ZyXEL – Router Setup (Public IP Range)
KB ID 0000331
You have a ZyXEL router (In my case a P-600R-D1) and you want to put a device behind it with a public IP.
Note: I’m assuming you have agreed with your ISP that you will receive a range of public IP addresses. With some ASDL packages the first IP in the range usually gets allocated to the router, confirm this with your ISP.
BT Business Broadband Note: If you are a BT Business customer, your setup will be slightly different, I’ll point that out as we go along.
1. Connect up to the router, and you should get an IP address from it, open your web browser and proceed to http://192.168.1.1 the default password is “1234”
2. You will be prompted to change the default password, do so, then select the option to go to ‘Advanced Setup’.
BT Business Broadband Note: Even if you have been allocated a range of public IP addresses, you LEAVE the routers outside IP address option set to, ‘Obtain an IP address automatically’
4. Disable NAT ONLY IF YOU ARE SETTING THE LAN AND WAN TO THE SAME IP: Select NAT > General > Un-tick “Active Network Address Translation (NAT)” > Apply.
4. Disable DHCP: Select LAN > DHCP Setup > Change DHCP to “None” > Apply.
BT Business Broadband Note: This is typically the highest IP address in the range, BT have given you.
6. You can now connect your internal device/firewall (Note: You may need to reboot the device AND the router as the MAC address may have changed if you have been testing from your laptop/PC.) Or simply allocate another public IP address to device, then make its default route, (or default gateway) the IP address you set on the LAN port of the ZyXEL, (in our example above 188.8.131.52).
Factory Reset ZyXEL Router
If things break and you want to reset the router,
1. Power off the router.
2. Depress the reset button on the rear of the router.
3. Power on the device until the ethernet light, flashes amber.
4. Now DHCP will be turned on and the router will use 192.168.1.1 internally and the default password will be reset to 1234.
Related Articles, References, Credits, or External Links
ZyXEL Firmware downloads (Look under DSL Technology)
Original Article Written 28/09/10