Installing and configuring an Actiontec R1408 wired home network
Creating an Actiontec wired home network with a FiOS connection requires five major steps:
Step 1: Verifying your Actiontec router installation
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.
Step 2: Preparations for creating an Actiontec wired home network
Before you begin setting up your home network, be sure that you have completed each item on the checklist below.
Review the Wired Home Networking system requirements.
Verify that you have a Network Interface Card (NIC) for each computer you are adding to your home network.
Confirm that you have the required hardware and accessories:
Step 3: Configuring Windows for your Actiontec wired home network
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:
Step 4: Connecting other computers to your Actiontec wired home network
Connecting additional computers to your Actiontec wired home network requires four steps:
Step 5: Testing the Internet connections
The final step is to test your Internet connection. This ensures that all the connections are secure, and the hardware configurations are working properly.