[TriLUG] Help setting up wireless router with Time Warner

James Jones jc.jones at tuftux.com
Fri Oct 7 23:19:53 EDT 2011

I had to clone the mac address of the pc normally connected to the
modem before the setup would work. This was in Cary. Other towns
didn't present this problem.


On Fri, Oct 7, 2011 at 10:20 PM, Barry <bwpeddyc at ncsu.edu> wrote:
> There's nothing to it. Just plug it in and configure the settings, like
> you said. I've got the same setup right here and I'm happy as can be.
> When plugging the modem into the router, if it doesn't work right away,
> then you might need to restart the modem (just click the switch on your
> surge protector for a short bit). That's all I can think of.
> On Fri, 2011-10-07 at 22:02 -0400, Rodney Radford wrote:
>> Seems my mom bought a laptop thinking she could get 'wireless' access like I do, without realizing she did not have WiFi at her house. She is on Time Warner's plan, so I suggested she call them and swap out her SBV5121 VoIP modem with one that supports WiFi as well. Color me surprised when I discovered that they wanted to charge her $35 for the swap/setup (fair enough) and then $15/month (???).
>> I am pulled out an older WRT54G router I have and will be dropping in tomorrow to try and set it up for her. Looking online, I see that some have had no issues in setting it up, while others could not get it to work for them at all.
>> So, do we have any TW customers on here who have set it up, and if so, is there anything tricky I need to know/do in terms of options on the modem and/or router? Do I need to configure the modem in some way, or is it as simple as plugging the router between the computer and modem, and then configuring the WiFi settings?  Does the fact that she also has her phone setup through it also complicate matters?
>> The reason I am asking before I even try it is that tomorrow is the only attempt I have this weekend, and I only have about 3 hours then - and if I don't get it working by this weekend, she may end up taking the laptop back to the store. So I get one shot at it... ;-)
>> Thanx, in advance...
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