[aprssig] Help with DSL Modem

Jim Duncan jdbandman at earthlink.net
Tue Oct 10 18:38:51 CDT 2006

What kind of DSL modem are you using? I had a similar problem when I 
upgraded from a BEFR to a WRT54G here. Sprint (my local provider) gave 
me a set of commands to send to the modem through telnet access which 
made everything hunky-dorey...

Jim Duncan, KU0G

P.S. Ya, it's really me! Just spend most of my time in "lurk" mode since 
"the high-jacking"

Mark Fellhauer wrote:

> 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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73 de Jim, KU0G

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