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#1 I suspect that you are trying to follow »Verizon Online DSL FAQ »How do I use a router with the Westell 6100?
#2 If that is not correct, by all means please correct me.
There are different ways of doing this, but let us do it this way. You will understand why, I am telling you this way of doing it.
If your Linksys's LAN/Local IP Address starts with 192.168.1 and the Westell's IP Address starts with 192.168.1..
#1 To make life easier, have all of the other computers turned off.
a) In the Linksys go to Setup -> Basic Setup
b) Were it says Local IP Address, change that to 192.168.2.1
c) Press Save Changes.
#2 As need be release and renew the IP Address on your computer.
For example if you are Windows XP.
a) Go to Start -> Run.
b) Type in cmd and press enter.
c) In the new window, called the command prompt, type in ipconfig /release and press enter.
d) Then type in ipconfig /renew and press enter.
#3 Tada you are online - however if you want to put the Westell into bridge mode, please follow my steps.
#4 To get access to the Linksys go to 192.168.2.1
#5 In the Linksys go to Setup -> Basic Setup
#6 Change the Connection type to Static.
#7 Use these sample settings..
IP Address: 192.168.1.6
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway: 192.168.1.1
Then for the DNS Servers, for example, two from »Verizon Online DSL FAQ »What are the DNS servers?
#8 Press Save Changes
#9 Now you can put the modem into bridge mode.
For example, since I have the Red and Black Firmware..
quote:#7 I would close out the web browser looking at the Westell.
#1 (Wireless Settings won't be there on the 6100 or 6100F, the left panel may be called "My Modem")
Select the My Network icon, then select Network Connections from the left menu.
#2 (Only the top two connections will be listed in the 6100 and 6100F)
On the Broadband Connection screen click on the words "(Broadband
#3 PPPoE customers will see this screen. If you use a DHCP type Internet connection the screen will be different, you will have a "release" button in the top section - use it now to release your public IP. Then, locate the VCs section, locate the line " Enabled, VPI 0, and VCI 35 ..." and click the notepad icon under Edit on the right to get to the VC 1 Configuration screen.
#4 In the VC 1 Configuration screen open the drop down box beside "Protocol" and choose "Bridge". If your connection type is DHCP the Protocol should already be "Bridge". Once Bridge is chosen, the screen will change open the drop down box beside "Bridge Mode" and choose "Bridge", then click the Apply button at the bottom. This has disabled the Public side of the 6100's router.
#5 The modem will reset. Next you need to disable the Private side, the DHCP server - click the My Network icon again, click Network Connections from the left menu again. On the Broadband Connection screen, click the word "Lan", on the next screen remove the topmost checkmark (Private LAN DHCP Server enable), click apply or save settings.
#6 The same page will return. The Westell is now bridged, the Internet light will no longer light.
#8 In my Linksys I would go to Setup -> Basic Setup
#9 If my connection to the net (while the Westell was handling the public IP) is/was PPPoE, I would..
a) Change my connection type in the Linksys to PPPoE.
b) Enter in my PPPoE user name and password.
c) Press Save Changes
d) Tada. Online and my modem is in bridge mode.
#10 If my connection to the net (while the Westell was handling the public IP) is/was DHCP, I would..
a) Change the Connection type to DHCP.
b) Press Save Changes.
c) In the Linksys go to Setup -> MAC Address Clone
d) Check enable.
e) Enter in the WAN MAC Address of the Westell (in the Red and Black Firmware this is at Status -> Gateway Status)
f) Press Save Changes.
g) Tada. Online and my modem is in bridge mode.
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