DSL bridge mode

Westell / 6100 series
September 30, 2009 at 11:54:52
Specs: Windows XP
I am trying to hook up my Linksys router and I'm having trouble due to my modem. How do I put it in bridge mode so I can hook it up??

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September 30, 2009 at 12:07:46
You shouldn't need to put it in bridge mode to connect it to your modem. It should be connected from the modem to the WAN port on your router with a regular network patch cable.

Ensure your router has the default configuration on it (which may require a reset if you've tried setting it up already) before you begin.

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September 30, 2009 at 12:31:09
I was told by my internet company that my modem has a router in it its just not a wireless router. So I saw on other people posts that they were having trouble getting on the internet after they hooked up their modem and router. I get almost completely through the configuring your router settings then it says that it cannot detect my internet service I selected PPPoE and put in my user id and password and it still is not working. Any ideas???

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September 30, 2009 at 13:40:43
You need to connect a computer directly to the modem and access the web based config. Some call it passthrough but see the setup. Be sure you don't get messed up with IP and dhcp. The router and modem may have different set's of IP addresses.

For example. The default modem is but not setup for dhcp. You set your computer to and use browser to (READ the manual for exact config may also have actual domain name that can be used.)

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Les Paul (1915-2009)

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September 30, 2009 at 15:00:48
You have a modem/router and a Linksys router.
The modem router can act as it is.

Figure out the internal IP address of the modem/router.

Ok so lets start to connect the things:
Linksys(WAN) -> (LAN)Modem/Router(WAN) -> Wall Plug (Internet)

Configure the modem and router as follows:
Modem/Router (WAN): leaf as it is, because it can already connect to the internet
Modem/Router (LAN):

Linksys Router (WAN) SubNet DNS: (the Modem/Router) default gateway: (also the Modem/Router).

Linksys Router (LAN): SubNet DNS: none default gateway: none

Computers should get the ip address automatically from the Linksys Router.
So a computer might get the following automatically:
ip address:
dns server:
default gateway:

This should work for you.

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October 1, 2009 at 11:28:54
Not to sound completely dumb... but how do I do any of this?? Like where am I supposed to put this information??

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October 1, 2009 at 13:04:23
Product: Westell / 6100 series

Is Verizon your ISP?


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October 1, 2009 at 13:04:36
I don't know the modem/router and what Linksys Router model you have. So you have to read the manual on how to setup both.
Then, you can use the description above, to use the correct values.

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