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Installing and configuring an Actiontec R1408 wired home network  
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Steps to Create an Actiontec Wired Home Network with a FiOS Connection


Creating an Actiontec wired home network with a FiOS connection requires five major steps:

  1. Verify installation


  2. Preparations


  3. Configure Windows for networking


  4. Add other computers to the network


  5. Testing your Internet connection



Step 1: Verifying your Actiontec router installation
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Steps to Create an Actiontec Wired Home Network with a FiOS Connection


Before you begin creating a home network, confirm that your Actiontec router is functioning properly. The easiest way to do this is to verify you can connect to the Internet.

  1. Open Internet Explorer or any other browser on your computer.


  2. Enter http://www.verizon.com into the Address field. The Verizon home page should display.
    • If the Verizon home page does not display, refer to the Actiontec RI408 or MI424WR router troubleshooting tips. After you have solved the problem, repeat this test.
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Step 2: Preparations for creating an Actiontec wired home network
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Steps to Create an Actiontec Wired Home Network with a FiOS Connection


Before you begin setting up your home network, be sure that you have completed each item on the checklist below.

Figure depicting a check box Review the Wired Home Networking system requirements.

Figure depicting a check box Verify that you have a Network Interface Card (NIC) for each computer you are adding to your home network.

Figure depicting a check box Confirm that you have the required hardware and accessories:




Step 3: Configuring Windows for your Actiontec wired home network
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Steps to Create an Actiontec Wired Home Network with a FiOS Connection


Before you can connect a computer to your home network, you must configure Windows to automatically obtain an IP address for the Actiontec router.

The instructions and illustrations below use Windows XP. Although you can set up a network in Windows 98 SE, Me and 2000, you will find it significantly easier if the computer connected to the router or gateway is running Windows XP. Windows XP was designed with features and installation wizards specifically for networking.

To configure your NIC connection in Windows XP:

  1. Click Start in the left Taskbar.


  2. Right click My Network Places and select Properties.[Show Me]


  3. Right click the network connection for your Network Interface Card (NIC) and select Properties. [Show Me]
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  1. Select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and click Properties. [Show Me]


  2. Select Obtain an IP address automatically if it isn't already checked.
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  3. Click OK.


  4. Click OK again.



Step 4: Connecting other computers to your Actiontec wired home network
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Steps to Create an Actiontec Wired Home Network with a FiOS Connection


Connecting additional computers to your Actiontec wired home network requires four steps:

  1. Verify that a Network Interface Card (NIC) is installed


  2. Connect the computer to the Actiontec router


  3. Check the NIC connection properties


  4. Identify the new computer on your network



Step 5: Testing the Internet connections
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Steps to Create an Actiontec Wired Home Network with a FiOS Connection


The final step is to test your Internet connection. This ensures that all the connections are secure, and the hardware configurations are working properly.

  1. Open an Internet browser like Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Netscape.


  2. Enter http://www.verizon.com in the Address field. The Verizon home page should display.
    • If the Verizon home page does not display, refer to the Actiontec RI408 or MI424WR router troubleshooting tips. After you have solved the problem, repeat this test.

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What's Next?

You have successfully installed your wired home network. When you're ready, the next step to get the maximum benefits from your home network is to configure Windows to share folders and printers.



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