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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 2015-01-18, 02:45 PM Thread Starter
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Manual setup of Smart RG SR505N Modem/router

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I'm new here and have limited computer knowledge (I know enough to be dangerous). Here's my problem....
I purchased a Smart RG SR505N modem/Router to accommodate faster internet speed package that my kids have been after me to get. I have built and configured new computers, setup routers and repaired computing problems in the past, but the manual that I got from the internet on how to setup the Smart RG SR505N modem/router is beyond my scope of networking abilities.
I tried searching the net for any helpful information, but little is out there. I found that TekSavvy has their version of the setup interface simplified for their users.
I have managed to connect to the internet and get the wireless working, (I'm using it now). This only seems to last a short time before speeds fall off and the unit has to be rebooted to get any appreciable speed back. I am left to conclude that my setup of this unit is incorrect somewhere. I suspect the routing gateways are not input properly or at all.
Does anyone have experience setting this unit up ? Any help would be appreciated.

I forgot to mention that my current ISP doesn't support this unit as it is one brand that they don't sell. I may switch to TekSavvy as they sell this modem/router.
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 2015-01-18, 10:15 PM
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As I understand it, you have a fast internet speed package with a cable or DSL provider, and you want a simple, easy-to-set-up wireless router. If so, you are going about this the wrong way.

First, figure out who your ISP is, what speed package you have, and what type of modem your ISP provided you with. Your ISP will have provided you with a modem compatible with your speed tier. Use that modem.

Some modems have built-in wireless routers. If yours doesn't, go to Future Shop and buy a wireless router (not a modem/router). Consumer routers are cheap, easy to configure, and have more features and better value-for-money than buying a modem/router. Depending on the complexity of your network, you may even be able to perform a "one-button setup" from your new wireless router.
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