I used to do tech support for SBC and I am familar with the 5100
series dsl modem
before you set up the router which version of the 5100 do you have?
there are 2 easy ways to figure this out. first does your dsl modem
have 4 lites or 5? if 4 you have the A series and you configure
authentication inside your dlink router.
if it has 5 lites you have the B series and the PPPoE client is in
firmware inside the modem.. the modem's IP is 192.168.0.1 and will
hand out 18.104.22.168 to the pc its connected to.
If you have the B series (lite sequence will be"Power, Ethernet,
DSL, INTERNET, Activity" the Internet like goes green when you
authenticate.) set up your router on a different IP, set it up to
accept DHCP from the upstream and assume its on an always ON
remember Dlink's use 192.168.0.1 as their router IP and its easier to
change it than that 5100.
Also there are settings in the 5100 B that can control the connection,
like connect on demand, always on.. idle time out etc...
its got some nice diagnostic stuff too for those with geek on the
On Thu, 6 May 2004 02:25:57 -0600, "House" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >