How to Configure a Westell 327W Modem

by Hollan Johnson

Westell 327W came out in 2005 and is still in use today as a simple and powerful DSL modem. Not only is the Westell 327W a wireless modem, it is also a wired modem that has 4 Ethernet jacks for different computers or other devices. If you want to configure a Westell 327W with a computer it is quite simple as long as you have DSL Internet.

1

Plug the Westell 327W into a power source and plug the phone line into a phone jack and into the modem. Wait until all of the lights on the modem are green.

2

Plug the Ethernet cable into your computer, for a wired connection. For a wireless connection, put up the Westell 327W Modem’s antenna.

3

Select the Westell 327W Modem from the list of available Wi-Fi connections on your computer, if you are connecting wirelessly.

4

Open the web browser on your computer and type in “launchmodem” or “192.168.1.254” into the address bar and press “Go.”

5

Type in your user name and password. Press “Connect.”

Tip

  • You may need to upgrade the Westell 327W modem’s firmware if you have a new computer.

Warning

  • The Westell 327W modem only works with DSL Internet connections. It does not work with cable Internet connections.

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About the Author

Hollan Johnson is a freelance writer and contributing editor for many online publications. She has been writing professionally since 2008 and her interests are travel, gardening, sewing and Mac computers. Prior to freelance writing, Johnson taught English in Japan. She has a Bachelor of Arts in linguistics from the University of Las Vegas, Nevada.

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