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Can not setup modem:Westell 6100 to router:Linksys WRT54G

I have a laptop with Window Vista and I have it setup to the modem, Westell 6100. I have like a year that I bought the router, Linksys WRT54G, but I have not been able to set it up. I get no internet connections. I tried everything, even changing the modem address. I would really like to get setup before the end of this year. If anyone has any suggestion, please let me know. Also, be very detailed because I'm still not a pro at computers.

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  • janitazo Dec 20, 2008

    I know how to bridge the DSL modem. I'm good up to this part. I'm having problem getting internet connection with the router. I tried putting the set up cd and following the instruction, but no luck.

    I want to setup the router so that I can pass internet connections to the desktop computer, which has no phone jack. I do have an adapter setup already.

  • Carl Navarro
    Carl Navarro May 11, 2010

    When someone has a Westel modem, the chances are it's a DSL modem. That menas PPPoE connections and username and password. It also means you need to call tech support and have them tell you how to bridge the 6100 for your router.



    Once you've done that, you will not be able to get on the internet without the router, or you will have to know what settings to use to direct connect your computer to the modem.



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Hi you can try it on the link below hope it helps to solve your problem.http://www.dslreports.com/faq/6323
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I think the best way is to describe to you the physical setup first. so you have a computer, a modem, and a router. the setup should be like this: from the walljack, the phonecable is connected to the 6100, make sure there are no micro filters connected between the walljack and the phone line because it will not allow you to connect to the dsl. from the modem, the data/internet cable at the back of it, using an ethernet cable, should be connected to the router. and at the back of the router E1 to E4, another ethernet cable is connected there and the other end of the cable is to be connected to your computer. you are right in bridging the modem, the reason for that is because both the westell 6100 and router have GUI's or Graphical User Interfaces, in short, they each have their own virtual brain. you will not have a connection if both of them have this GUI thing, so you need to bridge your westell 6100, so that the only GUI active is the routers. to bridge the modem you may need assistance from tech support of your ISP provider. assuming that's done, light status in your 6100 should have a solid DSL light. for the router, it should have lights in WAN, WLAN if you want to connect wirelessly and E1 to E4, whichever ethernet port you're using for a wired connection. you have to access the GUI of the router to make sure you have a routable WAN IP Address. As for the IP address in your computer, it should be a 192.168.x.xxx type of ip address. this is the LAN IP Address. Basically you need to have routable WAN and LAN IP Addresses to be able to connect online. you will need to configure the GUI of your router to be able to do this. for that you may need assistance from tech support of the router or if you can follow the instructions in the manual, by all means do so. the most important thing in this setup is bridging the modem.

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Hi i hope you have find solution with your issue ifnot let me walk you through on how to get it up and working.

First , you need to connect your modem directly to your computer. We need to access its Graphic Unit Interface by opening your browser and type onyour address bar its default gateway.

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For all types of modem such as westell : you need to set it to bridge mode first foryou wireless router to work ie linksys. Set linksys to PPPoE .. that should work .

For more detailed steps or questions re: this issue pls dont hestiate contact me. Best wishes.


Pls enable you Wireless Encryption for your home network security.

Ciao .

Prince

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