[aprssig] Help with DSL Modem
sparkfel at qwest.net
Tue Oct 10 17:03:01 CDT 2006
I ran into a problem today.
We're trying to replace an old BEFSR41 Linksys router that's mated to a
Verizon Westell 2110 DSL Modem. The current modem is set to DHCP on the
WAN side, so I went ahead and plugged in a new Linksys WRT54GS Router into
the Westell and expected to be back online in seconds. That turned into a
3 hour ordeal before giving up for the day.
For some reason the old router works perfectly, but a new WRT54GS and a
D-Link WBR-1310 REFUSE to accept an IP address on the WAN side from the
Westell. I even spent about an hour with a Verizon tech and stumped her too.
We did power resets and even hard resets and the old DSL modem will not
link up with either new router. Tried MAC cloning - no good. Plug in the
old router and it runs like a champ using the same cable. Could it be that
I need to use a x-over cable? I would have tried that, but forgot to bring
one. I would think that's not the issue... a new router should auto MDIX.
Anybody got any suggestions for getting the two to work? This site is 44
miles away and on the side of a mountain. I'd rather not have to drive
there much more.
We're not against replacing the DSL modem, but I'd like not to have to deal
with reprovisoning a new DSL modem. We need wireless and have run into an
issue with Port Forwarding on the old Linksys and the software vendor
assures us his software will work with a newer router. If this weren't
the issue I have about a dozen Senao 2611's that I'd chunk onto the BEFSR41
for wireless access...
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