Change the Physical WAN Connection Preference
The modem router can autodetect the type of WAN connection. However, you can also set the WAN
connection preference manually to either the DSL port or the Ethernet WAN port.
The modem router does not support load balancing over DSL and Ethernet WAN
interfaces. Only one WAN interface (either the DLS port or the Ethernet WAN port)
can be active at any time.
To change the WAN connection preference:
1. Launch a web browser from a computer or mobile device that is connected to the network.
2. Enter http://www.routerlogin.net.
A login window opens.
3. Enter the modem router user name and password.
The user name is admin. The default password is password. The user name and password are
The BASIC Home page displays.
4. Select ADVANCED > Setup > WAN Setup.
The WAN Setup page displays.
5. From the WAN Preference menu, select a connection option:
Auto-Detect. The modem router automatically detects whether the WAN connection is DSL over
the DLS port or Ethernet over the Internet port. Auto-Detect is the default setting.
Must use DSL WAN. The modem router uses the DSL port for a DSL WAN connection. The Internet
port is shut down.
Must use Ethernet WAN.The modem router uses the Internet port for an Ethernet WAN connection.
The DSL port is shut down.
6. Click the Apply button.
Your settings are saved.
Enable and Configure a VLAN
A network of computers and devices can behave as if they were connected to the same network even though
they might actually be physically on different segments of a LAN. Virtual LANs (VLANs) are configured
through software rather than hardware, which makes them very flexible.
If you enable a VLAN and if the network devices (hubs and switches) on your LAN support the VLAN (802.1Q)
standard, the VLAN ID is associated with all traffic coming from the modem router.
If you are subscribed to IPTV service, the modem router might require VLAN tags to distinguish between
the Internet traffic and the IPTV traffic.
For information about enabling and configuring the virtual IPTV interface, see one of the following sections:
Manage the WAN and LAN Network Settings
Nighthawk AC1900 WiFi VDSL/ADSL Modem Router Model D7000v2
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