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How to Connect Router to DSL Modem


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Aznbrainiac

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In which port do i connect my router to my Westell MODEL 6100 DSL modem
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The cable coming out of the wall goes into the Modem. The ethernet cable from the modem goes into the Internet Port on the router (not LAN1, LAN2, LAN3, LAN4 ports - those are for connected end devices).

Do you see ports with these names on the back of your router? If not, what ports do you have? What brand/model is your router?
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This is how my cable modem is connected. I don't think a DSL modem would be very different.
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Thank you for responding and your time.
There is no ethernet cable coming out of my modem though
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What kind of ports do you have on the back of your DSL Modem?
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Is your modem a ProLine ADSL Model 6100?

If so, what I'm seeing on Westell's site indicates there shoulbe be a power jack, DSL modular jack, USB port, Ethernet (RJ-45) port. You'll need an ethernet cable to connect the modem to the router.
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On a Westell 6100 DSL Modem there is a yellow ethernet port on the back of it. I work for Bellsouth tech support so there is a port on the back of it.
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Hi there.

I own a 6100 and I am good with them as I finally had some experience with them.

What kind of router do you want to hook up?
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Thanks everyone for their time and responses! I have finally got it. I linked my ethernet cable to the router-although the speed is a bit slow-Verizon 768KPs DSL service.
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Glad to see you got your router hooked up to the Westell 6100. Thats not even the hard part. If you dont like your speed, its possible that you're eligible for a speed upgrade. 768 is the lowest package. There isnt much of a price difference (if there still is one) between 768k-3M. Call Verizon, ask the tech to run a loop length test. That is the determining factor in whether or not you want to look into a speed upgrade. As long as you are below 10k you could go up to 3M with no issues if its available in your area. I havent noticed much of a speed difference though between 1.5M to 3M. Sometimes there is a interruption in speed when they do a speed upgrade. Sometiems there isnt. Couldnt tell you why, I dont have any contact w/the people working in the field.
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I can give you a little tweaking tips if you would like.
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