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Verizon are issuing modem with built in wired and wireless modem.
How do I properly set up a D-Link Router with a Westell Modem?
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.This FAQ has 3 Major sections:Section 1
- Overview Section 2
- Westell modem configurationSection 3
- D-Link router configuration information Section 4
- Connections and power up Section 1 - OverviewImportant 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.
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. 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
The BellSouth Installation CD and Connection Manager are not required to use this configuration.
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.
You must connect the Westell directly to the computer's NIC to make the
necessary changes before you connect the router, because you will be
unable to access the modem interface after you connect the router. The
reason is that the modem interface is 192.168.1.254 which is a local
IP. By default, most routers do not have the capability to route a
local IP out of their WAN port (where your Westell is connected).
Additionally, they may be on completely different subnets. After you
have made the changes to the Westell you can then connect the router
and configure it for use with FastAccess. There are several
alternatives around this problem. One method
involves extra equipment (second NIC and a hub) and major configuration
changes. The second method requires you to utilize the router as a
simple switch and use the Westell's PPPoE and DHCP functions. Click here
for more information.
If you encounter any problems simply reset the Westell, connect it
directly to your NIC, restart your computer, log into the Westell
interface, and start over again.
More information about the Westell is available here
.Section 2 - Westell Configuration Step 1
that your NIC card is set to "Obtain IP Address Automatically".
Completely power down the Westell and the computer(s). Power up the
modem and press the reset button on the back of the modem. After the
modem has fully initialized connect the Westell to the NIC and then
power up the computer.Step 2
Open a browser session and enter 192.168.1.254
in the URL address field to access the Westell interface. If you are
unable to access the interface make sure your NIC is set to "Obtain an
IP address automatically". This may require you to reboot the computer
(or release/renew) to obtain a proper IP.Step 3
Click on Broadband DSL Line
from the top menu. Click on Configure Connection
from the right menu. Select "Bridged Ethernet"
from the Protocol
pull down. Click on Save and restart the connection
at the bottom. This will automatically restart the modem and the
interface will return after the changes are saved. Note: functions like
NAT, DHCP, IP Passthrough, and username and password will be disabled
or irrelevant and can not be selected. After the modem has restarted,
power down both the computer and the modem then physically disconnect
the Westell.Section 3 - D-Link Router InformationStep 4
the PC is powered down connect one of the router LAN ports to the
computer NIC and power up the router and then the computer. Step 5
Use the following steps to configure your D-Link DI-604 Router. Important Note
: You must use the firstname.lastname@example.org
format for your username. If you do not add "@bellsouth.net" after your
username you will be unable to connect to the internet. Section 4 - Connections and Power UpStep 6
Power everything down and physically connect the Westell, the router, and any computer(s).
Westell 2100 shown. Pictures by Andy HoutzStep 7
Power up the network equipment in this order:
•Westell Modem (wait till the Ready light is a steady green)
Open a browser session and go surfing!Additional Imformation
•You should check your tweak settings
to optimize your new network. Reminder:
If you are required to change your MTU, make sure that it is identical
on all equipment (PCs and routers) in the network. For more information
about changing MTU on a D-Link please click here
6100 has an "Internet" light that is green whenever there is an active
PPPoE session initiated by the Westell. Since you are using the DLink
to establish the PPPoE session the light will stay off. This is normal.