Hey everyone, I just got a new Westell DSL router, ok you can call it a modem/router if you like but it will do no good. My ISP is Centurytel, and I use a Linksys WRT54GS broadband router. First off the default IP adresses are identical 192.168.1.1. No big deal right, well wrong! Changing the IP of the router did not help. The two devices will not work as they did in the past in tandem as the older DSL modems did, i.e. plug em all up and start surfing. Still no big deal just a little tweaking and your off and running, wrong again! The normal procedure in a case like this would be bridge the westell and set the router to PPPoE, enter username and password, Centurytel as the Domain name click status in router setup and click connect, and you are off and surfing, wrong again! Ok so this does not work and we get a little geeky and clone the MAC address of the hard wired pc, meh, nothing. Though at this point for some reason the wireless pc connects and IM surfing, the hard wire pc will not connect. I end up listenin to some yahoo on some site saying to connect the two devices using a crossover after disabling the router's DHCP and let the westell do the routing, :crazy: IM a moron for listening to that. There is much more and I could go on and on, but to make a long story short. I bridged the westell again, set the router to default DHCP, acidentally plugged the ethernet cable from the westell into the first LAN port (not the WAN port) and plugged the hard wired PC into the second LAN port and Im surfing my a-- off on both PC's!!! Any how I am hoping I explained enough for someone to straighten me out here, this just does not seem right evan though it is working fine, I dont trust it.
Edited by usmcdcf, 13 April 2007 - 11:36 PM.