I recently purchased a 2Wire 100W Homeportal router so that I could utilize wireless connectivity with my DSL connection. So far, I have not been able to get the 2Wire to work with the Westell DSL modem. After calls to 2Wire (fairly unhelpful) and BellSouth (very unhelpful), I am not getting anywhere. I have surmised the following though.
I need to keep both my 2Wire Router and DSL modem as my Router cannot operate without the Westell.
The Westell Modem provides NAT and DHCP service to my PC
I believe that if I can figure out how to set up my Westell as a bridge vs a Modem, I can get my 2Wire to work.
I opened an Explorer window into the diagnostics of the Modem and I found the following options:
- I can disable the modem's DHCP ability
- I can change the protocol from PPoE to bridge ethernet
- I can enable IP passthrough
Does it sound like I am on the right track? Should I select all the option above? Just as info, I am running Windows XP on my desktop.