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wayjac
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reply to theagitated

Re: westell 7105 4 port wireless router via westell 6100

There is a way to use the wireless feature of the 7105 without making changes to the 6100

Is the 6100 connected to the internet now

Do you have a second computer you can use to reconfigure the 7105 while you use another computer to post here


theagitated

join:2011-04-15
Latonia, KY

i'm sorry i had a retarded moment.. its a westell 7501 4 port wireless router i'm having the issue's with... but yes my westell 6100 dsl modem is connected to the internet right now as my wireless router i'm trying to run it through will not connect to the internet...



wayjac
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Do the configuration pages on the 6100 and the 7501 look like the picture below



theagitated

join:2011-04-15
Latonia, KY

its a verizon branded westell router but yes the one for the 7501 looked like that and idk anything about the westell 6100 configuration screen.. as i said i'm a noob to networking and have basically zero knowledge on networking



wayjac
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Ok, I need more info on the 6100 modem
Do remember if you had to configure the 6100 before using it

Does the 6100 have a internet light

Do you know how to run the ipconfig /all command on the computer

Do you have two computers


theagitated

join:2011-04-15
Latonia, KY

no idk how to ipconfig/all on the computer. yes i hve two computer's and no i didn't config the 6100 i moved into a house with someone who already lived here and they have less knowledge about computers then i do.. i assume the isp config'ed the 6100 when they came out and set up the dsl connection..


theagitated

join:2011-04-15
Latonia, KY

and ye the 6100 has an internet light lit green. mind you the 6100 is not connected to the 7501 router right now..



wayjac
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reply to theagitated

Does the 6100 have a internet light



wayjac
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reply to theagitated

Here's a link to a page that shows how to find out the computers ip address
Finding the computer's ip address
I need you to find out what the ip address is on the computer that's connected to the 6100 and post all that info


theagitated

join:2011-04-15
Latonia, KY

ip address for the computer connected to the 6100 is

ip: 192.168.200.20



wayjac
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Ok, that's good you should get pencil and paper

Using the computer that's connected to the 6100
Write down and post the
ip address
subnet mask
default gateway
dhcp server
You will need this info later on

You need to make some changes to the 7501 configuration
The ip address must be changed and the dhcp server must be disabled


theagitated

join:2011-04-15
Latonia, KY

ip address :192.168.200.20
subnet mask :255.255.255.0
default gateway:192.168.200.1
DHCP :192.168.200.1



wayjac
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Compare this picture to your 7501





















Does your 7501 have the E1, E2, E3 and E4 ethernet ports
Are there any other ports

theagitated

join:2011-04-15
Latonia, KY

yes that is identical to the one i have. only difference is my has the verizon logo branded on the top of it


theagitated

join:2011-04-15
Latonia, KY

just double checked and the other difference is mine has a female usb port on the back of the router as well



wayjac
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reply to theagitated

Before changing anything have a look at the page where the changes will be made, if you have questions ask

Ok using the computer that's connected to the 7501

Click the advanced icon...............Click yes at the do you want to proceed prompt

On the advanced page click the Private LAN link

On the Private LAN page
Remove the check mark next to Private LAN DHCP Server Enable
The page will refresh/reload

Change the Modem IP Address to 192.168.200.200
Click the apply button wait one minute then turn the 7500 off

Connect the 7500 E2 port the 6100 lan port turn the 7500 on
Connect a computer to the 7500 E3 port

Check that you can access the internet


theagitated

join:2011-04-15
Latonia, KY

k will brb... gonna run all that down... may have screwed it up when i tried to run the westell 6100 into the wan port on the back of the westell 7105


theagitated

join:2011-04-15
Latonia, KY

i don't have a computer wired directly into the 7501 right now.. it is hooked into the back of the 6100



wayjac
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reply to theagitated

Here's a picture of the Private LAN page


























Is your Private LAN page the same as the picture I posted


wayjac
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reply to theagitated

With this setup the 7105 wan port is not used
You should connect the 7105 to another computer using a cable to make the changes

So the 7501 has a ethernet wan port?


theagitated

join:2011-04-15
Latonia, KY

yes the 7501 has a wan port. i made the changes setting up the network with the router and modem as instructed and its in the process of restarting itself right now


theagitated

join:2011-04-15
Latonia, KY

now nothing connects. it says internet status not connected. and thats with the changes made as you instructed.



wayjac
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reply to theagitated

Remember that the 7501 has a new ip address 192.168.200.200
Remember that you must not connect anything to the 7501 wan port

Do you have the wireless settings set up already or do you need to do that



wayjac
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Ok disconnect the 7501 from the 6100
Connect a computer to the 6100 you should be able to connect to the internet again


theagitated

join:2011-04-15
Latonia, KY

reset all the settings and the way i had it routed



wayjac
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Does that mean you did a factory reset of the 7501


theagitated

join:2011-04-15
Latonia, KY

yea i reset the 7501 to factory settings


theagitated

join:2011-04-15
Latonia, KY

also the wireless setup is already done my computer running wireless internet already reads the 7501 wirelessly. my only problem is getting the 750 to read an internet ip address



wayjac
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What is the ip address of the 7501


theagitated

join:2011-04-15
Latonia, KY

the ip on the 7501 is 192.168.200.1. the whole issue is getting the 7501 to connect to the internet as in browsing the web.