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Configuring a Linksys WRT54G router to work with a Westell 6100 modem for Verizon DSL

Tonight I've been having a bitch of a time configuring a Linksys WRT54G router to work with a Westell 6100 modem for Verizon DSL. After an hour or more of bushwhacking through help forums, I was lucky enough to run across this post in this thread at Broadband Reports. I made a couple of changes to the WRT54G's "Basic Setup" screen, and suddenly everything was fine!

Specifically, I followed Dslammer0's suggestion and changed the values of the "Host Name" and "Domain Name" fields of the "Basic Setup" screen to the following values:
Host Name : Verizon Online
Domain Name : myhome.westell.com

That was it! I'm typing this blog entry at a computer connected to my new Wireless-G router :)

I've never had problems when I've configured Wireless-G routers to work with cable or DSL before, but then again this is the first time I've configured one for Verizon DSL.

Another I learned (tho it may have been in a different thread) was that I should change the "Local IP Address" of my Wireless-G router from 192.168.1.1 to something else, such as 192.168.2.1. This is because the DSL modem was already configured to listen on 192.168.1.1. This change was also made from the "Basic Setup" screen.