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Connecting Wireless DSL with Wired Router

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Connecting Wireless DSL with Wired Router

a.gounder
I have Verizon Wireless DSL. I also have a wired linksys router. How do I connect wired router to wireless DSL. I have three computers installed windows xp professional. Please someone help me.
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    w2ktechman

    the cable comes in from the coax, to the cable modem. Then it goes out in a LAN cable, hook that end up to your router.
    setup your router per instructions, and connect all of the computers to the router.
    If your dsl provider gives you 1 IP to use, give that IP to the router. Also, if you get a username/PW, those should be put into the router as well.
    If your router (doubt it) does not have extra LAN ports, then you can purchase a hub (less than $20) to split the connection to all of the systems, or you can get a switch for a little more.

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    a.gounder

    My wireless dsl modem doesn't have coax connector. It uses RJ11 phone connector. So, first I have to connect RJ11 connector to wireless dsl modem. Then one end goes to WAN port on the dsl modem and another end goes to WAN port on the wired linksys router. Then all my pc connected through wired routers. Am I right? please help me.

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    Yup

    w2ktechman

    ! :)

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    a.gounder

    I set user name and password for my wired linksys router. Wireless DSL Modem has different user name and password. Is there any conflict going to happen?

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    w2ktechman

    I do think that it may have a problem unless you are talking about the admin username/PW, in which case this is perfect.

    Best to try a connection from a system that is all patched up, does the Internet come up?

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    a.gounder

    My dsl service is not yet ready. I am little confused now. The wireless dsl modem comes with a installation cd. When I install this cd, does my wired router cause any problem. Which one should I turn on first dsl modem or wired router or both at the same time. I also need to find out what's my dsl ip address is. I am confused about which step should I take first.

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    w2ktechman

    Just take the connection settings that were given to you (username/PW) and enter this info into the router to connect. Then everything connecting to your router should be able to access the Internet just fine (proxy settings may need changing).

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    a.gounder

    I changed password and set to dynamic on my linksys wired router. Then I hooked up wireless dsl modem to wired router. I turned on computer. Since I don't have verizon dsl account setup, I have to use cd to go through account setup wizard. The account setup wizard did not like the wired router. So I removed the wired router from the wireless dsl router and I hooked wireless dsl router directly to the computer. Then the Account setup wizard did not complain. First it tested the dsl connection, then it walked me through to setup username and password. Once the account setup wizard completed, I could able to connect to the internet. Right now, my linksys wired router is sitting on my desk doing nothing. what do I do now. please help me.

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    Dumphrey

    of wireless DSL Modem do you have? If it is wireless, it almost certainly has a router component built in. If it does not have more then one LAN port, you may be better off with a wireless Bridge and a switch then a router. When you go into the modem configuration, do you see an option to set up DHCP?

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    a.gounder

    The wireless router that I got from Verizon is called Westell Versalink ADSL+2. I just found out this one has no uplink port. I see only four ethernet port and one RJ11 port. Right now, Internet is working with one computer. The wired router Linksys is already configured to use dynamic ip addresses.

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    So

    Dumphrey

    if you plug another computer into one of the other 3 rj45 ports on the Versalink, can you get that computer to access the internet?

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    CG IT

    didn't go through all the posts to see what else was said, but the Verizon Westell ADSL+2 wireless router/modem.

    To get the wireless to work, you have to use the key provided by Verizon [on the documentation or on the bottom of the router] without the key, you can't connect wirelessly.

    any router connected to the Westell must be on the same subnet as the LAN address of the Westell. That means the WAN port configuration is the Westell LAN [with the default gateway on the WAN port as the Westell router and ISP DNS]. Best to use a static address.

    The router should be connected via straight thru ethernet [not crossover] to the Westell. For the router LAN, best to make it a different subnet that the westell subnet.

    the whole configuration would look something like this.

    Westell :
    WAN addressing provided by ISP
    LAN IP : 192.168.1.1 -254
    mask : 255.255.255.0
    Gateway: 192.168.1.1 [westell router address]
    DNS ISP DNS

    Linksys router:

    WAN addressing static 192.168.1.3 or 4 or
    Mask 255.255.255.0
    gateway 192.168.1.1 [westell router]
    DNS ISP DNS

    LAN IP address 192.168.2.1 -254
    mask 255.255.255.0
    gateway 192.168.2.1 [linksys router]
    DNS ISP DNS.

    Clients behind the Linksys will get the linksys addressing and use the ISP DNS with the linksys as the default gateway.

    clients behind the Westell will get the Westell addressing and use the ISP DNS with the Westell as the default gateway.

