Instructions for configuring a Westell DSL modem, models 2100/2200/6100 (Models A90-210030-04, B90-220030-04, B90-610030-06 and C90-610030-06, respectively) to Bridged Ethernet.

 


NOTE: The best configuration for networking a Linksys router or Linksys router/IAD (or any other external router) with a Westell DSL modem is to configure the Westell DSL modem to "Bridged Ethernet" mode and allow the Linksys to do the routing and DHCP functions.  (If your Westell model is newer than what we highlight here, you should still be able to use these directions and screenshots to take you through the easy process of bridging your modem.)  This requires setting the router to use PPPoE, where the username and password for the DSL account are set onto the router.  This effectively makes the DSL modem a pass-through and the authentication for the account occurs on the router itself.