Actiontec C1000A: Dynamic Configuration

From FRII Support

Warning.png There is a known bug when using Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome to configure the DSL modem where it does not retain the saved changes. It is recommended to use Internet Explorer when configuring an Actiontec C1000A DSL Modem.

Actiontec C1000A Configuration

  1. After the C1000A is connected to your computer, open a web browser such as Internet Explorer, connect to the C1000A by clicking the address bar and typing "" (without quotes), and then press Enter.
  2. Once it has loaded, click on the "Advanced Setup" button.

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  3. On the left hand side bar, click on "Broadband Settings."
  4. For item 1: Set the WAN Type to ADSL-ADSL2+. Then hit Apply.


  5. Now click on WAN Settings underneath IP Addressing on the left hand side bar.
  6. For item 1: Set the ISP Protocol to PPPoA.
  7. For item 2: Enter your full DSL username (dsl####) and DSL Phone Number "########" (without quotes) in the password field.
  8. Also, make sure that PPP Auto Connect is Enabled.
  9. For item 3, Set to Single Static IP, and type in their Static IP address in the box below it.
  10. For item 4, Set to Static DNS, and type in Google's Public DNS; and then hit Apply.


  11. On the left hand side bar, click on "Broadband Settings."
  12. For item 3: Set the Encapsulation Type to VC-Mux.
  13. For item 5: change the ATM Setting to 8/35. Then hit Apply.


  14. After the previous page reappears, you should be connected.

Wireless Setup

  1. Go back to the main screen immediately after login. Click on the 'Wireless Setup' button.
  2. Here's where you enable/disable Wi-Fi and enter a custom SSID (network name).

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  3. On the 'Wireless Security' page, you can set your security type, encryption type (TKIP/AES/both), and your security passphrase.

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  4. On the 'Radio Setup' page, you can set a few things that may or may not prove to be useful, primarily the wireless channel and operating mode.

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