Hi all, first time posting here. Sorry to be a bother but, no matter what I've done and tried for the past three days, I still cannot connect to the internet through the linkysys wireless router (which I want as there are 3 PC's sharing the connection). Internet connection works fine if PC is connected directly (wire) to the modem. Router - WRT54G - latest firmware installed Modem - Aztech 600E - which has router capabilities and an IP address. Things I've done: Switch the linksys router IP address to 192.168.0.1 while the modem remains at 192.168.1.1. (Netmask is 255.255.255.0 on both units) - otherwise by default, the linksys router and the modem BOTH have 192.168.1.1 as the IP. Powercycled/resetted everything so many times. Set the modem to bridge mode - though I'm not too sure if I've done this correctly because: 1.) the modem cannot be accessed at 192.168.1.1 a few minutes after i change it to bridge mode. 2.) the linksys router still refuses to connect to the internet through the modem and returns the same message all along "cannot find IP address of PPPoE server". IT will try to connect 4 times before giving that message. one more thing to note, though i don't know how important it is. my linksys router FAILS to show the current time on its status page. even after the firmware upgrade that went smoothly. In bridge mode I also turned off DHCP in the modem while DHCP is on in the router - but still wont' let me connect through the internet through the router. Have also tried to connect the modem to streamyx through the modem console - but that also doesn't work. it needs some vci/vpi setting or something like that (dont know what it is). i tried that because i was told to use the linksys router as a switch/access point and to use the router capabilities in the Aztech modem. Questions - where does the username/password for my internet connection go to? In the linksys router or in the modem? Could someone please explain to me what bridging does in simple terms and is it better to use bridging as compared to using the modem as a router and the router as switch? Can anyone help? I'm getting very desperate. Thank you.