Netopia Wireless DSL Gateway Configuration (Covad)

Below is a front and back view of the Netopia Wireless Gateway (versions 1 and 2). Be certain that the Ethernet cable, phone cable, and power cable are connected properly before continuing setup.

  • DSL Light- Green when a DSL signal is detected. Flashing if no DSL service is found.
  • Internet- Green if successfully connected to the Internet (may blink when passing traffic). Dark or red if no Internet connection is found.
  • LAN- Flashing green when a computer is connected with an Ethernet cable and traffic is passing over the connection. The lights correspond to the numbers Ethernet jacks on the back of the modem.
  • WLAN - Flashing green when the wireless network is active.

Configuring the Netopia Wireless Gateway

  • Make sure the computer is plugged into the modem directly with an Ethernet cable. There are 4 ports on the back of the modem- any of the available ports may be used.
  • Open a web browser, and enter in the Address bar. Note-on Version 2 model, you will automatically go to this address if no Internet connection is found.
  • You will be prompted for a username and password. Use: admin/admin
  • You will now see the modem interface. Click on the Wizard Setup link on the left side of the screen.
  • On the menu, choose I Have a PPPoE username and password, then click Next.

  • Enter your complete email address and password as indicated. Click Next.
  • The screen will report if the connection was successful. If so, click Done. If it wasn't successful, revise the username/password and repeat setup 6. If a networking or DSL line error is displayed, check the modem connections.
  • The Internet light will light green when the connection is successful. Test the connection by browsing to a web page.

Configuring the Wireless Network

Optional Wireless Security Settings

You can change the wireless encryption to WPA for greater security by doing the following:

  • Click Advanced Configurations on the left menu.
  • Click Wireless Setup on the left menu.
  • Next to Privacy, choose WPA - PSK.
  • New options will appear on the screen (shown below).

  • Next to Pre Shared Key: enter in a wireless key. The key must be a minimum of 8 characters. Numbers, letters, and symbols may be used.
  • Click Save Changes when complete.
  • Enter the new WPA key into your computer's wireless settings.

    Click here for assistance on setting up your computer to use a wireless connection.