modem, the Modem's Web Interface will become inaccessible and you may not be able to regain access to it until you reset the modem.
- Backup Settings: It is particularly important to backup the Running Settings on your modem before and after you configure it.
- To reset the modem: If you need to reset the modem, insert a paper-clip in the Reset hole on the back. Hold for 10 seconds to reset.
- If you set up the modem for Bridge operation, then your router will need to be configured in PPPoE mode with your DSL username and password.
|1||Log into Modem||http://192.168.1.1
→ Manage Gateway (Advanced)
|User Name: admin
|2||WAN Cleanup||Advanced Setup
→ WAN Service
|Remove ppp0.1 from WAN Service Table|
|3||Enable ADSL||Advanced Setup
→ Layer2 Interface
→ ATM Interface
|Add ATM: vpi:0 vci:35
DSL Latency: FAST and INTERLEAVED
|4||Enable VDSL||Advanced Setup
→ Layers2 Interface
→ PTM Interface
|Remove ptm0 with Path0
Add PTM: DSL Latency: FAST and INTERLEAVED
|6||Configure ADSL||Advanced Setup
→ WAN Service
|Add atm0/(4_0_35) Bridge (br_4_0_35)|
|7||Configure VDSL||Advanced Setup
→ WAN Service
|Add ptm0/(4_1_1) Bridge(br_4_1_1.35)
→ Access Controls
→ Access Controls
→ Management Server
→ System Log
|Configure System Log
- Modem Configuration - for a complete list of instructions for all NCF modems
- About SmartRG modem lights
- File:Changing_Wireless_Channels_on_SmartRG_SR505N.pdf SmartRG SR505N Changing WiFi Channels
- Dynamic DNS
- Port forwarding with the SmartRG SR505N