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Configuring my Cablecom Router with a MAC

Ok so my shiny new Cablecom wireless router came today with an installation CD only for Windows. I cannot find anywhere on Cablecoms website about installation software for Mac. Does anyone know how to get up and running with a Mac. Im not a PC person, so I have all Apple products. Any suggestions would be great. Thanks.
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Old 14.07.2011, 10:26
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Ok so my shiny new Cablecom wireless router came today with an installation CD only for Windows. I cannot find anywhere on Cablecoms website about installation software for Mac. Does anyone know how to get up and running with a Mac. Im not a PC person, so I have all Apple products. Any suggestions would be great. Thanks.
Basically, all you need is the default password for the router. Simply hook it up to your cable connection, connect to it with a network cable and point your browser to the router's address.
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Re: Configuring my Cablecom Router with a MAC

I can connect directly to the router with a cable, but I cannot find out how to setup up the wireless portion.
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Old 14.07.2011, 10:34
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I can connect directly to the router with a cable, but I cannot find out how to setup up the wireless portion.
Once you get to your router's homepage with the cable connected to your computer, you should find some settings or a wizard there to set up the wireless.
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Old 14.07.2011, 10:35
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Re: Configuring my Cablecom Router with a MAC

Using your browser ( Safari I think ), point to the router address eg 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1, or 192.168.1.254 etc., enter the credentials, find the advanced setup for wireless..
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I can connect directly to the router with a cable, but I cannot find out how to setup up the wireless portion.
If you haven't done so, make sure your network connection is set to DHCP (System Preferences -> Network. Then click on your Ethernet connection and make sure your IPv4 configuration is set to "Using DHCP".)

On the same page (under "Status") it should tell you the IP address your router assigned to your computer via DHCP.

Open your browser and enter the first IP in the range your computer is in. e.g., if the address you see next to "Status" is 192.168.1.5, your router's address is 192.168.1.1. If it's 10.0.1.5 (or so), use 10.0.1.1

This should connect you to the router's configuration page. Now all you need is the default password for the router and you should be able to set it up from your browser, without the need of additional software.

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Using your browser ( Safari I think ), point to the router address eg 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1, or 192.168.1.254 etc., enter the credentials, find the advanced setup for wireless..
after having to reset my router on monday, i can confirm that if you enter 192.168.0.1 into your browser (i used firefox), you can reset your router.

if it's a white thomson router, then i believe the default username is blank: as in don't put anything in the field and the default password is admin.

***additionally, once you get to the main page, click on wireless (upper right along the row of words at top) and then click on primary network (second one down along the column on the left). here you can give your network a name (network name ssid field) and a password (WPA Pre-Shared Key field).

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Re: Configuring my Cablecom Router with a MAC

As soon as I enter the routers IP address I get a username and password screen, neither of which I have because it is supposed to be on the installation CD which is only for PC. Tried leaving it blank, but that didnt work. It is the white Thompsons router.
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As soon as I enter the routers IP address I get a username and password screen, neither of which I have because it is supposed to be on the installation CD which is only for PC. Tried leaving it blank, but that didnt work. It is the white Thompsons router.
did you try jetset's version? (login: blank, password: admin)

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Re: Configuring my Cablecom Router with a MAC

Could it be a VOIP router ?

This thread might help a bit if it is:

New Cablecom WLAN/VOIP Router - Security warning.
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Re: Configuring my Cablecom Router with a MAC

I got to the main page for the router, but you cannot do anything on that page without entering another username and password. This time blank and admin doesn't work.
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Could it be a VOIP router ?

This thread might help a bit if it is:

New Cablecom WLAN/VOIP Router - Security warning.
Cablecom only has two models now - the Ubee and the Thompson. All new customers seem to be getting the Thompson. I actually had to put up a fight to get my Ubee back :-)
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I got to the main page for the router, but you cannot do anything on that page without entering another username and password. This time blank and admin doesn't work.
ok, I guess it's time to call Cablecom Support now
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Old 14.07.2011, 10:55
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I got to the main page for the router, but you cannot do anything on that page without entering another username and password. This time blank and admin doesn't work.

the admin and pass are on the booklet for the router. just search through it.

(im not at home so can't check). Ortherwise, google the model No. and you should get the use/pass from the webz.
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Re: Configuring my Cablecom Router with a MAC

You don't need the CD for anything. I installed it on my PC, looked at what it installed, then removed it 5 min later. It's worthless crap.

On a side note, I'm stunned this Thomson router doesn't have any 802.1p QoS settings. I was talking on my (non-Cablecom) VOIP phone and as soon as I started downloading some large files, the VOIP got all choppy. After I inserted a Cisco switch, that does have 802.1p, then it prioritized the voice first, and relegated file-downloading to background, and my voice call was fine. FAIL for Thomson not including 802.1p!!!
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FAIL for Thomson not including 802.1p!!!
what did you expect? :-) In my opinion, Thomson have been making cheap crap for decades. I doubt they have released a single quality-product in the last 10 years or so.

If you buy a new TV, the pricing is as follows: Pioneer is most expensive, followed by Panasonic and Sony, followed by Samsung, followed by LG, followed by Daewoo and then (in some distance) followed by Thomson, who just seems to re-brand some ultra-cheap chinese electronics.

Their German website says it all: :-)

http://www.thomsontv.de/uber-tcl/die...pe/allgemeines

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Old 14.07.2011, 15:09
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Their German website says it all: :-)

http://www.thomsontv.de/uber-tcl/die...pe/allgemeines

Peter
Yea, looks like even their links don't work

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Yea, looks like even their links don't work
yupp, that's what I meant :-)

If you look at their Wikipedia article, apparently they're not even called Thomson anymore today, but Technicolor.

They seem to have bought and subsequently ruined the following brands: Schneider, SABA, RCA, Telefunken and Nordmende. 2005 they announced that they don't make consumer electronics products anymore. 2010 they changed their name into Technicolor (another brand they had previously bought) and stopped operating under the Thomson brand. No idea where Cablecom managed to get these modems from.
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Re: Configuring my Cablecom Router with a MAC

Just jumping on this thread as I have currently tried setting up the modem/router in Windows and Ubuntu and failed. I'm considering throwing it out of the window after Cablecom support were so far unable to help.

I was wondering whether anyone could give a quick bit of advice about which lights should be on / flashing at various times during the setup? So far I only seem to see the DS flashing, nothing from the US or Online. I tried to call customer support last night and got told "oh, you've only been trying 1 and a half hours, sometimes it takes 2 or 3".
I'm slightly concerned that my cablecom socket might be disabled, as although the landlord at handover told me it would work, I believe that the previous tenant was using Swisscom. Is that something that I can tell by the appropriate lights not flashing?

I am also open to the possibility that I'm just being useless and forgot to do something like turn it on properly!

Thanks!
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Power cycle your modem. Wait 4 hours. These modems take a long time to register on the CC systems.
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