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Configuring Your GigaCenter 844G / 844E

Last updated by Chris Bulbulian

 

Logging into the web-based console

You'll need to log into the web-based console for your residential gateway in order to change make configuration changes. To log in:

  1. Connect to your residential gateway, either with an Ethernet cable or by Wi-Fi (you do not need to have Internet access to do this).
  2. In a browser window go to http://192.168.1.1
  3. Your username and password will be on a sticker on the unit and is unique to your residential gateway; enter them.
  4. Click Login.

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Changing Your SSID (Network Name) or Password

To change the SSID or network name of your wireless network:

  1. Click Wireless
  2. Under 2.4G Network, click SSID Setup 
  3. Enter your desired network name (or "SSID") next to Rename SSID.
  4. Click Apply
  5. Click Security
  6. Select Use Custom Security Key and next to that, enter the password you wish to use
  7. Click Apply
  8. Repeat steps 2 through 7 to do the same for the 5G network
 
Your Wi-Fi connected devices will lose connection until you have connected to the new network name that you've set up.

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Setting Parental Controls

You can schedule access to the Internet for specific devices or block access to specific sites or services.

To access these options, click Advanced.

 

 

Scheduling Access

To schedule access to the Internet:

  1. In the Advanced menu, click Scheduling Access.
  2. Select Device or MAC Address to choose what will be displayed in the drop down.
  3. Choose your desired device or MAC address from the drop down menu.
  4. Set the days of the week and time ranges within which to allow Internet access.
  5. Click Add.
 

 Scheduled devices will appear in the Device acess List with details.

To remove a schedule for a device, click Remove.

  

Service Blocking

To block specific services:

  1. In the Advanced menu, click Service Blocking.
  1. Click New.
  1. Choose a service from the drop down list.
  2. Select Device or IP Address to choose what will be displayed in the drop down.
  3. Choose your desired device or IP address from the Associate Service With drop down menu.
  4. Click Apply.

 

 

To add a new service to the blocking list:

  1. Click New
  1. Fill in all the fields.
  2. Click Apply.

This service will now be an option in the Service drop down list.

 

Website Blocking

To block specific websites:

  1. In the Advanced menu, click Website Blocking.
  1. Click New.
  1. Enter the url of the website you want to block.
  2. Select Device or IP Address to choose what will be displayed in the drop down.
  3. Choose your desired device or IP address from the Associate Website With drop down menu.
  4. Click Apply.
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