My internet provider is Verizon and I have DSL. My modem is Westell VersaLink Model 327W. My first question is, can the modem I have be used as a router? When I try to install the router is says that it has detected another router.
I bought the router so I could play online but during setup I keep running into problems. My first problem was when it asked me: "Are you replacing an existing router" which doesn't make sense to me because as far as I know I have no router, just a modem. The options are:"Yes I am replacing my existing router"or"No I want to keep my existing router and use both of them". I don't know what router it's talking about. Should I choose one over the other?
I also want to know if the end result that is correct have my modem and router both on? I ask because during the set up I'm prompted to unplug my "old" router, which I don't have...so I don't know if I should keep my modem off or on. A few times I was able to kinda setup everything, just my router couldn't find an internet connection, my modem was off, and it started asking about me about something that had the word "Dynamic" in it, there was one with PPoP or something, another that said in parenthesis it was only for Australia.
I am so confused, is the router going to be my modem? Should my modem be connected to my router? Should the ethernet cable from my hard drive be connected to my modem or router when everything is finished....Can anyone help me out? Thanks.