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3.21 XBox and PlayStation Info

FastAccess customers who want to integrate their Microsoft XBox with their DSL modems should reference the following links.
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FastAccess/XBox Information
FastAccess/XBox Connection Guide

Andy Houtz

by Andy Houtz See Profile edited by FAQFixer See Profile
last modified: 2005-10-16 11:29:13

The Westell 2100/2200/6100s supplied by BellSouth are also routers. This eliminates the need for another external router or the BellSouth Home Networking service in order to network your computer(s) and Microsoft XBox. Using a hub or switch with the Westell enables an inexpensive way to share the connection that is easy to set up and very reliable.

Section 1 - General Information

• Most people recommend a switch instead of a hub because they are about the same price and switches are more efficient than hubs because they eliminate packet collisions. Please reference this FAQ for guidelines on which is right for your needs.
• Many new hubs and switches are auto-sensing and do not use a dedicated Uplink port. Simply plug the cable into any port and the equipment will sense that it as an uplink.
• Some Hubs and switches require a crossover cable between the Westell and the Uplink port.
• All PC NICs should all be set to "Obtain IP Address Automatically" and no proxy server should be set. Please reference this FAQ. Any changes to the NIC properties may require you to reboot the computer.
• It is highly recommended that you press the reset button while powered on to put the modem back to factory default before proceeding.

Section 2 - Physical Connections & Configuration

Step 1
Power off all equipment. Physically connect the Westell, the hub or switch, XBox, and any computer(s) as shown.


Westell 2100 shown. Pictures by Andy Houtz


Step 2
Power up the Westell, the hub or switch, XBox, and all PCs. Open a browser session on a PC and access the Westell Interface by entering "192.168.1.254" or "launchmodem" in the address field. If you are unable to access the interface check the NIC properties as mentioned earlier.



Step 3
Enter your BellSouth Username using the username@bellsouth.net format and then enter your password. Confirm your password. Click the Connect button to connect to the Internet. You're done!



Additional Recommendations
By default the Westell modem is set to "Connect on demand" and will disconnect after a certain period of inactivity. Many people change their modem connection to "Always On" to insure that the connection will be immediately reinitiated if it goes down for any reason.

Andy Houtz

by Andy Houtz See Profile edited by FAQFixer See Profile
last modified: 2006-10-20 10:38:46

The Westell 2100/2200/6100s supplied by BellSouth are also routers. This eliminates the need for another external router in order to network your computer(s) and a Sony PlayStation2 equipped with the optional ethernet adapter. Using a hub or switch with the Westell enables an inexpensive way to share your connection that is easy to set up and very reliable.

Section 1 - General Information

Most people recommend a switch instead of a hub because they are about the same price and switches are more efficient than hubs because they eliminate packet collisions. Please reference this FAQ for guidelines on which is right for your needs.
Many new hubs and switches are auto-sensing and do not use a dedicated Uplink port. Simply plug the cable into any port and the equipment will sense that it as an uplink.
Some Hubs and switches require a crossover cable between the Westell and the Uplink port.
All PC NICs should all be set to "Obtain IP Address Automatically" and no proxy server should be set. Please reference this FAQ. Any changes to the NIC properties may require you to reboot the computer.
It is highly recommended that you press the reset button while powered on to put the modem back to factory default before proceeding.

Section 2 - Physical Connections & Configuration

Step 1
Power off all equipment. Physically connect the Westell, the hub or switch, PS2, and any computer(s) as shown.


Westell 2100 shown. Pictures by Andy Houtz


Step 2
Power up the Westell, the hub or switch, PS2, and all PCs. Open a browser session on a PC and access the Westell Interface by entering "192.168.1.254" or "launchmodem" in the address field. If you are unable to access the interface check the NIC properties as mentioned earlier.



Step 3
Enter your BellSouth Username using the username@bellsouth.net format and then enter your password. Confirm your password. Click the Connect button to connect to the Internet. You're done!



Additional Recommendations
By default the Westell modem is set to "Connect on demand" and will disconnect after a certain period of inactivity. Many people change their modem connection to "Always On" to insure that the connection will be immediately reinitiated if it goes down for any reason. Some games and applications will require you to forward specific ports on the Westell. Click here for details.

Andy Houtz

by FAQFixer See Profile
last modified: 2005-03-28 21:40:45

The Motorola 2210 supplied by BellSouth is also a router. This eliminates the need for another external router or the BellSouth Home Networking service in order to network your computer(s) and Microsoft XBox. Using a hub or switch with the 2210 enables an inexpensive way to share the connection that is easy to set up and very reliable.

