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this article I will show you how to configure the SiteCom
4S DSL router for use with MXStream.
Most likely the configuration will be similar for the Sitecom
8s DSL router. It will take about 5 minutes ....
Note: The Sitecom
xDSL/Cable Router 4S is a 4 port switch/router (10/100Mbps)
also known as the Sitecom DC-202. The 8S model
is basically the same, with 8 LAN ports.
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Screenshots by Frank Janssens
- The router
- Connecting the router
- Configuring the router
the PC's - Windows 2000/XP
the PC's - Windows 95, 98 or ME
We found the SiteCom 4S to be a pretty straight forward
router capable for use with MXStream. It's a great value for money router
and very easy to configure.
On the back you will find all the connections you will
|Reset button* for restting the router.
|WAN - Connects to the
ADSL modem or Cable modem
|LAN1 - Connects to one
of your PC's
|LAN2 - Connects to one
of your PC's
|LAN3 - Connects to one
of your PC's
|LAN4 - Connects to one
of your PC's
|Normal or Uplink
connection - set this to Normal
|Connector for the powersupply
*Note: to reset the router
take these steps (in case of emrgency or trouble):
- Power off the device.
- Hold the reset button down while you Power on.
- Continue holding the reset button until the status (red) LED blinks
- Release the reset button.
Fairly simple, but anyway .... :
- Plug the powersupply in the power-outlet
- Connect the powersupply to the router (Power
light will light up)
- Connect the PC(s) to the routerport(s) (LAN1
Use standard UTP (preferable CAT5) cable for this. The leds on the frontside
will be lit on active connection between router and PC-network-card.
Most network-card (NIC's) have a similar led which should get lit too.
This indicates a good hardware connection.
- Connect the MXStream (Alcatel) Ethernet-modem to
Plug the supplied cable (a standard UTP network-cable) in to the WAN
port connector of the router, and the other end of the Ethernet-cable
into the "10Base T/MDI-X" connector of the
Alcatel Ethernet modem (for details see PSTN
Note: keep in ind to use a NORMAL
UTP cable if the switch on the back (7) is
set to NORMAL.
Use a CROSSED UTP cable if the switch is set to UPLINK.
Start a webbrowser, for example Internet Explorer, on
your PC and open address 192.168.0.1, this window will now appear
in your browser:
First we have to do a LAN setup, click the word/link
LAN in the upper left corner. The LAN
window appears. Copy these settings, this will set the router's IP-address
to 10.0.1.139 and activate the DHCP functionality (all
connected PC's will get an IP-address in the range 10.0.1.2
Click "Save" when done. You
will now return to the previous screen. There we will initiate the setup
wizard by clicking the yellow "Setup" button
in the upper left corner.
Select "DSL/ADSL" and click
Select "PPTP" (required for
MXStream) and click "Next".
Enter the IP-address of your MODEM
at "PPTP Server IP Address" - here 10.0.0.138,
which is the default MXStream uses for it's Alcatel Ethernet ADSL modem.
Enter your loginname and password
which you received from your provider and check "Connect
Finally click "Next" again.
It sounds a bit weird but it works: check "IP
Address is assigned automatically" and click "Next".
Check "Test Internet Connection"
and click "Finish". The router will now reboot!
This means that your PC will also get a new IP-address and might require
you to restart your PC!
Once the reboot of the router (and PC if
your PC didn't get a new IP-address - try to open webpage 10.0.1.139)
has been completed, you can check the status.
Open webpage 10.0.1.139
in a webbrowser like Internet Explorer or Netscape.
It will show you if the connection is up
You're now done configuring your router, but still have
to configure the PC's (Window
2000/XP, Windows 95, 98, and
After doing so, start, for example, Internet Explorer,
and open a nice website, for example http://www.weethet.nl/english/welcome.php.
You will notice the flashing of the LED's of the router, particular WAN
and one LAN will Flash.
If WAN does not light up, the connection
between router and modem is failing - check the capable! The led has NOTHING
to do with the actual Internet connection!