How to Bridge a Motorola DSL Modem: 11 Steps - MakeSureHow
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If your DSL modem also also acts as a router, as many Motorola models do, you may have the option to disable its routing functions by placing the device into Bridge mode. While Bridge mode can cause a security risk, it can be useful if you are trying to connect to a Virtual Private Network (VPN) or want other computers on the Internet to connect to your computer directly. Bridge mode bypasses all routing functions, including DHCP services, the firewall, WAN and Internet setup. Once Bridge mode is activated you will need to reconfigure your computer to access the Internet.


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    Configuring Bridge Mode:Confirm that the Motorola DSL modem is successfully connected to the Internet before configuring it for Bridge Mode. You can do this by opening a Web browser on any computer connected to the modem via Wi-Fi, going to any website and then refreshing the browser.
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    Type the IP address of the DSL modem into the address bar of your Web browser. Unless you have changed it, the default address should be ""
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    Type your admin user name and password in the Login Screen. The Basic Mode Home page opens.
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    Click the "Expert Mode" link in the left menu. A notification window opens, warning you that using expert mode may make the device unresponsive. Click the "Yes, Enter Expert Mode" button.
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    Click the "Configure" link in the left menu, then click the "Connection" link. The Connection Configuration page opens.
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    Click the "Protocol" menu and select "RFC-1483 Bridge Ethernet LLC/SNAP" from the drop-down menu.
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    Click the "Bridging" menu and select the "Enabled" option.
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    Click "Save Changes." A notification appears asking you to restart the router. Click "Yes."
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    Connecting to the Internet: Open the Start menu and click "Control Panel." Select "View Network Status and Tasks" located the Network and Internet section of the Control Panel.
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    Click "Set Up a New Connection or Network," which is located in the Network and Sharing Center. Select "Connect to the Internet" from the available options and then click "Next."
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    Select "Broadband (PPoE)." Type the username and password supplied by your Internet service provider, then click "Connect."

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