Type http://192.168.1.1 into your browser window, this will take you to the Westell 327 router home page (your router). There are tabs across the top, select configuration>wireless>basic, that will take you to the wireless operation window which probably says disable. Click the drop down arrow to select enable, then click save at the bottom. From this same window you can enable/disable wireless encryption or change the wireless channel among other things. The default on this router is wireless off so if you pressed the reset button on the back, the wireless is probably turned off. You also will have lost your user name and password which you can re-enter from the home page, same address as above, (hopefully your ISP gave you them and you saved them somewhere). You should see Connection Overview in the middle of the screen, select profile editor, enter your user name and password in the appropriate boxes, check the box for always on and click save. This should restore the operation unless there really is something wrong with the router. They are usually pretty reliable.
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If you dial back the security to WEP, does it connect?
Back to WPA though... when editing the Network Connections... Check SSID is correct. Mode "Infrastructure". IPv4 Settings is Automatic (DHCP). IPv6 Settings method is Ignore. Wireless Security is WPA & WPA2 Personal and the password is correct.
I have found that some routers do not like text and numbers mixed in the password. After having a ton of problems I set up the wireless password to all numbers and haven't had a problem since.
Prior to that the wireless would work for a day or so and then quit. It was frustrating.
Also, when the router calls for text or hexadecimal I have found that they really don't mean text unless it is between A to F, which isn't really text but a hexadecimal number.
So, take the simple approach. Put in all 5's for your password. You can change it later if everything works, but use all 5's just to see if you can get going.
Don't read this part if you already know this.... You have to connect a computer via a hardwire ethernet cable to the router to set the password encryption. I used 192.168.200.1 as the IP address to get to the modem. Put the IP address in your browser address bar and you should come up with a screen that is addressing the modem. Select wireless security or some similar sounding menu item and then make your selections.
After you do this, and before you disconnect the ethernet cable, try to get on to the internet using the hard wired ethernet cable. That will be bypassing the wireless routines. If you can't get on via the ethernet cable direct connection, it is unlikely that you will be able to make the wireless work because there is a problem downstream from your computer -- the modem or perhaps the connection at the street.
Once done you can remove the ethernet cable from your computer. Go to NETWORK CONNECTIONS and properties and set the identical parameters WPA, etc in the properties including the all 5's password.
If you have set the wireless to connect automatically it should connect to the internet.
That modem is in itself a router. However it only has one Ethernet port and no means of broadcasting a wireless Internet Signal which makes its function of a Router somewhat useless. What you need a(n) (wireless) access point. The Access Point will give you more Ethernet slots allowing more computers to be connected to the modem/router via CAT5 (Ethernet) cables. Depending on if you get a Wireless access point or not you might also be capable of using a wireless adapter to connect to the 2wire and get Internet access.
Let me know if I need to clarify any of the points above or if I can assist you further.
I think you have lost your PPPOE internet connection. Reestablish the connection. If this is not the problem, click your wireless connection on the taskbar and search for your wireless device and reconnect. BPCS