Netgear DG834

This guide shows you how to set up a Netgear DG834 or Netgear DG834G for your OntheNet ADSL or Naked DSL service.

When to use this guide

All equipment that is supplied by OntheNet is pre-configured therefore in most cases you will only need to follow the first part of this guide to the connect the modem to your computer.

The other sections of this guide may be useful when:

  • You have performed a factory reset and need to completely reconfigure the device.
  • You have purchased the device from someone else and need to configure it for your OntheNet service.

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1. Connect the modem to mains power with the supplied 12v power adaptor and turn the modem on. The Power LED at the front of the modem should light up.

2. Using the yellow Ethernet cable, connect one end into an Ethernet port of the modem (there are four from which to choose) and the other to the Ethernet/LAN port of your computer. The corresponding Ethernet 1,2,3 or 4 LED at the front of the modem should light up.

3. Using the grey phone cable included with the modem, connect one end into the DSL port of the modem and the other to the ADSL port of the line filter/splitter.

4. Using your existing phone cable, connect one end into the phone port of the line filter/splitter and the other to your phone.

5. Connect the line filter/splitter to the telephone wall socket. The ADSL LED at the front of the modem should light up solid green.

Please note: All equipment that is supplied by OntheNet is pre-configured which means you only need to follow the process above to connect the modem to your computer. If you have reset the modem or purchased it elsewhere please follow these steps to configure the modem with your OntheNet user details.

1. Once you have connected the modem to your computer (as above) open a web browser and enter http://192.168.0.1 in the address bar.

2. Log in using the following details:

  • Username: admin
  • Password: password

3. Click Basic Settings in the menu on the left-hand side.
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4. Configure the settings as follows:

  • Does your Internet Connection require a login: Yes
  • Encapsulation: PPPoA (PPP over ATM)
  • Login: enter your username from your OntheNet Service Details (eg: jblogs@dsl.onthenet.net)
  • Password: enter your password from your OntheNet Service Details
  • Idle Timeout: 0
  • Internet IP Address: Get dynamically from ISP
  • Domain Name Server (DNS) Address: Get automatically from ISP
  • NAT (Network Address Translation): Enable

5. Click Apply to save the settings.
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1. If you are not already logged into the modem open a web browser, enter http://192.168.0.1 in the address bar and log in with the following details:

    • Username: admin
    • Password: password

2. Click Wireless Settings in the menu on the left-hand side.
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3. Configure the Wireless Settings as follows:

  • Wireless Network
    • Name (SSID): enter a wireless network name of your choice or leave it as the default name.
    • Region: Australia
    • Channel: auto
    • Mode: b and g
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  • Wireless Access Point
    • Tick Enable Wireless Access Point 
    • Tick Allow Broadcast of NAME (SSID)
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  • Security Options
    • Select WPA-PSK (Wi-Fi Protected Access Pre-Shared Key)
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  • Security Options (WPA-PSK)
    • Passphrase: enter a password of your choice. It must be between 8-63 alphanumeric characters. Do NOT use ‘password1234’
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4. Click Apply to save these settings.
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Follow these instructions only if you need to configure your modem in Bridge Mode.

Works with Firmware Version V3.01.37 and up.

  1. Click Basic Settings
  2. Does your Internet Connection require a login?: select NO
  3. Click Apply
  4. Click LAN IP Setup
  5. Uncheck Use Router as DHCP Server and click Apply
  6. Click ADSL Settings
  7. Set VPI to 8 and VCI to 35
  8. Click Apply
  9. Edit the URL in your browser to go to the “mode.htm” page – it should look like this: http://192.168.0.1/setup.cgi?next_file=mode.htm
  10. Set the modem to run in Modem Only mode.
  11. Click Apply

From this point you can now configure your modem or other device to perform all PPP/Authentication requests.