Bridging Guide

Westell 6100

Login Information

Gateway - or

Username - admin

Password - password or admin or password1


Verizon Firmware (Red/Black)


Bridging Guide

  1. Plug the computer into a LAN port via an ethernet cable.
  2. Open a web browser.
  3. Log into the router by entering the default gateway into the address bar of the internet browser. Example
  4. The router will then prompt you to enter the username and password.the default user name and password are: "admin" and "password"/"admin"/"password1".
  5. Click on My Network, and then Network Connections on the left hand side.
  6. Click on "Broadband Connection DSL", and you will see one of two screens:
  7. If the connection is using PPPoE, proceed to the next step.  If the connection is using DHCP, you will need to click on "Release" and then proceed to the next step.
  8. Locate the "VCs" section, find the line that is Enabled and click on the edit button on the right hand side (looks like a little notepad)
  9. On this page, change the protocol from PPPoE to Bridge.  If the connection is using DHCP, it should already be set to Bridge.
  10. Once the protocol has been changed to Bridge, make sure that the "Bridge Mode" option is set to just Bridge and click apply.
  11. (These next steps may not be needed on some hardware versions.) Now click on My Network and Network Connections again, then click on LAN.
  12. On this screen, uncheck "Private LAN DHCP Server Enable" and click apply.
  13. Now that the unit is bridged, make sure you enter the PPPoE settings on the router (if needed) and power cycle to sync up the devices.

NOTE- Some ISPs like Verizon is switching customers to DHCP so they don't need to enter the PPPoE info into the Router - Just confirm what Connection type either PPPoE or DHCP and select the correct option on the router.


Westell Firmware (Blue/White)


Bridging Guide

  1. After logging in to the device, click on Configuration and select "DHCP Configuration from the drop down menu.
  2. Change DHCP Server from Private LAN to Off and click on Save.
  3. Next, click on Configuration and select "Private LAN Configuration from the drop down menu.
  4. Uncheck "Private LAN DHCP Server" and hit save.
  5. Click on Configuration and select "VC Configuration" from the drop down menu.
  6. Click Edit for the row that has "PPPoE" in the Protocol column and "Enable" in the Status column.
  7. On this page, change the Protocol from PPPoE to Bridge, and verify that the Mode is also changed to Bridge.
  8. Click on Set VC, and reboot the gateway when prompted.

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Last updated July 4, 2018 Views 8 Applies to: