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Can't connect to internet with new WRT54G using Verizon DSL

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by wabbit, May 21, 2005.

  1. wabbit

    wabbit Network Guru Member

    I replaced my old linksys cable/dsl router with a WRT54G. While it connects to Verizon, I can't get any PCs (wired or wireless) to connect to the internet. I'm using the Verizon Westel modem. Anbody have any ideas ?

    PS. tried turning off the firewall and lower the MTU number, still nothing. The old 802.11B Wireless router works fine.

    It came with the latest firmware available
  2. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    Which Westell modem do you have? If it is a Westell Versalink 327, you can set the modem in bridge mode and use the WRT54G to handle th PPOE and the DHCP server or let the Versalink do the PPOE and DHCP functions and set up the WRT54G as an access point only by setting it as a DHCP client and disabling the DHCP server on the unit. You must alsoset the router as a router only and not a gateway. If the modem is one of the older Westell modems from Verizon, they are set in bridge mode already and the WRT54G must handle the PPOE and be the DHCP server. Wha information do you get on the status screen of the WRT54G? What LEDs are lit or blinking on the WRT54G?
  3. wabbit

    wabbit Network Guru Member

    It's an older modem Model B90-36R515-01 (BellAtlantic Infospeed).
    I have the WAN light and LAN light. I even get an Ip address / gateway and dhcp server. It says connected. I set the router to PPOE with login info same as my older linksys. Still nothing. When I attempt to access a webpage, I see a few blips on the activity light on the modem and get page not found. Last night I shut down the modem hoping something would timeout and when I logged in this morning still same result. Fustrating .....
  4. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    It may be defective. If you connected the modem to the WAN port and the status on the status screen says connected you should able access the Internet. Can you ping YAHOO.COM by its name and or ip address? I read on the DSLReports web site that Verizon was beginning using MAC addresses, so try using MAC address cloning. Do you get an DNS server address, when you check the status of the network connection. Verizon uses and for its DNS servers.
  5. wabbit

    wabbit Network Guru Member

    Thanks for the help. It turned out to be defective.

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