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Setting up HiltronCGN3 without a pc? Possible?

We just swapped from bell to rogers and so far everything is fine (cable, mobile etc) except we are unable to set up our wireless network. We are unable to use the Easy SetUp USB as our Mac is out getting RAM updates. We have an iPad mini, iPad 1st gen, PS3, two iphone 5c's... So we need the wireless. Is there anyway to set this up without the pc?

 

 

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Re: Setting up HiltronCGN3 without a pc? Possible?

Yes, absolutely.  Do not use the USB setup key.  Once connected via ethernet, bring up a web browser and enter 192.168.0.1 in the address bar, hit enter and it will take you to the CGN3 interface page.  The login credentials are:

 

Username:  cusadmin   -  this cannot be changed

Password:  password    -  this can and should be changed immediately

 

The key allows you to setup up a 2.4 Ghz guest network, name the wired network and set up parental controls from what I remember, but it will cause problems with the 2.4 Ghz network.  Don't use it.  Throw it out as it will cause more problems that what it's worth.  If you really need a guest network, or parental controls, buy a good third party router that will do those functions, and more, and be better at it.



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Re: Setting up HiltronCGN3 without a pc? Possible?

Thanks datalink! Have the PS3 hooked up, only item that will take an Ethernet cord. I was able to get to the site etc. But the password won't work!!! 😞
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Re: Setting up HiltronCGN3 without a pc? Possible?

Ok, thats very strange.  Hold down the recessed reset button at the back of the modem for 10 seconds and release it.  That will cause a factory reset.  When its reboots and comes up running you will see the two wifi lights at the bottom of the front LED panel up and running, meaning that the two networks, 2.4 and 5 Ghz networks are up and running with default names and passphrases.  At that point you should be able to log in with the default credentials.  You want to get in to the interface to turn off the two networks before you set up the other parameters so that you minimize the danger of someone hopping onto the networks while they are set for default parameters.

 

Here is a summary of the current CGN3 issues.  The biggest one is probably going to be the lack of wifi multicast required for wireless printing.  You can run a printer from a wireless device as long as the printer is connected via ethernet.  Have a read through the summary, and if you have any questions, let me know.

 

http://communityforums.rogers.com/t5/forums/forumtopicpage/board-id/Getting_connected/message-id/190...

 

The summary is message # 134 on that page.

 

If you still have trouble getting into the interface at this point, call tech support and have the support rep set the password to something that you want.  Then, while you are still on the phone with him or her, try logging into the interface to ensure that you can get into it.

 

D'uh, ok, just reread your first post.  Call tech support and have them set the parameters for both 2.4 and 5 Ghz networks as follows:

 

WPS:  Off

Security Mode;  WPA2

Encrypt mode:  AES

Network name:  Your choice

Network passphrase:  Your choice

 

Note:  use separate names and passphrases for each network.  This has come up recently as some devices do not select the network that you want to use if both network names are the same.  So, to keep it straight forward, individual names help to do that.  When you get your mac back, you can go in and reset the network names and passphrases to whatever you want.  Once tech support has set the parameters to what you need, ask him or her to reboot the device, or you could just unplug it, and plug it back in again when the tech is finally finished setting the parameters.  After the reboot, you should have wifi access with your devices.



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Re: Setting up HiltronCGN3 without a pc? Possible?

connect wifi using the network name and password printed on the back of the CGN3  (something like D634CRogers)

 

then go to 192.168.0.1  and use cusadmin for the login... the password is 'password'

 

you can change all your wifi settings once your in, including network names, password and encryption

 

for the 2.4GHz band, you can set the mode to wireless N only and this will default your encryption properly