Turns out this newer version 'ZyXEL 660 from Embarq' doesnt require PPPoE (set with username and pass... PPPoE is there though in wizard setup ) Embarq uses ENET ENCAPS.
OK... Below is a guide to enable bridged mode
Is very easy to follow and do.. easy to explain here on forum (very hard through pm on winmx)
To bridge this modem.
When the modem is bridged all of its routing functions are turned off and the device becomes a true modem only. (so no need to forward ports through it etc just let it handle net connection)
To bridge the modem follow these steps:
Type 192.168.2.1 into browser, hit enter.
1. The login screen for the modem will show. The modem’s default password (1234) will show up in the Password box. (Even if the password has been changed) Hit Enter or click on Login.
2. The next screen will prompt you to change the default password. Though it is not a requirement, you can change your modem password here. Once you have entered the new password click “Apply” or you can just click “Ignore”.
3. This is the Main Menu in the modem’s GUI. Click on “Diagnostic” listed under the "Maintenance" menu.
4. In the “Diagnostic Menu” select the “Network Layer” option.
5. In the “Network Layer Menu” Click the “Release” button.
This will release the IP address and allow the customer to pull an IP without waiting for the lease to expire.
6. Click the button labeled “Change to Bridge Mode”.
7. Once the modem has completed the change the following message will appear on the screen.
“Current operating mode is Bridge mode.
1. If you want to access the modem again, please manually assign the PC with IP of 192.168.2.2, subnet mask of 255.255.255.0.
2. If you want to get connected to the Internet, please reboot your PC.”
8. To take this device out of Bridged mode
, use the reset button. The modem will reset to DHCP in a routed mode using ENET ENCAPS.With the modem in bridged mode the network needs at least 15 minutes for the WAN IP address to update and for the pc to receive the updated address.
Once that address is updated then you should be able to connect and not have any restrictions.
(the above quote is probably to save customer service headache... net could be available again much much faster... if not... turn modem & pc off... back-on)