Back in June 2020, my girlfriend entered into a contract with Globe for the provision of a landline with an Internet connection. We were provided with a Globe At Home modem, model number GAN4PT, manufactured by Shenzhen Gongjin Electronics Co., Ltd.
It did not take long for us to realize that the landline option was useless, at least in our location. The connection was just too slow. Thus we switched to the prepaid Globe At Home broadband, which has better connectivity in our area. The GAN4PT modem was placed in a corner, unused.
I figured it should be possible to insert a network cable from the LAN port of the prepaid modem to the LAN1 port of the old modem, and have the old modem act as an access point.
My first step was to reset the old modem to factory settings. The reset button is on the right side of the modem.
The default IP address of the old modem is http://192.168.254.254. Username is “admin” and password is “3UJUh2VemEfUtesEchEC2d2e” (both without the quotation marks).
There are only three (3) things needed to modify, and they are all in the Interface Setup > LAN (http://192.168.254.254/basic/home_lan.htm) screen of the modem:
- Main IP address (under Router Local IP) – change to something else other than 192.168.254.254 because the other Globe modem would also be using that IP address and we do not want a conflict. I choose 192.168.254.200.
- Main Subnet Mask (under Router Local IP) – copy the subnet mask from the main modem. (Mine was 255.255.255.0)
- DHCP – change to disabled
After this, you can connect the network cable from the LAN port of the main modem to the LAN1 port of the old modem, and you should be able to connect to the Internet through the old modem.
This method could be used to extend the reach of your wifi connection, by utilizing old modems as access points.