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    Dumphrey

    to me. But if you just want to connect all your computers, a switch would have been much easyer. Im not sure why you want a second network when you say you have 3 computer.

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    a.gounder

    I would like to try the configuration on the Westell and Linksys routers, but how do I connect Linksys router to Westell or wise versa. The Westell router doesn't have uplink port. It has only four ethernet port and one RJ11 connnector. The Linksys router has one WAN port and four ethernet ports. Last time what I did was I hooked up one end of the ethernet plug in to Westell router and other end to Linksys WAN port. From the Linksys router I connected all 3 computers, but I couldn't get Internet to work. I also have problem setting up home networking. The Internet works without Linksys router. I don't want to get ride of Linksys router. All my computers are in one room. I prefer to use wired router. Please help me.

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    Dumphrey

    them run a cable from one of the ethernet ports on the Westell to the WAN port on the linksys. You also may need to configure it all a little differently. In theory, the Westell should get an IP on its wan port from your ISP, and pass DNS info along to anything connected to its 4 ethernet ports. So, if DHCP is set up on the WEstell, it should give the linksys a dhcp address, dns info, and a default gateway. So, it follows that if you plug a computer into the linksys, it will pass dns and a new gateway to its DHCP clients. A client on the linksys would look just like the linksys to the Westell because of NAT configured in the linksys. And the Westell should support NAT out its WAN port as well, but it may not be configured. I did this at home with a cisco 870 and a linksys 5somethingG. I kmnow it can be done, but I have a feeloing I used RIP between them.
    Its Friday afternoon, and Im ready to go home =) If my logic seems flawed let me know and Ill get back to you on monday. Ill try to look and see what i did at home.

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    a.gounder

    I still couldn't get internet connection when I connect my pc to linksys router. I am sure that something wrong with the configuration. This is what I done for the linksys router. I changed the ip address to 192.168.2.1. connection type is PPP. Then I entered my dsl user name and password. Then I entered my Westell Versalink MAC address on the linksys where it says mac clone. I also checked that DHCP is enabled. I don't know what else do I have to do. Do I have to change any configuration on the Westall versalink dsl router. I am not sure if I am using right cat 5 cable to connect between two routers. Please help me.

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    CG IT

    before you go any further, please give us the configuration in this type of format.

    Westell router

    WAN address
    subnet mask
    default gateway
    DNS

    LAN address
    subnet mask
    default gateway
    DNS

    Linksys router
    how did you connect it to the westell?

    WAN address [static address on the westell subnet which is the actual IP address]
    subnet mask
    default gateway
    DNS

    Linksys LAN address
    subnet mask
    default gateway
    DNS

    without this information, everyone is just guessing

    I will say this, the connection type on the Linksys router is wrong, you don't enter your user name and password and you don't clone the westell MAC address onto the Linksys router.

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    a.gounder

    What if I change PPP to bridge under the vc configuration on the Westell Versalink router. On the Linksys router change type to PPP. Is that gonna work?

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    CG IT

    unless we know the configuration & addressing scheme you have for both routers, we're just guessing at what might be the problem.

    configuration = if you changed the westell router to be just a modem, then we need to know that [least me] because the assumption is you've got 2 routers there.

    when you connect 2 routers together via ethernet, you use a straight through type of cable. one end on the westell 4 port switch, the other end on the linksys WAN port [NOT LAN port].

    After that, it's addressing which includes IP address, subnet mask, default gateway and DNS servers for both routers on all interfaces and also on the computer which is connected to whatever router. We also need to know what router the computer is connected to.

    The Westell versalink wireless router is also the DSL modem, so it MUST be connected to the DSL line [there's really not way to switch it around because the linksys doesn't have a RJ11 port, but there are some who've tried.]

    once we know the configuration and addressing, then we can look at it and make suggestions.

    it's not very complicated to do, but rule # 1 if a configuration doesn't work, change it back to the default. you don't add another configuation to a configuation that doesn't work .

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    a.gounder

    Here is the configuration:
    Westell Versalink DSL Modem IP Address: 192.168.1.1
    Linksys IP Address: 192.168.2.1
    Connection Type: PPPOE
    DHCP enabled

    Phone line RJ11 goes to the Westell router. I hooked up one end to Ethernet port and other end to Linksys WAN port. My computer connected through Linksys ethernet port.

    This is what I configured in the Linksys router.

