Question about Modems

1 Answer

Cannot get my router to connect with my westell modem

I use SBC Global dsl. I am trying to hook up a router to it. It will not work. Belkin says I need to "bridge" them, but SBC says that's not the problem. Can anyone help? Neither of them offer support on the modem...

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.


    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

  • Expert
  • 103 Answers
Re: cannot get my router to connect with my westell modem

You do not need to bridge your modem or router. I set up a linksys 4 port router with westel wire-speed and could web to both. You need to ensure that the modem is not handing out dhcp. you will also need to find out what the ip scheme is on the ethernet side of your modem. Most frequently it is 192.168.x.x You will then need to set up your router's WAN interface (so labeled) to be on the same scheme. Use DHCP on your router and you should be good to go.

I know I left out some details, but I don't want to type a book if you are comfortable digging on the internet or can take it from here.

Posted on Jan 04, 2008

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Westell 7500 set up guide

modems are not routers. Routers can port forward. You need your WAN to face your ISP, and your LAN will need to face your router. Once you have your router talking to your ISP you can set it up to hand out interal network services, but I doubt SOHO routers will do port forwarding. Routers, however, can do port translation like passing gaming traffic over port 80 (web). You can do that in the security tab on your linksys.

Jan 13, 2013 | Westell Wirespeed Westell 7500 Dsl Modem...

1 Answer

Slow internet connection westell e90-610030-06 dsl modem. was pretty fast 2 weeks ago thanks phil

try to do the ff:
power cycle modem/router
check router security settings
check for wifi barriers
delete previous wireless connections
optimize ie
If your wireless connection is working fine 2 wks ago then you may also try to run system restore

Mar 28, 2010 | Westell Wirespeed LiteLine 6110 Modem

1 Answer

Connecting 2 pc's to westel modem

No you cant.. But good router I preffer Linksys wrt54G2. Should just be able to plug ethernet from modem to WAN on wrt54g2.

Sep 16, 2009 | Westell Wirespeed LiteLine 6110 Modem

2 Answers

Ps3 key change timeout using westell 6100 modem on verizon

there might be a problem with the Linksys router, the Westell 6100 should be 1st set to bridge mode in order for your router to be connected to it. or there could also be a proble on the Verizon server.

Apr 10, 2009 | Westell Wirespeed LiteLine 6110 Modem

1 Answer

I can't get DMZ on Westell F90-610015 to work.


Aug 11, 2008 | Westell Wirespeed LiteLine 6100...

1 Answer

Westell 6100 ethernet

the prob may b with the ethernet adapter on the computer or the ethernet port on the modem or the ethernet cable.....
to check ethernetadaptor  ping
to check the ethernet port on the modem...if u plugin the cable u should have a light lid up on the modem ..
to check the ethernet cable  try with an alt cable which is proved to be working

Jul 26, 2008 | Westell Wirespeed LiteLine 6100...

1 Answer

Trying to use SpeedStream 5100 with new DSL Provider

I have Centurytel myself, so maybe I can help:

A link to your Speedstream 5100 router:

And the typical setup for the westell 6100 that centurytel uses:

Centurytel will provide you with your username and password.

PPPoE Configuration:
VCI 35
Protocol: PPPoE

Hope this helps.

Jun 12, 2008 | Efficient Networks SpeedStream 5100 Modem

2 Answers

Need to hook up Belkin G wireless router to Motorola SB5120

Plug your cable line into your modem, make sure it's tight, but don't use a tool. Next plug the ethernet line from the modem to your PC ethernet port. Then plug in your power to the modem. Allow your modem to sync. Don't use the USB line at all. Do not even hook it up unless your computer doesn't have a working ethernet line. Don't run the disk either, it will only install the modem driver that is only used if you use USB.

If you have issues connecting after that, you may have to go into your ethernet adapter settings and make sure that it is using DHCP. DSL usually uses a different setting (PPP I think) and you will not be able to connect.

By the way, excellent choice in modems.

Jan 14, 2008 | Arris SB5100 SURFboard DOCSIS 2.0 Cable...

1 Answer

Port forwording

ok port forward if any has router this is easy ill get too others in momment

routers port forwarding features type in ip address in internet explorer search bar at top
router ip's start like this 192. type the whole ip in
this will ask you for password and that usually is the word "password" or "admin" threw that you can set the router port forward by going down the list

now for comps with out routers
goto control panel
then network connections
right click on your connection
goto properties
goto advanced
goto settings
you will be directed to windows fire wall
goto exceptions add program or port you want to forward

basically port forwarding is a program that keeps 2 comps from having conflict with each other running the same program and helps in monitoring ports for intrussions

Dec 05, 2007 | Westell Wirespeed LiteLine 6100...

6 Answers

Can only get dsl if i use landline

Hi, Rob just studied ur problem.Iam a tech which handles this kind of issue. I talk to verizon,at&t,bellsouth,qwest daily for such issues. Well i can suggest u onething u can get the efficient speedstream 4100 series modem which comes with a 1 yr warranty. And also checkout with verizon clearly abt ur distance from the central office.Bcos might be ur dsl circuit may be not technically feasible i:e NTF. For further clarifications plz get back to me.

Jun 07, 2007 | Westell Wirespeed LiteLine 6100...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Modems Logo

Related Topics:

315 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Modems Experts


Level 3 Expert

18259 Answers

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers


Level 3 Expert

57279 Answers

Are you a Modem Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides