I just switched from cable service to BellSouth DSL. DSL setup and installation went perfectly and my Internet connection is fine -- browser, e-mail, and newsgroups.
With the cable modem, I was running the cable modem into an SMC Barricade Router. Outputs from the router went to my desktop computer and to a wireless access point.
When I plug the output of the DSL modem into the SMC router, I cannot access anything from my computer -- the modem and router are not recognizing each other. The modem is a Westell model ????? provided by BellSouth. With the CAt 5 cable from the modem going directly to the Ethernet connection on the computer everything works fine.
Is there a trick to getting the modem and the router to work together, or, does BellSouth configure their modems not to work through common routers thereby forcing me to sign up for their home networking option?