    IP address is 192.168.2.1
    I enabled PPPOE
    Checked round button to keep alive connection
    Enabled DHCP Server.
    Under the MAC Clone, I entered Westell router MAC address.
    Is this information enough? Please help me.

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    CG IT

    here's the deal....

    The Westell is your connection to the internet. you can set the Westell as either a modem or a router. If you want the Westell wireless function, it needs to be set as a router.

    I'll assume the Westell is a router.

    Westell
    WAN port = public address x.x.x.x
    if you have to log in to get an address or use a protocol to obtain an address you configure the Westell with the protocol they say to use and the user name and password. The router will then obtain a public address from your ISP along with a subnet mask, gateway address and DNS information. You'll need the DNS information to configure the linksys routers and client computers [if you use a static addressing scheme].

    Westell LAN
    you can configure whatever private addressing scheme you want. for the sake of simplicity, I'll use the standard class C

    Westell router address 192.168.1.1
    subnet mask 255.255.255.0

    If you use DHCP then DHCP will provide clients connecting directly to the Westell router either through the 4 port switch or wireless connection an IP address, subnet mask, default gateway and DNS servers. Note: The default gateway for clients on the westell router is the westell router LAN address. DNS servers is always your ISP DNS server addresses.

    Linksys Router [connected to the Westell LAN 4 port switch]

    WAN port [static address only]
    IP address 192.168.1.10
    subnet mask 255.255.255.0
    default gateway 192.168.1.1 [westell router lan address]
    DNS is ISP DNS servers.

    The Linksys router is on the Westell LAN so it must have a Westell LAN address and the same subnet mask.

    Linksys LAN

    IP address 192.168.2.1 [different subnet than the Linksys WAN port]
    subnet mask 255.255.255.192 [which gives you 62 host addresses available
    default gateway is the Linksys LAN address 192.168.2.1
    DNS is ISP DNS server.

    note: if you use DHCP on the linksys LAN then you must configure DHCP [you can not use the default values. Therefore you use the 192.168.2.1 subnet the 255.255.255.192 subnet mask, specify the Linksys LAN port [192.168.2.1 address as the default gateway and use the ISP DNS servers.

    clients which then connect to the linksys router via the 4 port switch would then obtain the proper subnet addressing,default gateway and DNS servers to use.

    I would reset the Linksys router to default values so that you get rid of the Westell router MAC address. The linksys does not have to have the westell MAC address if it is not being used to obtain your public address from your ISP.

    If you have configured your Westell router to only be a modem [non routing fuction], then you might have to clone the Westell MAC address to the Linksys. This is only if your ISP registers the MAC address for subscribers and only allows that MAC address to obtain an address for Internet Service.

    DNS is ISP DNS server

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    Dumphrey

    it right. Not sure if he said this or not, but you prpbably want to turn off the PPPoE button on the linksys. That translation will be handled by the westell.

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    el.crowe.pasa

    Sadly, jacking around with my buddies setup did not prove successful. there are many rational inherent ways to configure such a setup, most of the "IT" people mentioned ideas or solutions they read in an O'Reilly PDF for A+ Cert. One guy did mention his working setup, and how he things RIP protocol might have been involved. Well.....guess what????? yea.
    OK, Im not trying to be rude to the community that extended their time and effort trying to help you. Here's a lil bit of fat I put on my head last night I'd like to share with you.
    1. No two routers can both be DHCP enabled.
    2. trying to config 2 routers with incompatible firmwares isnt something you want to tackle, not even macgyver should waste his time.
    research RIP protool and NAT and what that lil "METRIC" checkbox does.
    3. research Mesh Hopping Networks/ Mesh Connectivity Layer (MCL)

    And so, dont burn up all that fat on your head trying to sort WANs and DESTINATIONS and LOCAL parameters, its really really simple crap....on the surface. But I believe that the inner conflicts created with the multiple DHCP,ACK,metric,TACCOS and all that other stuff makes this super annoying. Your solution involves simple router protocols, MCL, and umm....cisco.
    Its been my pleasure-
    andeanlogic

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    mliang83

    Ok, first of all, your Verizon Wireless DSL Router is or act as a DHCP Server already. You don't need to connect the second router to it, because the Verizon Wireless DSL Router should already built-in 4 LAN Ports. All you have to do is connect all your three computers to it. You can connect your Linksys Router to it, if you have the amount of devices more then the numbers of the ports of your Verizon DSL Router that you need to connect to internet with wire. Than you should connect your linksys router's one of the LAN port to the one of the LAN port of the Verizon Wireless Router, not the WAN port. Then your linksys router will act as a hub or a switch, and you can connect three more devices that require to connect to internet with wire. You will have to give an ip to your linksys router too.

