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ok so its pretty easy to hook up a router to cable internet since everything just automatically sets for you but i have only hooked up 2 routers to att dsl. normally you have to go into the modem settings and turn it from "router" setting to "bridge" setting. then in the router you have to change the WAN to PPoPE and put in your dsl username and password. the only problem i have with this is that most people don't remember the username and password because they only use it once when they setup the account and never use it again. i was reading that maybe there is an easier way. leave everything on the modem the same but turn the router to bridge mode and everything should work like that. has anyone done it this way or any other such was that was not mentioned. any tips would be great. i just have some friends grandparents that need a router hooked up and i would rather do my homework and research the best way instead of wasting time with trial and error for hours on end. again any help would be great and i hope all this makes sense but if anything is unclear just let me know. also the router i will be using is the cisco valet because hudsons's had some on sale for $32 still in the wrapper. thanks again
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Im pretty sure just setting it up as a bridge and keeping the router settings will work smile.gif.
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Originally Posted by crackzattic;12897338 
ok so its pretty easy to hook up a router to cable internet since everything just automatically sets for you but i have only hooked up 2 routers to att dsl. normally you have to go into the modem settings and turn it from "router" setting to "bridge" setting. then in the router you have to change the WAN to PPoPE and put in your dsl username and password. the only problem i have with this is that most people don't remember the username and password because they only use it once when they setup the account and never use it again. i was reading that maybe there is an easier way. leave everything on the modem the same but turn the router to bridge mode and everything should work like that. has anyone done it this way or any other such was that was not mentioned. any tips would be great. i just have some friends grandparents that need a router hooked up and i would rather do my homework and research the best way instead of wasting time with trial and error for hours on end. again any help would be great and i hope all this makes sense but if anything is unclear just let me know. also the router i will be using is the cisco valet because hudsons's had some on sale for $32 still in the wrapper. thanks again

Access the router interface and look for internet connection type. Set the router to Automatic Configuration(DHCP). Thats the setting that youre looking for. smile.gif Since its a cisco router, you can access its interface by typing 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.2.1 on your address bar. Given that your router is hooked up to your pc. That should take care of it. wink.gif
Edited by bogey1337 - 3/28/11 at 3:35am
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Originally Posted by SKl;12899566 
Im pretty sure just setting it up as a bridge and keeping the router settings will work smile.gif.

ok so if i leave the modem alone and just change the router to a bridge it should work?
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Originally Posted by ObsessiveCompulsive;12899623 
Access the router interface and look for internet connection type. Set the router to Automatic Configuration(DHCP). Thats the setting that youre looking for. smile.gif Since its a cisco router, you can access its interface by typing 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.2.1 on your address bar. Given that your router is hooked up to your pc. That should take care of it. wink.gif

Don't set the router for PPPOE (bridged), set the router connection type as DHCP (or 'Automatic', as Linksys often refers to it). There should be a drop down menu on the 'Setup' page in the router settings page (ObsessiveCompulsive described how to get to this settings page above).

In the dropdown menu you will have PPPOE, Static IP, and Automatic. Select Automatic and it should work fine with no change to the modem.
Edited by Malisk - 3/28/11 at 10:19am
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post #6 of 8
It depends on which hardware do you want to take control of routing.

If you want the DSL modem to control that, set the modem to PPPoE and the router to DHCP.

If you want the router then set the modem to Bridge and the router to PPPoE.

I have a Linksys DSL Modem set as bridge with Buffalo router (w/ DD-WRT firmware) set as PPPoE and I cannot be happier about network performance. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by alawadhi3000;12902825 
It depends on which hardware do you want to take control of routing.

If you want the DSL modem to control that, set the modem to PPPoE and the router to DHCP.

If you want the router then set the modem to Bridge and the router to PPPoE.

I have a Linksys DSL Modem set as bridge with Buffalo router (w/ DD-WRT firmware) set as PPPoE and I cannot be happier about network performance. smile.gif

i just want to do it the easiest way. the problem i had with setting the modem to a bridge is that most people don't remember the DSL username and password so i can't set it in the router. thanks for the help
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Easiest will be what ObsessiveCompulsive said.
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