View Full Version : Please Help! WRT54G and Westell 6100 modem/router

12-09-04, 09:52 AM
I can not get my brand new wireless hub to connect to the internet. Please Help! I have the Westell B90-610014-06 and the Linksys WRT54G. I set the Westell to Bridge under Configuration on the VC configuration Menu. I do this by resetting the PPPoE option to Bridge, and I leave mode at Bridge. (Should I be changing mode to Routed Bridge or Proxy bridge and if so what about all the settings that pop up if I do select one of these?) I then power down the Westell, then the computer. Then I plug the Westell into the correct port on the back of the Linksys and plug port 1 from Linksys to the computer. Then power up the Westell and wait for a solid green DSL light, then power the Linksys, then computer. I go into the Linksys page set it to PPPoE, put in my username and password(both are correct). Should I fill out anything else here? I click on status and it does show it connected but with a 69 ip address so I can't get anywhere. I click disconnect and reconnect but always get the 69 ip. I have tried my stay alive time at 180, 45, and 20 seconds, but this has not made a difference. I have been fighting with this for 2 days now. What am I doing wrong? Thanks in advance.

12-09-04, 11:46 AM
Ok, I am now connected but I can only get to a few websites. So far amazon and google load just fine, but anywhere else and IE times out. Yes I did clear all temp files so its not old pages loading for these sites. I can also get a solid connection with bearshare. By the way apparently the 69 ip address is good. I guess its very apparent I know little about networking. Oh and the way to connect the Westell and Linksys is really simple. Just reset the westell then power down it and the computer, then plug everything up the way it is supposed to be. Next just power up westell, linksys, and computer;in that order. Then just give linksys username and password. So what can I do so I can go anywhere on the web?

12-09-04, 07:32 PM
Ok I got it working if anyone else ever has this issue it is an easy fix. Just lower the MTU, mine is at 1300.