01-09-2009 09:14 AM - edited 01-09-2009 09:17 AM
I've been searching this forum, and have found some chunks of responses, but I'm still somewhat confused...
I have at the moment a Linksys WRT300N router, connected to the Internet through an Alcatel Speedtouch Home ADSL modem, on an ISDN line.
As I don't need the ISDN anymore, my network operator will next week "downgrade" my ISDN line back to simple PSTN line, which implies changing the splitter from an ISDN model to a PSTN one (done by the engineer of the operator) and also changing the ISDN compatible ADSL modem to a PSTN one.
As I am very happy with the Linksys gear I allready have, I went for a Linksys AM200 ADSL Modem. On the box, it is mentionned it can be connected to a PC or to a router. However, all indications in the setup manual I downloaded (I have not yet opened the box ) refer to straight connection to a PC, including providing PPPoE parameters, DHCP configurations, etc...
I don't need all that stuff, as everything is allready configured up an running in my WRT300N router. Will I be able to get the AM200 working straight out of the box, simply swapping it with the Alcatel Modem? Or will I need to configure it in a special way to disable all the stuff I don't need in the modem (NAT, DHCP, PPPoE configuration, ...) ?
Also, I understand the modem has IP address 192.168.1.1 as standard. Will I be able to access its configuration interface trough the router, which is confured as 192.168.2.1 ?
I found it frustrating that the documentation did not provide some basic info on hooking the modem up to a router!
I'm trying to figure out beforehand what I will have to do, since once the line is swiched back to PSTN, the Alcatel modem will not work anymore, and I won't have any Internet access before I get the new AM200 up and running...
All help will be appreciated!
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01-13-2009 09:12 AM
Ik worked more or less that way - actually, I also replaced the router with a brand new WRT610N. I first connected the AM200 model directly to to the PC and connfigured it to set up a working Internet connection. Then I ran the setup CD that came with the router, connected all the stuff together, and the configurator did all the stuff automagically