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CenturyTel DSL & Linksys Router Problem

Discussion in 'Networking' started by BigSeed, Nov 5, 2007.

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  1. BigSeed

    BigSeed Thread Starter

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    I have had DSL for 6 months and initially hooked up a Linksys wireless G router and everything was just great.. I could use my laptop anywhere in the house and life was good.. The other day it just quit letting me hit the internet totally.. I've tried powering down the modem and the router several times to no avail.. I even tried to reinstall the router but it told me it could not find an internet connection.. When i come directly out of my westell modem the internet is there... Please help.. It worked once why not now..
     
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    Modem brand and model, router brand and model, computer operating system (and service pack level if applicable), wireless adapter brand and model?
     
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    My modem is westell model 6100, my wireless router is a linksys model WRT54G and the computer i'm using as the host is running winXP (service pack 2 )..
     
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    The Westell 6100 is a modem/router combo with the same default LAN address as the Linksys's default. You have three choices.

    1. Change the LAN address of one router; e.g., to 192.168.3.1, and make sure the Dhcp server address range changes accordingly.

    2. Put the Westell into bridge mode to make it work like a simple modem; I think these are the instructions: http://www.lava.net/support/Westell_6100_DSL_Modem_Installation_Guide

    3. Use the Linksys as an ethernet switch and wireless access point.

    JohnWill's procedure for configuring a secondary router as a switch and, optionally, wireless access point follows.

    Connecting two SOHO broadband routers together.

    Configure the IP address of the secondary router to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses 192.168.0.2 through 192.168.0.100, I'd assign the secondary router 192.168.0.254 as it's IP address.

    Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

    Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router.

    Connect from the primary router's LAN port to one of the LAN ports on the secondary router. If there is no uplink port and neither of the routers have auto-sensing ports, use a cross-over cable. Leave the WAN port unconnected!
     
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    Thanks for all the info... I'll try the configurations in the morning and let ya know.. Keep your fingers crossed... Thanks again...
     
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