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Connection I have a Westel 327w DSL modem and my internet connection is Ethernet, but I want to run another line to another pc which is USB. It worked fine until I updated the PC from ME to Windows 2000, and now it is telling me I have to have the Westel USB drivers.

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What are you trying to do?
what OS so I can give the correct info too.
Just in case I found the PDF on this unit maybe this will help answer your question.....

http://www.yu.edu/cms/uploadedFiles/MIS_ANS/Academic_Computing/Troubleshooting%20Westell%20327W%20DSL%20Gateway%209-19-05.pdf

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How do you set the router up!!! no diagram to hook up to desktop


How you connect it depends on how you plan to use it. Let me explain:

Some people have a dsl line (high speed internet connection) and their modem from their internet provider only has room for one computer cable to connect and use the internet. If the customer has more then one desktop computer they want to connect to the internet, they will need to buy a router. A router provides multiple ports for several computers to connect to the internet at the same time.

If you have a dsl modem already and bought a router to add additional computers to your network - then follow the instructions below to set it up:

Connect your phone cord from the wall into the dsl modem. Plug in the power cable from the dsl modem to the wall and turn it on. Connect an ethernet cable to the dsl modem (ethernet cables are the ones that look like a regular telephone cord but the ends are a little larger) and connect the other end to your router. Make sure you plug this cable into the port marked "ethernet" on your router. There is only one port for your internet connection line coming into the router, the rest of the ports are for adding computers only. Some routers say the word "ethernet" near the port for the internet connection. Others have a picture near or or brackets around it to show that it is different then the others. Plug in the power cord to your router and turn it on. Make sure you turn on your modem first and let it warm up before connecting your router. Modem power on first, then router power on - always.

Now connect an ethernet cable to your router and connect the other end to the pc you wish to use on the internet. Do not turn on your pc until the ethernet cord is attached. Your dsl modem has to be powered up first, followed by your router and then your pc. All in that order.

Your computer should automatically sense the internet connection upon start up. You can verify that your connection is installed correctly and that your pc is sensing it by looking at the bottom right side of your screen near the clock area. You should see a picture of a computer monitor that represents your internet connection status. Sometimes they glow green when they are healthy. Sometimes they show a red X on top of them if they are disconnected from the internet. If you can't find the Icon for your internet connection on the bottom right side of your screen, unplug the ethernet cable from the back of your pc - while watching the bottom right side area and plug it back in again. Watch for a change to locate the icon. Sometimes there is a downward pointing arrow near the clock which needs to be clicked on to open up the area and view the icons.

Thats all! One line from the modem to the router - another line from the router to the pc - and the internet should be up and running fine.

If you bought a router combination modem - then its the same as above - just without a separate dsl modem. (i.e. Connect the power cable from the router/modem to the wall. Connect the ethernet cable to the port marked "ethernet" for your internet connecton and connect the other end of the cord to your pc. Then turn your pc on. Router/modem power on first and pc power on second in that order)

All the lights on your modem should be green and steady - except for the one marked internet or connection which is usually flashing and moving. If you have any red or yellow lights then you need to troubleshoot and correct the problem before your internet connection will work.

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I followed the CD instructions for connecting the router to my modem, and I am unable to get a connection. I took the thick yellow ethernet cable and connected one end to my PC, and the other end to the...


Contact your Internet Service Provider (DSL or cable) and let them know you're hooking up a router to your modem. They may have disabled the router feature in the modem and will need to identify it on their system for it to work correctly - they should walk you through the process (it's free). The thinner yellow cable you mentioned - is it a USB cable? Sorry, I've never heard of such a cable unless it's USB, Ethernet (the thick cable), or a phone line cable - the cables used for a network.

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Possible to connect a laptop using ME w/ a zyxel modem to a Westel 327W router to a dsl server?


Yes it is possible. So long as you know how to configure your Westel router to connect to the modem.

Jan 01, 2010 | Routers

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Switching from a verizon 6100 dsl modem to a 327w versalink


make sure that your old setup not still on go to connect to from the start and right click on the connection and see the one that you are using is present

Nov 08, 2009 | Westell Wirespeed VersaLink...

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I have switched to a Westell VersaLink 327W from a older Westell Wirespeed. The Wirespeed communicated via USB and the new Westell communicates via Ethernet. How do I get the computer to see the modem?


If you are using a Westell DSL modem with ethernet connection, then you connect the modem's ethernet port to the computer's network card. This also uses an ethernet cable. Good Luck

Jul 19, 2009 | Westell Wirespeed VersaLink...

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Switching DSL Modems


Your dsl line stays the same. you're only changing your dsl equipment.

if you are not able to go online using the 327w, you might need to have it configured depending on the type of connection that you have. if you are using PPPoE (which means you enter a username and password on the modem to connect to verizon) you need your 327w configured for pppoe. but if you are using DHCP connection, any modem or routers should be plug and play.

Most verizon customers from the west coast uses DHCP while those on the east coast uses PPPoE.

You can call tech support to make sure which type of connection you are using.

Mar 29, 2009 | Westell Wirespeed VersaLink...

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No internet signal between router and desktop pc.


have you plugged everything in with the modem off and the router off?
have you tried unplugging the linksys for a sec then plug it back in?
also have you checked the pin connection on the plug on both the computer and the router?
what are the lights indicating?

Oct 14, 2008 | Routers

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Hi I can only use the Westell 327W with DSL


This Westell 327W can only be use with a DSL internet connection since this is a DSL modem..

Hope that helps.........

Sep 19, 2008 | Westell Wirespeed VersaLink...

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Cannot connect using westel 327 from verizion --lights blinking(dsl)


If they are charging you for the use of the westel, just tell them you don't need it. I would keep using your other modem that works.

Jan 28, 2008 | Westell Wirespeed VersaLink...

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Wireless router installation


Please see my response to this question. Your university's connection is most probably a LAN connection, so you'd need to follow the instructions as if you had a cable internet connection (unlike DSL, a LAN connection and cable internet connection don't require authentication with the ISP).

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