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aefstoggaflm
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reply to codyyy

Re: how to access modem settings in bridge mode?

said by codyyy :

but my big problem right now is when the power goes off and comes back on the westell gives my linksys a lan ip address how do i stop the westell from doing this?

I am not sure, but I will take an educated guess as to why and how to fix it.

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brugar

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Put modem WAN into Bridge/Bridge mode. On its LAN side the Westell 7500 has a DHCP address server. To retain access to its settings, you need to keep the its LAN active so that the modem has an IP address (for example 192.168.1.1) and turn off the modem's DHCP adress server. Disabling the modem's DHCP server keeps it from intercepting your router's request for an IP address and allows your router to get its Internet IP address from CenturyLink. Unless you plan to access the modem via its radio, you also need to disable its WiFi radio.

Your router's LAN addresses need to be on a separate subnet from the modem (for example, 192.168.x.y where x is not 1).



codyyy

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thank you brugar that worked perfect!


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To make it a short answer.

Plug your computer's ethernet cable directly into the modem
in place of the router you're bridging to.

Hard code an ip address in your Network Connections
according to your modems "LAN" side address.
For the ActionTec I have it's 192.168.0.1

So on my W-XP desktop,
I hard coded 192.168.0.90/255.255.255.0/192.168.0.1

And it worked!

Your mileage my vary.