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Absolutely, it is as simple as plugging in the westell to the befsr41. However all that will do is split the cable so it can accomodate multiple devices. BUT, the befsr41 is a wired router, to go wifi pick up a wireless router. This wireless router replaces the befsr41. I like the linksys (Cisco) 1000 or the 2000. If they have the Wrt54g thats best. Good luck! Dont worry it is pretty simple.
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.
Connect the NetGear WAN/ Internet port to the WAN/Internet port of the Westell cable modem, then connect your PC to any of the ports on the router
Shutdown your PC. Unplug the power from the router and the cable modem. Wait 30 sec. then plug in the power to the cable modem, wait 30 sec. then plug the power to the router. Wait till you have "Internet" light then restart your PC. The PC should pick up an IP address and you should be able to get on-line. This is if you have a cable service provider. If you have DSL, the router needs to be configured with PPOe
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Westell makes a line of broadband home networking products that enable
residential customers and users in small businesses to access and share
broadband services. These inexpensive DSL router/modems offer
multi-users Internet LAN access for home or business applications. The
Westell router/modems allow you to have the benefits of the "always on"
high-speed broadband Internet connection without losing the ability to
receive voice calls over the same phone line.
one end of the Ethernet cable to the computer's Ethernet port. Connect
the other end to the Ethernet port on the back of the Westell router.
the barrel end of the router's power cord to the connector labeled "12
v" on the back of the router. Plug the other end of the power cord into
a wall outlet.
Connect one end of the DSL phone cable to the DSL line jack on the back of the router. Connect the other end to the wall jack.
Wait for the Ready and the Link LEDs to glow steady green. The router is now ready to use.