You can set up a Keenetic by yourself using the built-in device's web interface, or using the convenient 'Initial Setup Wizard', which allows you to set up an online Internet connection, without having to go through the detailed instructions and technical details beforehand. Once the configuration is complete, it will verify that the connection is working properly.
Connect the Internet cable from your ISP to your Keenetic's port '0'.
If you use a 3G/4G USB modem from your service provider to access the Internet, connect it to the Keenetic's USB port.
NOTE: Important! This article describes the actions needed to connect a router on factory default settings to the Internet for the first time. If you are not sure if your Keenetic has not been turned on before, use the Reset button to reset the Keenetic to the factory default settings.
On a computer connected to the Keenetic, start the web browser. You should see the welcome page of the Keenetic's web interface.
If you see another page on your screen, enter the router address in your web browser: my.keenetic.net
Click the 'Start Setup Wizard' button on the web interface's welcome page. The router's Initial Setup Wizard will start up. On the next step, you need to specify your Internet connection method.
By default, Keenetic works in the Main mode (like a regular router). Additional modes (Adapter, Repeater, and Access Point) are used to extend the existing Wi-Fi network of another Keenetic or to connect network devices without built-in Wi-Fi to it. To change the mode, go to the additional mode selection screen. For information about these modes, refer to 'System operating modes' article.
The additional mode selection screen looks like this:
In our example, the Keenetic router is connected to the Internet via an Ethernet cable from the provider and operates in the Main mode.
Next step is to choose the services you want to set up (Internet or Internet + IPTV).
If you select Internet + IPTV, configure the VLAN if necessary (if your ISP has given you VLAN numbers for Internet or IPTV).
Next step is to select the MAC address that the router will use. If the ISP does not lock MAC addresses, leave the value 'By default'. If your ISP locks MAC addresses, click 'Change the MAC address' and specify the MAC address that was previously registered with your ISP.
The next step is to configure the IP parameters. If your ISP did not give you a fixed IP address, select 'Automatic' in the 'IP configuration' field for obtaining an IP address (this setting is most commonly used).
If your ISP has provided you with a fixed (static) IP address, select 'Manual' in the 'IP Setup' field. In the fields 'IP Address', 'Subnet Mask', 'Default Gateway', 'DNS Server', enter the IP address, subnet mask, gateway IP address, and DNS server, respectively, as provided by the ISP.
Next, select the Internet connection type. ISP usually specifies the type of Internet connection in the contract. This can be 'PPPoE vonnection', 'VPN vonnection (PPTP)', 'VPN vonnection (L2TP)' or '802.1x authorization'. If the type of connection is not specified in the contract, select 'Without password'.
If you choose 'PPPoE connection' type, specify the ''Username'' (login) and ''Password for Internet access'' (provided by the provider and usually specified in the contract).
If you select 'VPN connection (PPTP)', you will need to specify the IP address or name of the VPN server.
If you select 'VPN connection (L2TP)', you will need to specify the IP address or name of the VPN server too.
When selecting the '802.1x authorization' connection type, specify the authorization method used in the provider's network: 'EAP-MD5', 'EAP-TTLS/CHAP', 'EAP-TTLS/MSCHAP', 'EAP-TTLS/MSCAP-v2' or 'EAP-PEAP/MSCAP-v2'.
If the correct parameters are set, your Keenetic will connect to the Internet and check that the operating system version is up to date. If the router detects an update, it will download and install the update automatically.
Installation of updates takes several minutes, after which Keenetic will reboot.
NOTE: Important! Do not turn off the router during the update process!
Next step, you will see a screen with the Wi-Fi network credentials. Use them when setting up your wireless home devices (smartphones, tablets, laptops, etc.).
So, the initial configuration of your Keenetic is now complete. Click the 'Complete configuration' button.
Next, you will see the Keenetic's control panel (web interface) which allows you to configure additional functions.
Once you have configured your Internet connection via the Initial Setup Wizard, this wizard will no longer appear when you connect to the web interface.
But if you decide to reconfigure your Keenetic and run the Initial Setup Wizard again, you can do so in one of the following ways.
1. Connect to the router's web interface using a web browser, and then enter the address in your web browser's address bar:
After that the Initial Setup Wizard will start. Follow the wizard instructions above in this article.
2. You can start the Initial Setup Wizard by performing a factory reset of all user settings using the Reset button on the router.