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    w2ktechman

    the cable comes in from the coax, to the cable modem. Then it goes out in a LAN cable, hook that end up to your router.
    setup your router per instructions, and connect all of the computers to the router.
    If your dsl provider gives you 1 IP to use, give that IP to the router. Also, if you get a username/PW, those should be put into the router as well.
    If your router (doubt it) does not have extra LAN ports, then you can purchase a hub (less than $20) to split the connection to all of the systems, or you can get a switch for a little more.

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    a.gounder

    My wireless dsl modem doesn't have coax connector. It uses RJ11 phone connector. So, first I have to connect RJ11 connector to wireless dsl modem. Then one end goes to WAN port on the dsl modem and another end goes to WAN port on the wired linksys router. Then all my pc connected through wired routers. Am I right? please help me.

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    Yup

    w2ktechman

    ! :)

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    a.gounder

    I set user name and password for my wired linksys router. Wireless DSL Modem has different user name and password. Is there any conflict going to happen?

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    w2ktechman

    I do think that it may have a problem unless you are talking about the admin username/PW, in which case this is perfect.

    Best to try a connection from a system that is all patched up, does the Internet come up?

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    a.gounder

    My dsl service is not yet ready. I am little confused now. The wireless dsl modem comes with a installation cd. When I install this cd, does my wired router cause any problem. Which one should I turn on first dsl modem or wired router or both at the same time. I also need to find out what's my dsl ip address is. I am confused about which step should I take first.

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    w2ktechman

    Just take the connection settings that were given to you (username/PW) and enter this info into the router to connect. Then everything connecting to your router should be able to access the Internet just fine (proxy settings may need changing).

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    a.gounder

    I changed password and set to dynamic on my linksys wired router. Then I hooked up wireless dsl modem to wired router. I turned on computer. Since I don't have verizon dsl account setup, I have to use cd to go through account setup wizard. The account setup wizard did not like the wired router. So I removed the wired router from the wireless dsl router and I hooked wireless dsl router directly to the computer. Then the Account setup wizard did not complain. First it tested the dsl connection, then it walked me through to setup username and password. Once the account setup wizard completed, I could able to connect to the internet. Right now, my linksys wired router is sitting on my desk doing nothing. what do I do now. please help me.

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    Dumphrey

    of wireless DSL Modem do you have? If it is wireless, it almost certainly has a router component built in. If it does not have more then one LAN port, you may be better off with a wireless Bridge and a switch then a router. When you go into the modem configuration, do you see an option to set up DHCP?

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    a.gounder

    The wireless router that I got from Verizon is called Westell Versalink ADSL+2. I just found out this one has no uplink port. I see only four ethernet port and one RJ11 port. Right now, Internet is working with one computer. The wired router Linksys is already configured to use dynamic ip addresses.

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    So

    Dumphrey

    if you plug another computer into one of the other 3 rj45 ports on the Versalink, can you get that computer to access the internet?

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    CG IT

    didn't go through all the posts to see what else was said, but the Verizon Westell ADSL+2 wireless router/modem.

    To get the wireless to work, you have to use the key provided by Verizon [on the documentation or on the bottom of the router] without the key, you can't connect wirelessly.

    any router connected to the Westell must be on the same subnet as the LAN address of the Westell. That means the WAN port configuration is the Westell LAN [with the default gateway on the WAN port as the Westell router and ISP DNS]. Best to use a static address.

    The router should be connected via straight thru ethernet [not crossover] to the Westell. For the router LAN, best to make it a different subnet that the westell subnet.

    the whole configuration would look something like this.

    Westell :
    WAN addressing provided by ISP
    LAN IP : 192.168.1.1 -254
    mask : 255.255.255.0
    Gateway: 192.168.1.1 [westell router address]
    DNS ISP DNS

    Linksys router:

    WAN addressing static 192.168.1.3 or 4 or
    Mask 255.255.255.0
    gateway 192.168.1.1 [westell router]
    DNS ISP DNS

    LAN IP address 192.168.2.1 -254
    mask 255.255.255.0
    gateway 192.168.2.1 [linksys router]
    DNS ISP DNS.

    Clients behind the Linksys will get the linksys addressing and use the ISP DNS with the linksys as the default gateway.

    clients behind the Westell will get the Westell addressing and use the ISP DNS with the Westell as the default gateway.

