Actiontec T3200

  1. Lights description
  2. Inputs description
  3. Interface login
  4. Wireless
  5. Wireless SSID
  6. Wireless password
  7. Disable wireless
  8. Port forwarding
  9. Hard reset

Actiontec T3200

Picture of Actiontec T3200 Router

  • Wireless AC (802.11ac)
  • Backward compatible for Wireless B/G/N 
  • 2.4 GHz & 5 GHz
  • 4 Ethernet Ports (no Gig-E port)
  • Remote HTTP access
  • Supports speeds up to 1G

Understanding your Actiontec T3200's lights.

Picture of the Lights on the Actiontex T3200 lights
Your DSL modem has several lights which can be used to see current statuses, and diagnose installation and connection problems.

Internet
-Solid Green: The device is powered on, connected to the DSL line and has an IP. Should be able to connection to internet.
-Flashing Green: Attempting to establish DSL connection.
-Solid Amber or Solid Red = Either NO TRAIN or Authentication Failure.
Specifically:
-Solid Amber or Solid Red with NO or Flashing DSL light/s = NO TRAIN
-Solid Amber or Solid Red with SOLID GREEN DSL light/s = Authentication Issue
-Solid Amber or Solid Red with NO WIFI light = The modem may be in BRIDGE MODE

Wi-Fi
-Green: One or more wireless devices connected.
-Off: No Wireless device connected.

LAN 1-4
-Green:   Ethernet port in use.
-Blinking green: Traffic passing.
-Off: Ethernet port not in use.

DSL 1
    Flasing Green = Attempting to Train on 1st pair
    Solid Green = 1st Pair Trained
    Off = No pair detected

DSL 1
    Flasing Green = Attempting to Train on 2nd pair
    Solid Green = 1st Pair Trained
    Off = No pair detected

Inputs

Picture of the inputs on the Actiontec T3200 modem
Green: Phone line
Grey: WAN port – used for non-DSL connections like fiber optic.
Yellow: Ethernet ports
Power: Power cord, only use provided power cord with this modem. If replacing a modem, never use the prior modem's cord.
USB: Not in use.

Modem Interface
Find all modem configurations here including wireless settings and port forwarding.

How to get into the Interface:

Open your browser to: http://192.168.254.254
Username: admin
Password: The password is located on a sticker on the side of the modem. This password is different on every single T3200 modem.


Wireless Settings

Change your wireless network’s name. (SSID)
1. From the Modem Interface, select the Wireless Setup icon at the top center of the screen.
2. Select which wireless band you want to work with. (2.4 or 5.0).
3. Clear out the SSID name field. This is where you or the customer would update the name of their wireless network.
4. Once the new SSID has been updated, select Apply down at the bottom and you should see the updated SSID.

Change the wireless password or security type.
1. From the Modem Interface, select the Wireless Setup icon at the top center of the screen.
2. Select which wireless band you want to work with. (2.4 or 5.0).
3. The drop downs let you choose a few options for the security and encryption types. Recommended is security type WPA2 and Encryption Type AES.
4. Next to Security Key select Use Custom Key/Passphrase.
5. Finally enter the new wireless password in the field right below Use Custom Key/Passphrase. Select Apply to save settings.

Disable wireless.
1. From the Modem Interface, select the Wireless Setup icon at the top center of the screen.
2. Select which wireless band you want to work with. (2.4 or 5.0).
3. Click the dot by disable.
4. Click Apply at the bottom.


Port Forwarding
In computer networking, port forwarding redirects a communication request from one address and port number combination to another.

Forwarding ports on the Actiontec T3200
1. From the Modem Interface, click Firewall on the top.
2. Click Port Forwarding on the left.
3. On the Port Forwarding screen, next to Select LAN Device choose the device you wish to open ports for.
4. Enter the port or port ranges needed for the device, then select Apply.
5. For multiple instances of ports open for a single device (Ex: Ports, 80,53,443 etc.). repeat the process. You will see your configurations under the Applied Port Forwarding Rules section.


Factory Reset
A factory reset will take the modem back to factory settings. That clears all settings like personalized wireless names, passwords, and port forwarding, etc. Depending on the state of the modem, sometimes a hard reset will restore services.
1. To reset, first find the reset pinhole in the back of the modem by the power cord. There is a small red circle surrounding the reset pinhole.
2. Take a small pointy object (a toothpick or a safety pin is best) and press it into the hole and hold for 15 seconds and then release.
3. Once the lights have stabilized check services again.


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