- Surf to http://192.168.0.1/ in your web browser of choice. If your system has assigned itself a 169.mumble address, you will first need to manually assign your computer an IP address like 192.168.0.5, a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0, and a default gateway of 192.168.0.1 to do so.
- At some point you should be challenged for a Modem Access Code. This should be located on a sticker on the bottom of the modem itself. Type it in, and click Continue.
- You will be presented with a swizzy web interface. It will be asking you for your ISP login name and password. Ignore this, and click the blue “Advanced” button on the left.
- Several options will appear as grey buttons. Click the one labeled “PPP Location” to continue.
- There should be a radio button labeled “Bridged Mode (PPPoE is not used).” This is what you want, so click it.
- Nothing has taken effect yet, so scroll to the bottom of the page and click “Save Changes.”
- The change to the settings has been saved, but not implemented. You will be prompted to restart. Click the “Restart” button that is presented to you (this is in the web browser, not the the modem itself).
- You will be presented with a little countdown page. This page is BS, and will not actually go away when your modem is ready to go again. When your DSL light goes solid green, you should be able to surf. Forcing your computer to renew its DHCP lease may be a good idea if you can’t get back online right after the light goes solid. Of course, if you previously had to manually set your IP address, you’ll want to switch it back to DHCP.
The above instructions apply to the Speedstream 4100 and 5100b only. 5100a modems have no PPPoE capability that I’m aware of, and should work on any ADSL circuit using pins 2 and 3.
The 5100a has four lights, and should not require any special configuration:
The 5100b and 4100 have five lights, and may need PPPoE disabled (5100b shown):