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You don't need an English language manual unless you are going to poke around in the dark corners of the Control Panel, and even then it's not too difficult, especially as you can (usually) change the CP language to English.

DON'T use the setup disk it's far simpler to set up the livebox manually.

How to set up a livebox manually:

Before you start you need:

1/ The the password and username for the connection, this will be on the paperwork/contract that Orange sent you, or maybe even from the shop. The username will start with fti/

2/ A filter on any phone socket in the house that has a phone or fax plugged into it.

3/ To plug a lead (supplied) from the 'Line' socket under, or on the side of, your livebox to the adsl socket on a filter, then plug this filter into a phone point.

4/ To plug an ethernet lead (supplied with the livebox) from the LAN socket on your computer to the RED LAN socket under (or on the side of) the livebox.

5/ To have the livebox powered up and the computer turned on with a browser open.

(Before proceeding, check that broadband is acive on your line. This will be indicated by a slow flashing @ light (about once a second) on your Livebox - fast flashing may indicate that adsl isn't active on your line)

Now type into the URL field of the browser http://192.168.1.1 and hit enter/go. If all is well you should now see the Control Panel (CP) of the livebox. At this point you will need to input the Username and Password of the livebox CP Both are: admin by default. (NOTE - This is NOT the username & password you got from Orange) Click 'Valider', this will take you to the part of the CP where you can change stuff - exciting intit Smile

Now you should see the page where you can input your Orange username and password for the connection. If you are not on this page then on the left click 'access internet' (under: Livebox) and this will take you to the page you want. After inputting your username and password click: 'configurer'. If you have done all correctly and the line is adsl enabled the livebox will connect to the internet and you will be able to surf the web. if the @ light is lit constantly you are connected.

Wi-Fi - To connect a wi-fi device first you must press the ((i)) pairing button under, or on the back of, the livebox. the This will give you about 5 minutes to connect by wireless, during this time the wi-fi ((i)) light will flash, if you time out just press the pairing button again. The clé de sécurité (security key) is printed on the livebox label, it's very long so may be best to type it into a text document and copy paste.

VOIP (Internet telephone line) - If you have the voip phone contract you should connect the short lead (supplied) with the small connector in the 'phone' socket under, or on the side of, the livebox and plug an ordinary phone into the phone socket on the other end of this lead. When the light with a phone symbol is lit your voip phone service is activated, this may take up to a few hours after you first connect the livebox to the internet. Incidentally, in the CP under 'Services' you will find 'téléphone par internet' where you can find your internet telephone number and whether the service is active or not.

NOTE - The CP information is correct for the livebox mini at September 2010, it may vary for the livebox 2 or other liveboxes, or future firmware upgrades.

Hope this helps

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28 Mar 2011, 20:39
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'tis stuck now Debbie,

That should save keep repeating yourself. :wink:

Excellent.

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Thanks char :)

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The above sticky by Debbie62140 is very clear and helpful.


04 Apr 2011, 13:31
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Once you have setup the connection on your livebox you can change the language to English.
If not already logged in, log back in using admin / admin
Click the "Configuration" Tab
In the left-hand menu Click the + sign against "Livebox"
Then select "Administration"
On the right-hand page at the top select "Langue"
Use the drop-down arrow & select "English"
Click Sauver.

To improve security (as all Liveboxes are admin / admin)
Click Change Password
Make a note of the new password and keep it with your welcome letter


11 Aug 2011, 03:13
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Silly question but does one have to use a LIVEBOX with Orange.fr? We have had an intermittent fault on the internet connection in the main house for four days now whilst the line in the other house (this one) is working perfectly.

We do have two separate lines and different phone numbers.

As regards the 'problem' line it's only been a few months since France Telecom changed over the LIVEBOX from the old 'round' shape to the new 'square' shape when we were having a similar problem. This is the THIRD box we have now had which makes me wonder whether it's the LIVEBOX at fault. If so I would happily spend the money to get a well-recommended router. Can one install, say a D-Link router or even the old BT one we brought with us or is the LIVEBOX totally proprietary and therefore necessary?

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cousteau wrote:
Once you have setup the connection on your livebox you can change the language to English.
If not already logged in, log back in using admin / admin
Click the "Configuration" Tab
In the left-hand menu Click the + sign against "Livebox"
Then select "Administration"
On the right-hand page at the top select "Langue"
Use the drop-down arrow & select "English"
Click Sauver.

To improve security (as all Liveboxes are admin / admin)
Click Change Password
Make a note of the new password and keep it with your welcome letter


Where's this configuration tab? where do I need to log into? It's driving me potty.

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Martin39 wrote:
Where's this configuration tab? where do I need to log into? It's driving me potty.
Martin.


Open a web browser and type http://livebox or http://192.168.1.1 and then hit enter or click the browser's go button.
The login screen id then presented to you

I've just re-checked my livebox after the latest firmware download and the Configuration tab is now titled "Settings"
Otherwise all instructions remain as stated


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You don't need to type http:// as most browsers will insert it automatically so 192.168.1.1 is sufficient :wink:

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Your post is a little confusing.

AFAIK there is no option to generate your own PW, where or how did you 'generate' it ?

you reset depends on which Livebox you have. Here is how to reset the Livebox 2;

http://assistance.orange.fr/livebox-2-remise-a-zero-927.php

You you say you are waiting for a service to activate so does that mean you have moved and taken your livebox with you or what ?

Regarding the CD, read Debbies post, YOU DO NOT NEED THE CD - even after a factory reset.

Orange cover themselves by saying 10 days but in the majority of cases it's much quicker, maybe a couple of days, although the VoIP phone side can sometimes take a bit longer, if you've signed up for that package that is.

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AnOther wrote:
Your post is a little confusing.

AFAIK there is no option to generate your own PW, where or how did you 'generate' it ?

you reset depends on which Livebox you have. Here is how to reset the Livebox 2;

http://assistance.orange.fr/livebox-2-remise-a-zero-927.php

You you say you are waiting for a service to activate so does that mean you have moved and taken your livebox with you or what ?

Regarding the CD, read Debbies post, YOU DO NOT NEED THE CD - even after a factory reset.

Orange cover themselves by saying 10 days but in the majority of cases it's much quicker, maybe a couple of days, although the VoIP phone side can sometimes take a bit longer, if you've signed up for that package that is.


sorry, i moved my post - figured it wasn't appropriate in the stickied post - but since you answered here, i will respond. when following the steps on the cd, there was a part that had 2 places for input, 1 with the "fti" section, and then your password. for some reason, i didn't read my paperwork (probably b/c it was all in french) so i just entered my last name, figuring it was naming the router, and then put a password for what i thought was the network password i wanted to set.

i purchased new service. new livebox, new tv box, etc...

the guy at the store told me 10 days, but he made it sound like that was just for internet...but after getting home, it appears that everything runs off of the internet connection, so i will be without internet, tv, and phone.


05 Dec 2011, 22:32
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That's a little clearer.

Connect your Livebox up as per the instructions then follow Debbies guide. If you have put in a wrong PW nothing will ever work.

What speed are you expecting ?

If it's much under 8mb then you will probably require a satellite dish for TV.

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well i'm saying i already did all that. i attempted to go by the cd again and go through all the instructions so i could enter the correct "fti" and password, but it already recognizes that i installed the software. thats why i wondered if maybe there was a factory reset i could do and then try reinstalling everything.

i'm expecting 20mb b/c thats what they told me at the store.


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Forget that you installed the software, it's irrelevent.

If you can't or won't follow Debbies guide here are the genuine Orange instructions, in English, for manually setting up the Livebox 2: (Use the instructions posted earlier to change your Livebox from French to English if you need to)

The login and PW are both admin

Whatever PW you put in previously you will now be able to change to that supplied by Orange.

http://assistance.orange.fr/install-your-sagem-livebox-2-4561.php

Good luck with your promised 20mb :wink:

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I have just come across this topic so hope you guys are still around. I have a working system using the livebox, using a connector from the livebox and not wifi. But I now want to allow other users to use wifi. Should it work just by following Debbie's guide re wifi?


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