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Westell ProLine 6100 DSL modem with generic wireless router

Westell ProLine 6100 DSL modem with generic wireless router

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Contributor DRL
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I am planning to purchase the Starter Verizon high speed internet plan.  It comes with a free Westell ProLine 6100/6110 DSL modem.  The combined modem and wireless router is $55.  I have a wireless router (Linksys and Cisco).  Can I use the Linksys or Cisco wireless router with the Westell ProLine DSL modem, or will I have compatibility problems?  Thanks.
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To use that modem with a router, I point to:

URL: http://www.dslreports.com/faq/13600

Location: All DSLR (dslreports.com) FAQs » Verizon Online DSL FAQ » Hardware » How do I use a router with the Westell 6100?

^^

Otherwise, you will...

#1 NOT be able to go anywhere online because of Double NAT.

#2 Or if you can go some where online then..

..For example: If you want to allow users from the net to connect to your computer, you can't just portforward in your generic wireless router. You must also portforward in the Westell 6100. (Called Double NAT Forwarding)

Points to: portforward.com -> Other Guides -> Port Forwarding Behind Two Routers?

^^

I will leave this up to you on what you want to do. Good luck.

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