Initial Setup

Installing Winston
It is recommended that new users go to the setup site here. The setup site will provide a thorough step-by-step guide for setting up and configuring your Wi...
Thu, 12 Nov, 2020 at 10:48 AM
Advanced setup options with other networking devices
If you have not reviewed the standard Winston installation guide, it is recommended that you first review it here.  Introduction  You might have ...
Tue, 28 Jul, 2020 at 10:00 PM
What is a WAN port and what is a LAN port?
The LAN and WAN ports are physical outlets into which network cables are connected. What is a WAN port? WAN stands for Wide Area Network. Typica...
Tue, 1 Dec, 2020 at 3:48 PM
Able to connect to the Internet, but Winston is not found
These are the top reasons Winston may not be found during the setup process or by the dashboard 1) Your Winston may be updating and rebooting This w...
Tue, 1 Dec, 2020 at 3:47 PM
Installing Winston with a Google WiFi router
Google WiFi routers have an internal DNS server that interferes with Winston and needs to be manually set via the Google WiFi app. To access the DNS set...
Thu, 12 Dec, 2019 at 4:08 PM
What is a modem and what is a router?
What is a modem (which is type of "Gateway") Some service providers, especially those using a fiber network, install a device outside the ho...
Fri, 18 Sep, 2020 at 4:17 PM
Not able to connect to internet when first installing Winston
Winston installs seamlessly on most networks, following the instructions available here. After connecting Winston to your existing equipment and powerin...
Fri, 18 Sep, 2020 at 4:13 PM
For devices on my Winston network that require a static IP, what IP address do I give it?
You can use a static IP of 192.168.102.x, where x is a number that's not used by any of your other devices, and where x is not 0, 1, or 255.  You can...
Mon, 21 Oct, 2019 at 4:31 PM
Routers with DNS servers
Some wireless routers come with DNS servers. Though optional, it is recommended that you disable DNS on your router as Winston already contains a DNS server...
Thu, 13 Feb, 2020 at 3:49 PM
Can I use a VPN appliance with Winston?
Yes, however some of the functionality would no longer be available depending on the placement of your VPN appliance.  If your network is currently set ...
Mon, 23 Dec, 2019 at 4:33 PM