Routing one modem through another?

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I have an ADSL modem, a ComTrend CT-5071, as it calls itself.
A piece of crap.

The question is, I also have a 2Wire Home POrtal with a router built
in, as well as wireless networking built into it. I want THAT to work
instead! But my provider bns all modems but their own, it
seems....Surewest? Ever heard of them?

Is there any way to route the crappy modem into the nice 2Wire one
somehow and take advantage of its nice networking capabilities? I don't
want to have to go buy a new router or a wireless router....


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Don't think so.  There is no "WAN" port on the 2wire except for the
telephone jack.
Possibly use it as a hub, but tough to setup.

you might try getting all of the detail settings of your current modem (vp,
vc, key code, etc) and see if you can match those to settings in the 2wire
device...

good luck



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An alternative is to scrounge another Ethernet card and slave your other
machine or what ever off of that one.

If you have a small bridge lying around you could plug the second Ethernet
card into that and slave even more devices off of it.  Kind of a build your
own router sort of thing.



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