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Router unable to connect to internet

Hi, I've been trying to get my router working again. I've updated the NIC drivers, the router firmware, changed cables- nothing seems to work. It works when I bypass the router and connect straight to the modem. I'm suspecting that there may be an issue with the router's ports. Here's a dump on ipconfig- IP Address: Subnet Mask: Default Gateway: DHCP Server: Lease Obtained: 04-Oct-07 3:06:07 PM Lease Expires: 04-Oct-07 3:06:17 PM DNS Servers:, WINS Server: This all happend when I attempted to install a Linksys VoIP ATA. I may have connected the cables incorrectly and could've fried the router. Help! Thanks, Joe

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  • tunee1234 Apr 23, 2008

    yeah, exactly same problem, perhaps router is dead..



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Are the info coming from PC connected to modem?

If you are connected to Router and pulled up that Data, you might just need a power cycle. Turn off everything from PC to router - to Modem and Power on everything starting off with the modem this time. After power cycle, check if getting the same data. If yes, then type "ping" if you have four replies then you must be able to go online, if not then disable firewall (norton, maccafee etc)

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This FAQ is for setting up a BellSouth supplied Westell 2100/2200/6100 modem (Models A90-210030-04, B90-220030-04 and B90-610030-06/C90-610030-06, respectively) with a D-Link DSL router. Although actual screen shots vary throughout the DLink line, the instructions below are applicable to all models. Important Note: These procedures and pictures are based on the most recent firmware for the Westell. Other Westell firmware menus and screenshots are slightly different but the bridge options and functions are still available. It is highly recommended that you click here and update your Westell firmware.

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Section 1 - Overview
bred.gifImportant Note: Due to some known operational issues it is VERY important that you have the latest firmware on your D-Link router. Please go to the D-Link Support Site for firmware updates.
bred.gif The best configuration for networking a router with the Westell is to set the Westell to "Bridged Ethernet" mode and allow the router to do the routing and DHCP functions. The Westell is also a router with full DHCP functions and may not function correctly when connected directly to another router. Not changing the modem to Bridged Ethernet will result in double NAT'ing, increased latency, possible IP conflicts, or possibly a network that doesn't work at all.
bred.gif Before proceeding both the modem and router should be set to default. Despite what the help desk tech tells you, resetting the Westell does not put it into Bridged Mode.
bred.gif The BellSouth Installation CD and Connection Manager are not required to use this configuration.
bred.gif Since BellSouth assigns static WAN IPs via your username the configurations shown are applicable to both dynamic and single static IP customers. Select dynamic PPPoE regardless of your setup.
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Section 2 - Westell Configuration
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I see. You can try changing the wireless settings of the router. You can do that by accessing the web based utility of the router. Here are the instructions:

1. Click the Start button, and then click Run.
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5. Under the Basic settings, under Wireless Settings change the channel from Auto to 1, 6, or 11.

If that does not work, you can try updating the firmware of the router. You can download the firmware from this site:

Here are the instructions on how to upgrade:

1. Reaccess the configuration page of the router using a wired computer.
2. Click on System Tools, find Firmware Upgrade.
3. Click Browse and search for the firmware you downloaded from the site I gave you earlier. Select it and then start the upgrade. Let the firmware finish its upgrade.

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