Section 1 - General Information

• Most people recommend a switch instead of a hub because they are about the same price and switches are more efficient than hubs because they eliminate packet collisions. Please reference this FAQ for guidelines on which is right for your needs.
• Many new hubs and switches are auto-sensing and do not use a dedicated Uplink port. Simply plug the cable into any port and the equipment will sense that it as an uplink.
• Some Hubs and switches require a crossover cable between the 2210 and the Uplink port.
• All PC NICs should all be set to "Obtain IP Address Automatically" and no proxy server should be set. Please reference this FAQ. Any changes to the NIC properties may require you to reboot the computer.
• You should press the reset button for ten seconds while powered on to put the modem back to factory default before proceeding.

Section 2 - Physical Connections & Configuration

Step 1
Power off all equipment. Physically connect the 2210, the hub or switch, XBox, and any computer(s) as shown.

Click for full size


Step 2
Power up the 2210, the hub or switch, and all PCs. Open a browser session and enter "192.168.1.254" in the address field.

Step 3
Enter your BellSouth Username followed by "@bellsouth.net" in the User ID field. Enter your BellSouth Password in the Password field. Re-enter your BellSouth Password in the Confirm Password field. Click on Next. Update the Auto Calender Update Configuration as desired and click Next. The modem will try to initiate a session and then return to the main menu.

Step 4
To use XBox Live you must change your NAT setting or you will be unable to connect. Click on the Local Network tab and select NAT / Gaming from the right menu. Select Gaming from the right menu. Select the desired application from the Service name pull down menu and click Enable.

Additional Recommendations
By default the 2210 modem is set to "Connect on demand" and will disconnect after a certain period of inactivity. Many people change their modem connection to "Always On" to insure that the connection will be immediately restarted if it goes down for any reason.

Andy Houtz

by FAQFixer See Profile
last modified: 2008-10-10 14:36:43

The Motorola 2210 supplied by BellSouth is also a router. This eliminates the need for another external router or the BellSouth Home Networking service in order to network your computer(s) and PlayStation. Using a hub or switch with the 2210 enables an inexpensive way to share the connection that is easy to set up and very reliable.

Section 1 - General Information

• Most people recommend a switch instead of a hub because they are about the same price and switches are more efficient than hubs because they eliminate packet collisions. Please reference this FAQ for guidelines on which is right for your needs.
• Many new hubs and switches are auto-sensing and do not use a dedicated Uplink port. Simply plug the cable into any port and the equipment will sense that it as an uplink.
• Some Hubs and switches require a crossover cable between the 2210 and the Uplink port.
• All PC NICs should all be set to "Obtain IP Address Automatically" and no proxy server should be set. Please reference this FAQ. Any changes to the NIC properties may require you to reboot the computer.
• You should press the reset button for ten seconds while powered on to put the modem back to factory default before proceeding.

Section 2 - Physical Connections & Configuration

Step 1
Power off all equipment. Physically connect the 2210, the hub or switch, PlayStation, and any computer(s) as shown.

Click for full size


Step 2
Power up the 2210, the hub or switch, and all PCs. Open a browser session and enter "192.168.1.254" in the address field.

Step 3
Enter your BellSouth Username followed by "@bellsouth.net" in the User ID field. Enter your BellSouth Password in the Password field. Re-enter your BellSouth Password in the Confirm Password field. Click on Next. Update the Auto Calender Update Configuration as desired and click Next. The modem will try to initiate a session and then return to the main menu. You're done!

Additional Recommendations
By default the 2210 modem is set to "Connect on demand" and will disconnect after a certain period of inactivity. Many people change their modem connection to "Always On" to insure that the connection will be immediately reinitiated if it goes down for any reason.

Andy Houtz

by FAQFixer See Profile
last modified: 2008-02-26 23:29:20

The Motorola 2210 supplied by BellSouth is also a router that provides NAT capabilities. These default capabilities will cause a "strict NAT" error when using XBox Live and changes are required to allow XBox Live to function properly.

Step 1
Open a browser session and enter "192.168.1.254" in the address field to access the 2210 interface.

Step 2
Click on the Local Network tab and select NAT / Gaming from the right menu. Select Gaming from the right menu. Select XBox Live from the Service name pull down menu. Select XBox 360 from the Select Host Device pull down menu. If you changed the name of your XBox 360 to something else, then select that name from the Select Host Device pull down menu. Click Enable. You're done!

Additional Recommendations
By default the 2210 modem is set to "Connect on demand" and will disconnect after a certain period of inactivity. Many people change their modem connection to "Always On" to insure that the connection will be immediately restarted if it goes down for any reason.

Alternate Configurations

Using a third party router in conjunction with the 2210
If you use a third party router in conjunction with the 2210 you need to put the 2210 in Bridged Ethernet mode and configure the third party router to initiate the PPP session and connectivity. Most of the popular third party routers already have a specific FAQ on how to set them up with the 2210. Simply search the BellSouth FAQs for your manufacturer/model. Check here for instructions on how to enable Bridged Ethernet on the 2210.

Andy Houtz

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    2011-01-26 22:32:47



by FAQFixer See Profile
last modified: 2009-04-02 14:32:28