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Belkin Router will NOT allow internet connection when connected between computer and modem. However, Linksys router works without a problem DSL Modem to Router WAN Input Configuration Problem? Connecting a DSL Modem/Router Ethernet Output to the WAN Input of the second Router, with the Computer connected to a LAN Output of the second Router and configuring them should be a relatively easy task. I connected the Single Ethernet Output of a Zyxel Qwest Q100 Modem/Router to the WAN Input of a Linksys BEFSX41 Router, and connected my computer to a LAN Output of the Linksys BEFSX41 Router. The Zyxel Qwest Q100 Modem/Router has a default IP Address of "". The default IP address of the Linksys BEFSX41 Router is "" and did not cause a conflict. The 3rd number group in the IP address MUST be different or a conflict will occur. With the default settings on both the Modem and the Router I connected to the Internet without a problem. However, this does NOT appear to work with a Belkin F5D5231-4 Router. The default IP address of the Belkin F5D5231-4 Router is already set at and will not cause a conflict. Unfortunately the Belkin F5D5231-4 Router will NOT allow the computer to connect with the Internet with it's default settings. What is also very interesting is that I cascaded two Belkin routers through their WAN inputs to the LAN output of the Linksys router and was able to connect with to the Internet without a problem. The signal is going through 3 cascaded routers after the modem!!! Zyxel Qwest Q100 Modem/Router Ethernet Output to the WAN Input of a Linksys BEFSX41 Router, Linksys BEFSX41 Router LAN Output to the WAN Input of the First Belkin F5D5231-4 Router First Belkin F5D5231-4 Router LAN Output to the WAN Input of the Second Belkin 5231-4 Router Second Belkin F5D5231-4 Router LAN Outputs to Computers and Printer. The LAN IP addresses were set as follows: Zyxel Qwest Q100 Modem/Router Linksys BEFSX41 Router Belkin F5D5231-4 Router Belkin F5D5231-4 Router It seems to be that the Belkin F5D5231-4 Routers just don't like to work directly connected to the Zyxel Qwest Q100 Modem/Router Ethernet output. I compared the settings between the Belkin router and the Lynksys router and they appeared to be the same. Does anyone know whether this is just an incorrect configuration problem of the Belkin 5231-4 Router, or does the Belkin router have some design issues? Router Settings: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Linksys BEFSX41 Router Firmware version 1.52.16, build 004 Feb 05 2009 Internet Setup: Internet Connection Type: Obtain IP Automatically Optional Settings: Host Name: (Left Blank) Domain Name: (Left Blank) MTU: Disable Network Settings: Router IP: Local IP Address: Subnet Mask: Network Address Server Sertings (DHCP): Local DHCP Sever: Enable Start IP Address: 192.168.100 Number of Address: 50 DHCP Address Range: to Client Lease Time: 0 minutes (0 means 1 day) DNS 1: DNS 2: DNS 3: DNS 4: WINS: DDNS Service: Disable MAC Clone Service: Disable Advanced Routing: NAT: Enable Dynamic Routing: Disable Static Routing: Select Entry: 1--- Destination IP Address: Subnet Mask: Gateway: Hop Count: 0 Interface: LAN Firewall: Firewall Protection: Enabled Additional Filters: Filter Proxy Filter Cookies Filter Java Applets Filter ActiveX (NONE Selected) Block WAN Requests: Block Anonymous Internet Requests: Enabled Filter Multicast: Disabled Filter Internet NAT Redirection: Disabled Filter IDENT(Port 113): Enabled VPN Passthrough IPSec Pass-Through: Enabled  PPPoE Pass-Through: Enabled  PPTP Pass-Through: Enabled  VPN Tunnel Select Tunnel Entry: Tunnel 1 VPN Tunnel: Disabled Tunnel Name: (Left Blank) ------------------------------------------------ Belkin F5D5231-4 Router Firmware Version: 3.01.03 Boot Version: 2.02.154 Hardware: F5D5231-4 Internet Settings: Connection Type: Dynamic WAN DNS Address: Automatic LAN Settings: IP Address: Subnet Mask: 255.2e5.255.0 DHCP Server: ON IP Pool Starting Address: 192.168.100 IP Pools Engine Address: 192.168.149 Lease Time: Forever Local Domain Name: Belkin NAT: Enabled UPNP: Enabled Firewall: Enabled ---------------------------------------------------------

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Although I am generally knowledgeable in networking, your issue I think still lies with your Router settings. I will however offer you a site to visit that may help you to set up your router no matter what type of service your ISP is.

It sounds as if the computer that is wired to the router should have an ip address assigned by router somewhere in the range of through The router that you speak of might have the ability to be used as a "bridge" thus throwing off some of the settings. It seems as though you have the ability to have the router set up its own WAN IP. Which is for the wireless aspect of the router. Even with that though the default gateway should still be the address that you type in the browser to access your router's settings. The Belkin web site did offer a firmware update for your particular model as well and I will include that site too.

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So if you connect the computer directly to the modem , it works .
That means your modem is working properly. Your ISP is DSL connection. Now connect the modem to the router and the computer to the router. Open the router xet up page and change the settings of the router according to the type of connection you have.
There are 2 types of connection in DSL.

Click Here for step by step instructions

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Darvin, gotta love your ISP. Never fear......

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