I am about ready to start blaming the black helicopters
I want to establish a DSL connection at my house. This shouldn’t be hard!
Except that Bellsouth (ATT) pushes their modems down one’s throat. They want $75 for a very nice modem/wireless router. Except…
They apparently have limited the wireless access point to 1 computer unless I pay them more money. And a LOT of home network information (MAC addresses, local LAN IP addresses) seem to be available to the WAN. Anyway, I don’t like it. Nothing to hide, but why expose yourself to someone else making a mistake and accusing you of something bad? So I want my own router and modem on DSL.
So far, it hasn’t worked well. I tried 3 different routers (Linksys, DLink and Netgear) and while I can talk to the routers directly (all this is over wire) and I can talk to the Westell (ATT) modem directly, I CAN’T get packets to go through my 3rd party router to the Westell modem. I can’t access the modem web page.
I configured one place (my child’s apartment) to do what I want with no problem. But I had a 3rd party modem.
I did get my Netgear router to work on my Dlink cable modem, but can’t achieve that with the DSL modem.
Has anyone successfully done what I plan to do with a phone company modem? Specifically Westell?
Tech Support is predictably useless. I call the phone company and they can’t help me with other equipment. I call the equipment supplier and they can’t figure out what is wrong. I have no expectation that tech support will assist in this effort.