Pacific Internet - Ukiah, California

ZyXEL VSG1432-B101

ZyXEL VSG1432-B101

This guide will instruct you how to configure the VSG1432-B101 modem/router to work with Pacific Internet DSL.

Step 1 – Login

Connect your computer to the VSG1432-B101 modem/router. Open a web browser and use the address bar to navigate to the address 192.168.1.1. You should receive a login prompt, similar to the image below. Use the following default login information and then click Login.

  • Default username: admin
  • Default password: 1234
ZyXEL VSG1432-B101 Login

After logging in, the next page may tell you about the last login. To avoid seeing this message in the future, uncheck Show this page next time. Click Continue to proceed.

ZyXEL VSG1432-B101 Last Login

Step 2 – Wireless Changes

ZyXEL VSG1432-B101 Navigate To Wireless

Next, we'll navigate to the Wireless section and change the Security Mode to WPA2. Older wireless security standards are not recommended, being notoriously insecure, but it is a fact of life that older devices may not support newer standards, so if you find that you need it, it is possible to enable WPA-PSK compatibility (shown below), among others.

  • Click Network Settings along the bottom
  • Click Wireless from the menu that appears

On the Wireless settings page, navigate to the grey box. In the grey box, make the following changes:

  1. Change the Security Mode to WPA2-PSK
  2. Click on More in the lower right
  3. If necessary, you can set WPA-PSK Compatible to Enable here
  4. Click Apply in the lower right to save the settings
ZyXEL VSG1432-B101 Wireless Settings

Step 3 – UPnP

ZyXEL VSG1432-B101 Navigate To Home Networking

We'll be disabling UPnP, due to security issues.

  • Click Network Settings along the bottom
  • Click Home Networking from the menu that appears

In the upper left, there will be tabs for settings related to Home Networking. Click on the UPnP tab and select Disable. Click Apply to save changes.

ZyXEL VSG1432-B101 Disable UPNP

Step 4 – Firewall

ZyXEL VSG1432-B101 Navigate To Firewall

Due to a known bug in the firmware of this equipment, the firewall must be set to Low. This is unfortunate, but without this setting, the Internet connection is practically unusable. The primary symptom of this issue is an inability to stream, complete long-running downloads, or sustain other persistent connections.

The other security measures in Access Control are intended to avoid some common attacks.

  • Click Security Settings along the bottom
  • Click Firewall from the menu that appears

Step 4a – General

On the General tab, move the blue dot under the Low heading and click Apply.

ZyXEL VSG1432-B101 Low Firewall

Step 4b – Access Control

Once the page refreshes, click on the Access Control tab in the upper left.

  • Select Enable for DoS Protection
  • Select Enable for Deny Ping Response
  • Click Apply
ZyXEL VSG1432-B101 DoS Protection

Configuration Complete!

Now that the Zyexl VSG1432-B101 modem/router is configured, you can log out by clicking Logout at the top-right of the page.