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Syracuse, NY
reply to hitmehhh

Re: no connection

thernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : myhome.westell.com
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :


Middletown, MD

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Print this out.

Your Westell and your Linksys have the same IP address. You didn't answer whether or not you need to use the router function on the WRT. Since the Westell is assigning IP addresses, we'll turn it off on the Linksys.

You'll nee to do this in two processes. First, connect your PC to a numbered port on the WRT. Do not connect the WRT to the Westell. Boot up.

Open up a browser and type and hit enter. When you get the pop up leave the username blank and the password is admin. You should get the router's main setup screen. Change the router IP address to Press Save Settings at the bottom. Your browser will probably hang up. Close the browser and then reopen. Type and hit enter. You'll get the pop up enter admin as the password only. The router's setup screen will open. Go to the Adinistration tab (look towards the top) and click on Administration. Enter a new password for the router. You'll need to clear out the stars and type in what you want. Enter the same password twice. Write it down somewhere. Click on Save Settings at the bottom. You'll get a pop up, enter your new password (only) in the password field. The router's screen will come up. Navigate back to the Setup screen (click on Setup towards the top). Select Disabled for DHCP Server Setting. Select Save Setings at the bottom.

Do you need to set up wireless? If so, let me know. We can do this after.

You're done with step one. Now connect the modem to a numbered port on the Linksys. Power down everything and turn on. First, the modem. Then the WRT. Then the PC. You should be able to get on via the WRT then hardwired.