To save this item to your list of favorite Light Reading content so you can find it later in your Profile page, click the “Save It” button next to the item. One gets the impression that they do indeed need some instructions on the heels of their boots. Because the Westell is actually a router and by default blocks ports, some popular games and applications may not work correctly. It has since been replaced by the Westell W as of mid It uses ethernet connectivity as opposed to USB or PCI that frees up pc resources and makes the modem not OS specific so it does not require any modem drivers. These procedures are most- most appreciated as all service launched beautifully. What is the current firmware version level for this device?

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Wait until it is completely finished its startup and press the reset button on the back of the modem. Step modrm After the modem has restarted you will automatically be connected to the internet. Click on Save and Restart Connection at the bottom. The BellSouth supplied W is specifically designed with a unique firmware, interface, and features that are different from the standard retail W models.

Therefore changes must be made to open certain ports or assign a specific IP to a computer.


In some instances interleaving can help raise the noise margin to an acceptable level. For instructions on configuring Westells and external routers, please reference these FAQs: I wish they were smaller, had a better chipset, and were easier to set up.

Username and password on the modem will be disabled when you select “bridged ethernet” connection and save the settings. Telecom Innovators Video Showcase. There are three common ways to configure the Westell to work correctly; each with it’s own advantages and disadvantages.

This FAQ has three major sections: Anyway, I am having trouble with westrll and I am looking to replace it. For example the BellSouth model does not have a built in firewall like the retail version. No, but it is a very popular myth that is propegated by poor help desk training and urban legend.

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Select Keep live and enter seconds Redial Period field. Westell User Guide: I could not get uTorrent speed above 15 kbps and instructions from portfowarder. Username and Password on modem must be completely blank. Proffitt Forum moderator August 19, 8: This is the default mode for the Westell, westelk as stated above it doesn’t always work correctly. Click on Connection Configuration from the right menu.

Should I enable it?

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Click on Update software from PC button to start the manual update. Open a browser session and enter ” A new pop-up will appear called Host Device.


It requires you to click a “connect” button that is accessed through the modem interface On Demand – Automatically initiates a connection when you make an internet request. The BellSouth supplied Westells Models A or B are specifically designed with a unique firmware, interface, and features that are different from the standard retail models.

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Click on Configure from the menu and then Connection mode, the sub-menu. You can choose one or the other for connectivity but you can not use both simultaneously. Other Linksys routers including wireless routers are similar and can use the basic setup of this FAQ. This will launch the Westell Modem Interface.

Reset the router to default by pressing the reset button for roughly 20 seconds exact placement of the button differs per model.