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The BellSouth supplied Westell is actually a router and, by default, blocks ports using NAT so some popular games and applications may not work correctly. Some applications require a specific IP Address be assigned to the computer. Additionally, the Westell is not UPnP (Universal Plug 'n Play) compliant so you will have to manually configure the Westell. There are three common ways to configure the Westell to work correctly; each with it's own advantages and disadvantages.

Port Forwarding on the Westell
To enable port forwarding and open ports on the Westell please click here.

IP Passthrough on the Westell
To enable IP Passthrough and assign an IP to a specific computer please click here.

Bridged Mode with Third Party PPPoE Client on PC
To set up the Westell in bridged mode please click here.
To set up a PPPoE client (native Windows XP) in conjunction with the Westell please click here.
To set up a RASPPPoE client please click here.
To download the BellSouth Connection Agent along with the installation instructions, please click here.

Important note: Opening ports or using IP Passthrough exposes your computer directly to the Internet. A firewall of some type is highly recommended.

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last modified: 2006-12-27 22:23:57