Can't connect LINKSYS router to DSL modem

I'm trying to set up a WRT54GS2 Linksys router with a D-Link DSL-2320b modem.  Have a Westell 6100 modem that is going bad, so I bought the D-Link to replace it. Originally had a D-Link router connected with the Westell, but the router overheats often and has to be reset.
I have been able to connect to the internet using the DSL-2320b modem only, but once I add the Linksys router I am not able to connect to the modem. The Linksys router came from a cable modem connection for which it worked fine.  I'm sure it has something to do with the fact that they both use the same IP,  I have tried changing the IP of the modem, but still having issues.
Any help will greatly be appreciated.  I'm still able to use my old setup to connect to the internet now, but the Westell shut down my phone line today and had to be turned off and back on.  I'm hoping to be able to replace this as soon as possible.   Thanks in advance...

Connect the Mode to the router on the Internet port and the computer to the router on the Ethernet port..If the IP address of the Modem is 192.168.1.x then,change the ip address of the linksys router to and power cycle the entire network and check...

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