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How to Configure a Westell 327W Modem

by Hollan Johnson
Agustina Dowling /Demand Media

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.

Step 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.

Step 2

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

Step 3

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

Step 4

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

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.

Items you will need

  • Ethernet cable
  • Phone line

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