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My Westell USB cable won't connect to my Netgear router!

Any solutions? The Westell cable has a unique plug end which doesn't fit to the Netgear router. Any ideas?

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  • Carl Navarro
    Carl Navarro May 11, 2010

    I have an idea, but you're not going to like it. A typical Westell cable modem has TWO jacks on it, one being a USB and the other being an ethernet. Try the ethernet port.



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I like to know how to install my router to my modem westell 7500

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If you are connecting the Westell to the Netgear router, you need an ethernet connection(a different cable---AN ETHERNET CABLE)

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