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Hook up westell 327w to linksys router

How do i hook up & set up a westell modem to a linksys wrt54gs ? (because new laptop is not compatable with westell)

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  • Anonymous Mar 04, 2008

    I recentally purchased a HP laptop model dv9715nr to which I want to use my westall router for the wireless connection. When using the HP wireless assistant it asks you to select the current router that you have from a list that does not include the westell unit. How do I proceed. Is there a web site to download the westell information to my computer?

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2008

    just bought a new dell laptop and unable to connect via the westell wireless. lan ports to the dell work fine.

  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2008

    my cd-rom is not reading the cd for the wireless usb aparter i need a website to download it on line

  • Assylum Apr 22, 2008

    My daughter has an HP Pavillion dv2214us. The Network Assistant tool (and other methods) yields "not supported". I've had two other HP laptops without this problem, but they weren't Vista either. The Westell DSL Modem/Wireless router is a 327W, standard issue from Verizon in the greater LA area.

  • carengreg Aug 27, 2008

    I have a new dell laptop and it is asking for a network key. It is an open connection.

  • Mike Wright May 11, 2010

    How is it not compatible? If the westell can plug into a linksys, it can plug into your computer.

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I had same problem 2 months ago where my hp laptop would not
connect to westell 327w. I found solution at verizon web site,
they had an update for the westell modem. After the update my
laptop connected to the westell modem no problem. A router was never needed.

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The wireless won't work. i have the same problem. westell modems aren't compatible with wireless function on some laptops therefore routing signal through a wireless router allows that. it can be done, i've done it but after modem was reset having issues. keep searching it can be done...

thanks for the vague and non-informative answer though whoever that was.

Posted on Feb 05, 2008

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Can i hook my westell 327w to a linksys befsr41


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.

Jan 01, 2012 | Computers & Internet

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How do I hook up my Westell wireless router to the zhone modem so I can use my laptop. I have to use a dedicated line with a zhone modem to get DSL service. I want to hook up my wireless router Westell...


Connect the Westell wireless to the Zhone as if the Westell is the PC that used to be connected to it. Then connect the PC (through any available port) only to the Westell. That's the WIRED connection. For the wireless to work, after connecting through the WIRED connection, there should be a CD that came with it that will help you configure the wireless.

Feb 18, 2010 | Zhone 6212-I3-200 Router

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Westell versalink 327w from bellsouth can't connect


Howdy,

I do not think this modem will work for you. Contact O.T.C. to be sure. For a few details...

I presume that you can access your Westell wireless modem/router 327w with the IP address of - 192.168.1.254. (Or you can simply type "launchmodem" in the address bar - (one word - no quotes)) This will definitely get you in. You will then see the setup menu. If you see the Bellsouth FastAccess Internet Service logo then you know you definitely have a Bellsouth modem.

Now, let's presume, you are using a Westell wireless modem/router 327w made for Bellsouth/ATT. If this is the case, as stated above, you will see the Bellsouth Logo on the setup page. Additionally, it is stated on the page below, that you cannot use a Bellsouth modem/router for any other ISP (Internet Service Provider) This is due to the Bellsouth/ATT firmware that Westell builds into this modem/router.

This is the page link:
http://www.dslreports.com/faq/bellsouth/3.141_Westell_327W__wireless__Info#13772

This is the relevant quote:
"The BellSouth supplied 327W (model C90-327W30-06) is made exclusively for BellSouth FastAccess. They are functionally different from retail Westells (or any model designed for use with other ISPs) and the firmware between them are not compatible and can not be interchanged."

That being said, you still might attempt to use this 327W with orlando telephone company but I do not know if it will work. (Doubtful...) I use the Bellsouth 327W and it is GREAT. (With Bsouth/ATT) Good luck.

P.S. - Please be advised that Westell does manufacture an identical 327W that does NOT have the Bellsouth/ATT firmware.installed. This is the "generic" version I suppose but I have no experience with this one. If you need more just ask. :)

Good luck,

J

Oct 07, 2009 | Westell Wirespeed VersaLink...

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Set to work with centurytel instead of bell south


Howdy - You may have a two fold problem here. First of all the Westell wireless modem/router 327w has the access IP address of - 192.168.1.254. (Or you can simply type "launchmodem" in the address bar - (one word - no quotes)) This will definitely get you in. You will then see the setup menu. That problem solved...

Now, from what I understand, you are using a Westell wireless modem/router 327w made for Bellsouth/ATT. If this is the case, you will see the Bellsouth Logo on the setup page. Additionally, it is stated on the page below, that you cannot use a Bellsouth modem/router for any other ISP (Internet Service Provider) This is due to the Bellsouth/ATT firmware that Westell builds into this modem/router.

This is the page link:
http://www.dslreports.com/faq/bellsouth/3.141_Westell_327W__wireless__Info#13772

This is the relevant quote:
"The BellSouth supplied 327W (model C90-327W30-06) is made exclusively for BellSouth FastAccess. They are functionally different from retail Westells (or any model designed for use with other ISPs) and the firmware between them are not compatible and can not be interchanged."

That being said, you still might attempt to use this 327W with centurytel but I do not know if it will work. I use the Bellsouth 327W and it is GREAT. Good luck.

P.S. - Please be advised that Westell does manufacture an identical 327W that does NOT have the Bellsouth/ATT firmware.installed. This is the "generic" version I suppose but I have no experience with this one. If you need more just ask. :)

May 29, 2009 | Westell Wirespeed VersaLink...

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DSL line disconnects on WRT54GS only


Try to change the LAN IP address of your router to 192.168.2.1 by accessing the router's Setup page. You also need to set your Westell modem to "full-bridge mode". You need to ask assistance from your ISP to bridge the modem. After that, set-up the Linksys router to PPPoE then power cycle it.

Apr 15, 2009 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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Ps3 key change timeout using westell 6100 modem on verizon


there might be a problem with the Linksys router, the Westell 6100 should be 1st set to bridge mode in order for your router to be connected to it. or there could also be a proble on the Verizon server.

Apr 10, 2009 | Westell Wirespeed LiteLine 6110 Modem

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Cannot get wireless router to work with Xbox 360


Does the westell router only have 1 ethernet port, if so a ethernet hub would be better, they can be baught for about £10.
You will need to input your account settings for your broadband conection into your new router for it to work, with this router all you actually need to do is connect it to the 360 with an ethernet cable, if you want to use it wirelessly you need to buy a wireless adapter for the 360 for about £30 - £60 depending where you buy it.

Jan 02, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Changing from DSL to Road Runner Turbo


I'm sorry to say but you cannot bypass the modem capability of the DSL Westell Modem/router because that is really made to function as a DSL modem and a router at the same time, so the best way to make everything work here since you change from DSL to Cable internet just need to get a wireless router like a Linksys WRT54G that can make everything work again like before.....

Nov 05, 2008 | Westell Wirespeed VersaLink...

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Westell router modem hook-up


No. That device is a DSL gateway. It is exclusive for dsl connection.
You can use a Linksys WCG200.

Mar 23, 2008 | Westell Wirespeed VersaLink...

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