[aprssig] Help with DSL Modem

Brady Small bradysmall at bellsouth.net
Tue Oct 10 17:39:08 CDT 2006


Did you clone the old MAC address out of the old router and use the MAC clone feature in the new router?


> From: "Mark Fellhauer" <sparkfel at qwest.net>
> Date: 2006/10/10 Tue PM 06:03:01 EDT
> To: "TAPR APRS Mailing List" <aprssig at lists.tapr.org>
> Subject: [aprssig] Help with DSL Modem
> 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...
> 73,
> Mark
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