HOW CAN I GET MODEM ACCESS CODE ON SPEEDSTREAM 5100
When you have modem plugged straight into computer, you can access it at
192.168.0.1, should ask for modem access code, (on bottom), then you
can click 'advanced' > ppp location and set it for 'on computer'.
There may also be a link for technician stats, it will give you info
about isp connection. You should / might be able to browse but ISP may
need original MAC address of machine (network adapter} you used when
1st signing up. Or if set to PPOE, it would look for name / PW in order
to access INternet through ISP.
Anyway, try (after setting PPP on computer) Modem into WAN of router,
access router, set PPOE > insert Log-in name / PW and save all
settings. Then try homepage, if no, have router "clone MAC address" of
the Network adapter you had the 5100 plugged into. Now it should work,
even if no <INTERNET> light. ETHERNET light should be constant.
Have router use DHCP to address machine independantly of what ISP
addresses router, which it will do when modem (having connection
confirmed with DSL light)
The other way, PPP location set 'on Modem', means the modem signs into
ISP and then it assigns IP address with a timeout around 20 minutes. By
getting connection test results when modem is connected to computer, it
may seem to make sense, by understanding how ISP knows that modem
access code / MAC address, and lets the settings of modem determine if
router needs to sign in or not. If PPP is 'on modem', it will be
looking for the MAC address of computer, that is why you may need to
clone that address into router, so the router can appear as the machine
to the modem, than the router assigns net address to computer.