1. Turn off your modem.
Unplug your cable modem. This will prepare the modem to connect a new device
2. Connect your modem, router and computer together.
Once your modem is unplugged, connect the modem to the router's Internet (or WAN) port and connect your computer to any Ethernet port on the router. If the Ethernet ports on your router are numbered, use port #1. If they are not numbered, please refer to your router's instruction manual.
3. Configure your router for a broadband connection.
A. If your router requires a set up prior to use, follow the instructions in the router's manual or installation CD.
B. Choose "Automatic Configuration" or "DHCP" for the connection type. Your router will be configured to receive connection information automatically from Atlantic Broadband.
4. Power cycling your modem and router.
A, Unplug the router's power cable.
B. Unplug the modem's power cable and wait for 30 seconds. If you have Atlantic Broadband Phone service, you must reset the phone modem. Use a paper clip to reboot the EMTA recessed button on the back of the modem.
C, Plug in the modem's power cable and wait for its lights to stop flashing.
D. Plug in the router's power cable and wait 20 seconds. If you need assistance setting up a secured network, please refer to the router owner's manual or contact your router manufacturer.
Technical Support Hotlines:
Apple Airport 1-800-275-2273
Protecting Your Home Networks
A broadband connection is ideal for sharing across multiple computers in your home. If you're running a wireless network, we strongly recommend that you enable the access control settings that come with your wireless access point. Otherwise, anyone in the vicinity can easily detect and gain access to your home network and you may be held liable for their online actions or at risk for security breaches