Siemens SpeedStream 4200 Bridge Mode




This document outlines the procedure to configure the Siemens SpeedStream
4200 from BigPond as a bridge. I found the instructions on the Siemens
web-site confusing and thought I would write a simplified version with
illustrations for easy reference. Some of the default settings such as
modem IP may be different for no BigPond modems.

Disclaimer: I accept no responsibility for any damage that may occur while
following this HOWTO. You do this at your own risk. If this is not acceptable
then do not follow the procedure outlined below.


Step 1: Make sure your modem is configured to its factory defaults. Here are
the instructions provided by Siemens Siemens ADSL Modems page.

Step : Connect your modem to your hub or directly to your pc using either
USB or Ethernet. Make sure your IP address is in the correct range (e.g. 10.0.0.1)
otherwise you will not be able to access the modem.

Step : Open up your browser and in the url bar and type in http://10.0.0.138 SpeedStream Configuration page.

Step : Login to the modem using the "Login" menu option on the left hand side of the page as pictured.

Login page

Step : Next select the "Setup" option from the menu on the left. The menu will expand and you
will be able to access the "WAN Interface" option from the menu.

Login page

Step : Here you will have to click on the "Create New VC" button at the bottom of the page.

Login page

Step : You will now have to fill in a few fields and make sure certain items are selected.
In the box next to VPI you need to enter "8" and in the box next to VCI you need to enter "35"
both without the quatation marks.

Next make sure that the radio button next to LLC is selected and at the box at the bottom of the
page contains PPPoE. Then click on the "Next" Button.



Login page
The important areas are circled in red

Step : Select the radio button marked as "PPPoE".

Login page

Step : Select the radio button marked as "Bridge Only".

Login page

Step : Click on the button marked "Finish".

Step : Click on the button next to the original VC "PPPoA" labeled "Disable".

Login page

Step : Now click on the button next to the new VC "OE BRG" labeled "Enable".

Login page

Step : Now you can click on the reboot link at the bottom of the page then
click on the reboot button when it appears.
Congratulations, your Siemens Speedstream 4200 should now work as a bridge.
Connect your modem to your router or dedicated firewall and it "Should" work.

This HOWTO Written by: Jacob Comber
I can be found on whirlpool as phoenixthesmeg