bridged out modem and now need to change routers

November 21, 2012 at 17:28:29
Specs: Windows 7
i have a motorola 2210 (silver) modem and bridged it out and added a net gear router....the net gear router would not connect the work program i bought it for so took it back and bought a linksys router...now do not know what i need to do to put it in place of the net gear. i have a new dell laptop running windows 7. the program i am trying to run (probably never heard of it) is called workbooth.

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#1
November 22, 2012 at 07:14:20
I'm not sure I understand what you're talking about when you say, "i have a motorola 2210 (silver) modem and bridged it out and added a net gear router...."

What do you mean by "bridged it out" and how exactly did you do that?

In my experience with separate modem and router devices, you connect the ethernet cable from the modem to your "external/wan/internet" port on the router and that's all you have to do.

I presently have a modem and a Linksys router working in my home and that's all I did when I hooked them up and it worked without making any changes to the modem.

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How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

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November 22, 2012 at 10:15:05
thank you for your reply, but yes i was directed by my work to bridge out the modem first, which required changing the settings....now that my computer has the net gear modem installed, i do not know how to delete those setting and replace it with the linksys.

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#3
November 22, 2012 at 10:17:09
You didn't answer his question. Exactly, how did you do that?

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#4
November 22, 2012 at 12:17:23
I asked what I did because I've never heard of a modem that was capable of "bridging".

One uses to a bridge to aggregate two (or more) networks into one big network.

A modem is simply a device that modulates/demodulates a signal. Which is to say, takes your ADSL from a telephone wire (a single pair) and puts it on a network cable (4 pairs) and vice versa.

Unless this is a combo device (ie: combination modem/router/wireless access point) it shouldn't even be capable of bridging as modems are not designed to do that.

I suspect it's whatever you did when putting said modem into "bridging" mode that is preventing it from working with the Linksys router. Or at least, without more info about what was done and the capabilities of the modem, that's all I can offer as a guess as to what's going on.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#5
November 22, 2012 at 16:27:16
I understood how you were approaching the question but apparently the OP didn't.

How do you know when a politician is lying? His mouth is moving.


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#6
November 23, 2012 at 07:05:44
I figured the same thing exactly...so I tried rephrasing it.

Apparently the OP has lost interest.............

Oh well, one can only do so much!

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#7
November 23, 2012 at 17:52:48
Forget about it.
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