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    Dumphrey

    to me. But if you just want to connect all your computers, a switch would have been much easyer. Im not sure why you want a second network when you say you have 3 computer.

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    a.gounder

    I would like to try the configuration on the Westell and Linksys routers, but how do I connect Linksys router to Westell or wise versa. The Westell router doesn't have uplink port. It has only four ethernet port and one RJ11 connnector. The Linksys router has one WAN port and four ethernet ports. Last time what I did was I hooked up one end of the ethernet plug in to Westell router and other end to Linksys WAN port. From the Linksys router I connected all 3 computers, but I couldn't get Internet to work. I also have problem setting up home networking. The Internet works without Linksys router. I don't want to get ride of Linksys router. All my computers are in one room. I prefer to use wired router. Please help me.

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    Dumphrey

    them run a cable from one of the ethernet ports on the Westell to the WAN port on the linksys. You also may need to configure it all a little differently. In theory, the Westell should get an IP on its wan port from your ISP, and pass DNS info along to anything connected to its 4 ethernet ports. So, if DHCP is set up on the WEstell, it should give the linksys a dhcp address, dns info, and a default gateway. So, it follows that if you plug a computer into the linksys, it will pass dns and a new gateway to its DHCP clients. A client on the linksys would look just like the linksys to the Westell because of NAT configured in the linksys. And the Westell should support NAT out its WAN port as well, but it may not be configured. I did this at home with a cisco 870 and a linksys 5somethingG. I kmnow it can be done, but I have a feeloing I used RIP between them.
    Its Friday afternoon, and Im ready to go home =) If my logic seems flawed let me know and Ill get back to you on monday. Ill try to look and see what i did at home.

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    a.gounder

    I still couldn't get internet connection when I connect my pc to linksys router. I am sure that something wrong with the configuration. This is what I done for the linksys router. I changed the ip address to 192.168.2.1. connection type is PPP. Then I entered my dsl user name and password. Then I entered my Westell Versalink MAC address on the linksys where it says mac clone. I also checked that DHCP is enabled. I don't know what else do I have to do. Do I have to change any configuration on the Westall versalink dsl router. I am not sure if I am using right cat 5 cable to connect between two routers. Please help me.

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    CG IT

    before you go any further, please give us the configuration in this type of format.

    Westell router

    WAN address
    subnet mask
    default gateway
    DNS

    LAN address
    subnet mask
    default gateway
    DNS

    Linksys router
    how did you connect it to the westell?

    WAN address [static address on the westell subnet which is the actual IP address]
    subnet mask
    default gateway
    DNS

    Linksys LAN address
    subnet mask
    default gateway
    DNS

    without this information, everyone is just guessing

    I will say this, the connection type on the Linksys router is wrong, you don't enter your user name and password and you don't clone the westell MAC address onto the Linksys router.

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    a.gounder

    What if I change PPP to bridge under the vc configuration on the Westell Versalink router. On the Linksys router change type to PPP. Is that gonna work?

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    CG IT

    unless we know the configuration & addressing scheme you have for both routers, we're just guessing at what might be the problem.

    configuration = if you changed the westell router to be just a modem, then we need to know that [least me] because the assumption is you've got 2 routers there.

    when you connect 2 routers together via ethernet, you use a straight through type of cable. one end on the westell 4 port switch, the other end on the linksys WAN port [NOT LAN port].

    After that, it's addressing which includes IP address, subnet mask, default gateway and DNS servers for both routers on all interfaces and also on the computer which is connected to whatever router. We also need to know what router the computer is connected to.

    The Westell versalink wireless router is also the DSL modem, so it MUST be connected to the DSL line [there's really not way to switch it around because the linksys doesn't have a RJ11 port, but there are some who've tried.]

    once we know the configuration and addressing, then we can look at it and make suggestions.

    it's not very complicated to do, but rule # 1 if a configuration doesn't work, change it back to the default. you don't add another configuation to a configuation that doesn't work .

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    a.gounder

    Here is the configuration:
    Westell Versalink DSL Modem IP Address: 192.168.1.1
    Linksys IP Address: 192.168.2.1
    Connection Type: PPPOE
    DHCP enabled

    Phone line RJ11 goes to the Westell router. I hooked up one end to Ethernet port and other end to Linksys WAN port. My computer connected through Linksys ethernet port.

    This is what I configured in the Linksys router.

    IP address is 192.168.2.1
    I enabled PPPOE
    Checked round button to keep alive connection
    Enabled DHCP Server.
    Under the MAC Clone, I entered Westell router MAC address.
    Is this information enough? Please help me.

