how to set up my linkys cable/dsl router with westell 6100

Posted on 2006-06-11
Last Modified: 2013-12-22
how do you set up a linkys cable/dsl router (NOT wireless) with a DSL westell 6100?
Question by:lcipollone
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by:Rob Williams
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This article may be more specific than I:
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Install a DSL filter at every telephone jack EXCEPT the one for the modem
Connect phone jack to modem with telephone wire
Connect Ethernet cable from modem to your router
Connect Ethernet cable(s) from router to each of your computers

Search for your router manual on the company website or on Google, or it should have come with a manual

Manual states how to get into router setup. Do that -- go into the router setup & configure your PPPOE username & password. The router will then connect automatically.

Also, In Internet Explorer:
Tools -> Internet Options -> Connections -> LAN Settings ->
Make sure "Automatically detect settings" has a check.
Make sure "Use a proxy server" has no check.
Then restart IE
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by:Rob Williams
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Most Westel's are combined modems and routers. If so you should be simply able to plug a cable between the Westell and router's WAN port and connect computers to the LAN ports and away you go. Most services will work fine. However, if the 6100 is a combined unit, the better way to connect it is change it from NAT to Bridge mode which will allow you to also use incoming and game services if ever you want. Thus the link I provided above to assist with configuring this.

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