What are the benefits of a Wireless Modem?
The ACN Wireless Modem allows you to build a home network. Multiple devices can communicate with one another over the wireless connection, allowing them to share:
Please note the ACN Wireless Modem has 4 Ethernet ports for devices with no wireless capability.
- ACN Internet connection
- Files and documents
- Printers, print servers and scanners
- Game systems
How do I log in to my ACN Wireless Modem?
To log in to the ACN Wireless Modem firmware, open a browser window and type 10.100.2.1 into the URL address bar. Press enter.
Select “OK” and you will have access to the modem home page.
When you see the authentication window, enter your username and password:
How do I enable/disable my wireless?
Log in to the modem firmware. On the home page of the ACN Wireless Modem firmware, select the QuickStart selection from the left-hand navigation panel.
Uncheck the “Enable Wireless” field and select Apply/Save.
Your wireless is now disabled. If you would like to turn it back on, follow the steps above, but check the Enable Wireless field and select Apply/Save.
Note: If you are using two wireless devices (ACN Wireless Modem and a wireless router) we recommend you disable the wireless feature on one of the devices or eliminate your wireless router completely from your home network connection. The ACN Wireless Modem has the same routing capabilities as the average wireless router.
How do I secure my wireless modem network?
Your ACN modem has wireless capabilities built in. To turn on security, open a browser window and type 10.100.2.1 into the address (URL) space, and hit "ENTER." A login window will appear.
Type in "user" for the user name and "password" for the password. You can change this in the modem’s settings.
Select "Quickstart" from the list on the left side of the window.
Under "Wireless Settings" click on the down arrow beside "Network Authentication." It is set by default to open. ACN recommends WPA.
Type in a network security key of your choice and save the configuration. Choose a phrase that is easy for you to remember (8-63 characters), but difficult for others to guess. Use this same key to setup your wireless access on your laptop computer or other wireless devices.
You may now disconnect the Ethernet cable if desired and use a computer with wireless capabilities to scan for wireless networks. You will see a network named ACNBB. This is your network. Highlight it and click "Connect."
Unsecured wireless modems may allow others to use your Internet connection without your permission. ACN bears no responsibility for unauthorized usage of your Internet service. Please review the Terms & Conditions of your service agreement and the ACN Acceptable Use Policy.
Check this list below for the client that you use and follow the instructions to reconfigure your email client:
If your client is not listed here you may find some help on the Google Help site.
How do I rename my SSID (Wireless Name)?
Log in to the modem firmware. On the home page of the ACN Wireless Modem firmware, select the QuickStart selection from the left-hand navigation panel. On the wireless portion of the page, remove the name on the SSID field and insert the name of your choice. All changes must be followed with the “Apply/Save” button.