MTS used to use speed stream as their DSL modem and you had to use the separate router if you wanted to connect your computer to the internet. However, with the new Actiontec modem, the actiontec acts as both the DSL modem and a router with all the routing and NAT built in. So, if you connect your own router on the DSL network, your router may not work as expected due to double NAT situation.
First, connect your PC to actiontec router using an ethernet cable and get an IP address via DHCP. (Mine had 192.168.100.100 with default gateway of 192.168.100.254). Knowing the default gateway IP address, I then opened a web browser and went to 192.168.100.254. The default userid is admin and default password is the last 6 character of the MAC address (Upper case letter for alphabets).
- log in as root
- go to “Advanced Setup”
- WAN IP Addressing
- 2. Select the ISP protocol below
- select “RFC 1483 Transparent Bridging”
Plug your own router (WAN port) into the actiontec router (LAN port), now your own router should transparently pass through the actiontec getting a DHCP assigned IP address directly from Telus. Some additional config may be necessary on your router.
Alternatively you can log in using telnet if you want to enable it
- Advanced Setup
- Remote Telnet
- 1. Set the remote telnet state below.
- Local Telnet -> enable
- Set the user name and password for login
Use putty or some other terminal client and login using the username and password you’ve set.
Once logged in, you have a crippled shell – like the command “ls” and “cd” won’t work.
To get a slightly more functional shell type “sh” to get a busybox shell.