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Setting up Thomson TG585v7 with NAT & DHCP

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Setting up Thomson TG585v7 with NAT & DHCP

Aim of this article:

This guide describes the initial setup process for the Thomson TG585v7 using NAT and DHCP.

If you are setting the equipment up for the first time you should start here:

This router automatically detects whether to connect using ADSL or ADSL2+, there is no option to override this. 

Before configuring

Confirm that the router is switched on and the Ethernet cable between the PC and Router is plugged in correctly.

Open an Internet browser. By default, you will see the Thomson welcome page. To start the configuration wizard, click 'Set up my Thompson Gateway'
If the Thomson welcome page does not appear automatically, you can start the setup wizard browsing to:

You will next be guided through the configuration wizard, where you will need to specify the Zen ADSL username and connection password, the wireless encryption level and the Administrator username and password. To continue, click Next.

You will now be asked to select a service. This refers to the type of IP configuration you want on the router. For NAT with DHCP, you will need to select Data (Default) and click Next.

Make sure that the VPI/VCI is set to 0.38 and the connection type is set to PPPoA. You will also need to enter your Zen ADSL username and connection password (for these please refer to the Technical Details email you received when you joined Zen). Once you have entered these, click the Next button to continue.

You will next be able to set the wireless encryption level. Zen strongly recommends you set this to the highest level (WPA). The wireless key the router will use at this point is printed on the bottom of the router. Click Next, to continue.

Next, you will need to specify a password for the administrator username. The administrator username will be required, should you wish to change any settings in the router or complete diagnostics, in the event of a service failure.

You should keep a note of the password somewhere safe, as Zen will not have a copy of your password. In the event that the password is forgotten, you will need to factory reset the router and run through this set up wizard again.

Once you have entered the password, click Next.

The wizard is now ready to apply the settings to the router. The middle dialog box contains all the information the wizard will use. Click Start, to continue.

The wizard is now configuring the router. Please note this may take several minutes.

The router has now been configured, but the changes have not been saved. You will need to enter the Administrator password to continue and save the settings. To do this, click OK.

To save the new settings to the router and finish the configuration, click the Finish button.

What next?

Below are guides to using features of your Broadband service:

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