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    CG IT

    here's the deal....

    The Westell is your connection to the internet. you can set the Westell as either a modem or a router. If you want the Westell wireless function, it needs to be set as a router.

    I'll assume the Westell is a router.

    Westell
    WAN port = public address x.x.x.x
    if you have to log in to get an address or use a protocol to obtain an address you configure the Westell with the protocol they say to use and the user name and password. The router will then obtain a public address from your ISP along with a subnet mask, gateway address and DNS information. You'll need the DNS information to configure the linksys routers and client computers [if you use a static addressing scheme].

    Westell LAN
    you can configure whatever private addressing scheme you want. for the sake of simplicity, I'll use the standard class C

    Westell router address 192.168.1.1
    subnet mask 255.255.255.0

    If you use DHCP then DHCP will provide clients connecting directly to the Westell router either through the 4 port switch or wireless connection an IP address, subnet mask, default gateway and DNS servers. Note: The default gateway for clients on the westell router is the westell router LAN address. DNS servers is always your ISP DNS server addresses.

    Linksys Router [connected to the Westell LAN 4 port switch]

    WAN port [static address only]
    IP address 192.168.1.10
    subnet mask 255.255.255.0
    default gateway 192.168.1.1 [westell router lan address]
    DNS is ISP DNS servers.

    The Linksys router is on the Westell LAN so it must have a Westell LAN address and the same subnet mask.

    Linksys LAN

    IP address 192.168.2.1 [different subnet than the Linksys WAN port]
    subnet mask 255.255.255.192 [which gives you 62 host addresses available
    default gateway is the Linksys LAN address 192.168.2.1
    DNS is ISP DNS server.

    note: if you use DHCP on the linksys LAN then you must configure DHCP [you can not use the default values. Therefore you use the 192.168.2.1 subnet the 255.255.255.192 subnet mask, specify the Linksys LAN port [192.168.2.1 address as the default gateway and use the ISP DNS servers.

    clients which then connect to the linksys router via the 4 port switch would then obtain the proper subnet addressing,default gateway and DNS servers to use.

    I would reset the Linksys router to default values so that you get rid of the Westell router MAC address. The linksys does not have to have the westell MAC address if it is not being used to obtain your public address from your ISP.

    If you have configured your Westell router to only be a modem [non routing fuction], then you might have to clone the Westell MAC address to the Linksys. This is only if your ISP registers the MAC address for subscribers and only allows that MAC address to obtain an address for Internet Service.

    DNS is ISP DNS server

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    Dumphrey

    it right. Not sure if he said this or not, but you prpbably want to turn off the PPPoE button on the linksys. That translation will be handled by the westell.

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    el.crowe.pasa

    Sadly, jacking around with my buddies setup did not prove successful. there are many rational inherent ways to configure such a setup, most of the "IT" people mentioned ideas or solutions they read in an O'Reilly PDF for A+ Cert. One guy did mention his working setup, and how he things RIP protocol might have been involved. Well.....guess what????? yea.
    OK, Im not trying to be rude to the community that extended their time and effort trying to help you. Here's a lil bit of fat I put on my head last night I'd like to share with you.
    1. No two routers can both be DHCP enabled.
    2. trying to config 2 routers with incompatible firmwares isnt something you want to tackle, not even macgyver should waste his time.
    research RIP protool and NAT and what that lil "METRIC" checkbox does.
    3. research Mesh Hopping Networks/ Mesh Connectivity Layer (MCL)

    And so, dont burn up all that fat on your head trying to sort WANs and DESTINATIONS and LOCAL parameters, its really really simple crap....on the surface. But I believe that the inner conflicts created with the multiple DHCP,ACK,metric,TACCOS and all that other stuff makes this super annoying. Your solution involves simple router protocols, MCL, and umm....cisco.
    Its been my pleasure-
    andeanlogic

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    mliang83

    Ok, first of all, your Verizon Wireless DSL Router is or act as a DHCP Server already. You don't need to connect the second router to it, because the Verizon Wireless DSL Router should already built-in 4 LAN Ports. All you have to do is connect all your three computers to it. You can connect your Linksys Router to it, if you have the amount of devices more then the numbers of the ports of your Verizon DSL Router that you need to connect to internet with wire. Than you should connect your linksys router's one of the LAN port to the one of the LAN port of the Verizon Wireless Router, not the WAN port. Then your linksys router will act as a hub or a switch, and you can connect three more devices that require to connect to internet with wire. You will have to give an ip to your linksys router too.