On the front of your router you will notice a number of lights. The below table explains what each of these lights mean:
|[A] Power||Off||Power is off|
|Steady||Power is on and router is ready to use|
|Red||Self Test is being performed|
|[B] DSL||Off||No signal|
|Fast Blinking||Acquiring Signal|
|Slow Blinking||DSL connection attempt in progress|
|[C] PPP||Off||No Internet connection|
|Steady||Internet is connected|
|[D] Ethernet (1-4)||Off||No Internet connection|
|Steady||Connected via Ethernet|
|[E] WLAN||Off||Account point disabled|
|Steady||Access point enabled|
|[F] Phone 1||Off||Phone is on-hook|
|Steady||Phone is in use|
|[G] Phone 2||Off||Phone is on-hook|
|Steady||Phone is in use|
|[H] VoIP Ready||Off||VoiP is not ready|
|Steady||VoIP Service is ready to use|
- Any operating system is compatible, however depending on the version this may affect your internet and VoIP experience.
- Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher, Firefox 2.0 or higher, or Safari.
- Ethernet network adapter.
- An internet connection with a minimum of 512k/128k speed.
Connecting The Dynalink RTA1046VW To Your Computer
As your Dynalink RTA1046VW router has already been configured for your Dodo VoIP service, all you need to do is connect the router to your telephone line and telephone. The guide below will instruct you on how to do this. Once this is done you will need to configure your Broadband service in order to use your Dodo VoIP service.
- Connect the network cable to one of the four yellow ports located at the back of the router. The other end will connect to your computer.
- Connect a telephone cable to the telephone port at the back of the router labeled DSL and connect the other end to your telephone wall socket. This will be used to connect your Broadband service. Now connect the telephone you will use via another telephone cable to the telephone port labeled Phone 1 at the back of the router. Please be aware that although there are two telephone ports labeled Phone 1 and Phone 2, your Dodo VoIP service is only configured to Phone 1.
Please note: if you are still using a standard land line you will need to install filters on your telephony devices connected to this. Please refer to the Connecting Filters section for further help.
- Finally, connect the power cable to your router and the power adapter to your power point.
The diagram below shows how the router connects physically to your computer, power, telephone wall socket and telephone.
Please note:The telephone port labeled PSTN is used for a standard land line service as a backup and if used you will need to install a filter on this line. Please refer to the Connecting Filters section for further help.
- Now that the router is connected to your computer, power, and your telephone is also connected, you are ready to configure your Broadband service. After a few minutes once it has completed connecting to your Broadband and VoIP services, you should see the lights on the router indicate the following:
Label Action Power Solid Greed DSL Solid Green PPP Solid Green Ethernet (1-4) Solid or Blinking Green WLAN Off Phone 1 Off Phone 2 Off VoIP Ready Solid Green
If your router is indicating the above, you can now use your Broadband and VoIP services.
If you still have a standard telephony service in place ready to use, you may need to place filters on your telephone line in order for this not to interrupt your Broadband and VoIP services.
Connecting A Central Or Splitter Filter
This filter is used when you need to plug a telephone and router to the same wall socket. There are three ports on the central filter as follows:
- Line - This port connects to your telephone wall socket
- ADSL - This port connects to the router's port labeled DSL
- Phone - This port connects to a telephone or other telephone device (for example a fax machine) and can also be connected to the PSTN telephone port on the back of your router if you are using your land line service as a backup.
Diagram (1.1) You can see the splitter (micro) filter acts as a double adapter and filter.
Connecting an Inline Filter
This filter is used on all telephones, fax lines, etc.
An inline filter is placed between the telephony device and the wall socket and should never be installed on the router's telephone cable/connection.
Diagram (1.2) shows that the inline filter only connects to your telephony devices.
Setting Up Wireless
Configuring Your Wireless Connection
1. Log into your router by opening a web browser (usually Internet Explorer) and in the address bar enter: http://192.168.1.1
2. You will be asked for a username and password, enter the following details:
- Username: admin
- Password: admin
As pictured below once the router address (http://192.168.1.1) has been entered, the login page will automatically appear.
3. Once you have logged in click on Wireless at the top of the screen. You will now need to enter the following settings under the Wireless Basic Settings heading:
- Enable Wireless Network: Ensure this option is checked
- Wireless Main Network Name (SSID): This will be any name you wish to give to your Wireless Network (eg. Dodo Wifi)
- Transmission Mode: 802.11b/g mixed mode
- Channel: 6
When done, click Appply at the bottom of the screen and please wait for your router to reboot.
4. Now click on Security on the left side of the screen and select the following options:
- Select Wireless Network: Select the Wireless Network (SSID) you created earlier
- Wireless Security: 64-bit WEP
- Authentication Type: Open System
You will now need to enter a Key. This will be the password which your computer will use to connect to your router wirelessly and will protect your router from unauthorised users.
Under the heading Encryption Keys you must select either Hexadecimal digits which is a 10 character password that is limited to the characters 0 - 9, A - F and a - f. The other option is ASCII characters which is any printable character apart from & < § , \ and only needs to be five characters long.
Once you have selected one of these two options and entered your Key, make sure that Default Transmission Key is set to the Key text field you have used. For example, if you entered your Key in Key1 then the Default Transmission Key would be set to
5. Click the Apply button when ready and your router will save the settings and reboot.
Setup Wireless Security
1. Setup Security
- Click on Security
- Select WPA2-PSK from the wireless security drop down
- Select TKIP from the Data encryption drop down
- Choose ASCII characters from the format menu
- Pre Shared Key: You will now have an option to setup your Security key; this will ensure that in order to connect to your wireless network a password will be required. please enter a password of 8 - 63 characters, this can contain letters and numbers.
- WPA Group Re key Interval: 0
- Click Apply
Connecting Your Computer Via Wireless
- Once the router has rebooted, unplug the network cable from the router, navigate your computer to Network Connections and double click on Wireless Connection.
- Select the newly created wireless connection.
- You will now be asked to enter a Network Key. Enter the Key you chose in Step 4 of Configuring your Wireless Connection and click Connect.
- The computer will acquire a network address automatically and the wireless connection will be connected.