01-09-2011 09:01 PM
I am setting up new DSL service through AT&T using a Westell modem and a Cisco E3000 router. Does anyone have any suggestions on the best way to configure these two together? I am not sure what services should best be handled by the router or handled by the modem.
01-09-2011 09:42 PM
01-10-2011 07:05 AM
Yes, the Westell is only a modem, not a router.
The E3000 will be the only router for my home network.
I have been reading the discussions on having PPPoE on either the modem or the router, and on having DHCP on either the modem or the router, but not both. I have limited experience setting up a home network and was hoping someone could offer a recommendation on the best way to set up a basic network using a DSL modem and the E3000.
01-10-2011 07:42 AM
01-10-2011 09:28 AM
It is a Westell ProLine Modem, http://www.westell.com/broadband-home-networking/p
Yes I havae Internet access directly connected to the Westell Proline Modem, and PPPoE is configured on the modem, not the PC.
01-10-2011 10:50 AM
As the E3000 can do PPPoE the best way to set it up would be to use the Westall only as modem and the E3000 for PPPoE and everything internet related. For this, you have to configure the Westell into "bridge" mode. You didn't write the exact model of your modem. In a manual for a 6100 it should be configurable on "VC Configuration" where you can change the protocol from PPPoE to "Bridge" and "Bridge" mode (not Routed Bridge or other). In bridge mode it works like a normal modem would do. You can then connect the internet port of the E3000 to the modem and configure the E3000 for PPPoE. It should then be able to connect directly to the internet. Please check the manual for the Westell for more information. It should be the same for the Siemens.