I wondered when they would lock down the ISP modems like that. The older Westell 6100 I had from 2000 did not do that. I see they did update the firmware because setup was from the dark ages.
Let me explain. By moving to a more friendly setup, they also lock it to the ISP.
I have an extra westell 6100 modem that I want to set up as a spare for when my orginal stops working. When I hook it up it makes the connection but send me right to a verizon page for activation. The problem is I'm now with frontier. The verizon ID and password no longer work. How do I get pass this. I'm runing windows XP sp3 any help would be appreciated. I have already reset to factory defaults and that didn't help.