Follow our step-by-step guides to help you get up and running with EE.
Connecting your TG589 router to your network
Choose your set up
To connect your TG589 router to the internet you can choose one of the following two options:
- directly connect your TG589 router to your operator’s DSL network. In this set up your TG589 router is used as a DSL gateway
- place your TG589 router behind another internet access device (for example, an optical network terminal or a cable gateway). In this set up your TG589 router is used as local router
Connecting the cables
- Take the DSL cable. This is the grey cable that is included in your package. Only use the DSL cable provided in your package. Other DSL cables may not work with your DSL subscription.
- Plug one end of the cable in the grey DSL port on the back of your TG589 router.
- If your delivery doesn’t include a DSL splitter, plug the other end of the DSL cable into your telephone wall socket.
If it does include a DSL splitter, plug the other end of the DSL cable into the DSL/Modem port of the DSL splitter. Plug the (LINE) cable of the DSL splitter into your telephone wall socket.
A splitter/filter is a box that typically has the following connectors:
- a Line input
- a Phone/PSTN output
- a DSL/Modem output (optional)
- Take an Ethernet cable. If your package contains an Ethernet cable with red connectors, you must use that cable.
If you use another Ethernet cable than the one included in you package, make sure that the Ethernet cable is a fully wired CAT5E or CAT6 Ethernet cable.
- Plug one end of the cable in the red WAN port on the back of your TG589 router.
- Plug the other end of the cable into the Ethernet port of your internet access device (for example, an optical network terminal for Fibre).
The WAN port can only be used to connect your TG589 router to an internet access device. You cannot use it to connect other devices (for example, a computer) to the TG589 router.