How to Set Up a Windstream Modem in Bridge Mode

Windstream Communications offers a DSL modem with a built-in wireless router. If you already have a router on your network and want to keep using it, put the Windstream modem's router in bridge mode. Bridge mode disables the Windstream router's ability to pass out IP addresses. It then acts as a standard DSL modem and allows your existing router to handle IP address allocation.

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Open the browser on your computer and enter "192.168.254.254" in the address bar. Press "Enter."

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Click the "Login" option on the left side of the screen.

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Enter "admin" for the username and password, then click "OK."

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Click the "Setup" link on the left menu bar and select "WAN Interface."

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Click the "OE BRG" link and select the radio button for "RFC-2684 Bridged."

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Click "Finish," then click the word "reboot" in the sentence "A reboot is required before the new configuration takes effect" at the bottom of the screen.