Readers will learn how to connect to and setup a UTT router for the first time. There are many different environments where specific adjustments may need to be made. This article demonstrates a common setup scenario, but it is not necessarily applicable in every network environment.
Establish Initial Connectivity
1. Connect an Ethernet cable from a computer to the LAN interface on the UTT router.
2. Configure TCP/IP Properties as DHCP (Dynamic Host Control Protocol) Mode
4. Log into the router using the default credentials. (Username: admin Password: admin)
Run the Basic Setup Wizard
The Basic Setup wizard which will accomplish all the necessary tasks to allow your router to connect to the Internet, including enabling the default firewall, setting up a Local Area Network and adding a DHCP Server. Each item is explained in more detail below.
1. Navigate to the Wizards tab and run the wizard.
Setup Wizards > Basic Setup
2. Choose the interface that will connect to the ISP define the other router settings.
The available internet connection types are:
- DHCP: The most common scenario. Use this option if your ISP is distributing IP addresses via DHCP.
- Static IP: Use this option if your ISP provided you with a static public IP address.
- PPPoE: Use this option if your ISP authenticates your internet connection using PPPoE.
It is recommended to configure the ISP supplied modem/router in 'bridge mode'. This setting will forward the public IP from the ISP modem/router to the UTT router. Having a public IP assigned to the UTT router will open up additional features, while also negating the performance drop caused by a double NAT scenario.
The other available options are:
- LAN IP Address: Set to 192.168.1.1/24 by default. Change if necessary.
- DHCP Server: Enabled by default.
- Username: Set to admin by default. We strongly recommend that you configure your own user account with a strong password.
3. It is recommended that reboot the router when prompted to apply the changes if configurations do not take effect.
4. Unplug and reconnect the interfaces so that eth0 is connected to the ISP and the other ports are connected to your LAN.
If you left DHCP disabled in the wizard, you can now change your computer's Ethernet connection to Static IP.