# Westell 327W Wireless Modem/Router

by Astronuc
Tags: 327w, modem or router, westell, wireless
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A friend has one with his DSL service. I was planning to put in a wireless router (which I may still do depending on need) and discovered that the Westell 327W modem also has a built in router with cable/wireless capability.

There is a forum that deals with DSL matters, and it addresses this particular system.

I found this useful.
http://www.dslreports.com/forum/remark,12262394

Note in method one -
192.168.5.2. should be 192.168.50.2 - the third numbers (octet) should be the same.

One can use the modem/router strictly as a modem and let the separate router be the network (LAN and DHCP) controller.

I'm used to a dump modem without the router built in.
 PF Gold P: 7,363 I had a separate DSL modem and wireless router years back, and when we moved out here, the phone company supplied a DSL modem/router with both wireless and corded ethernet capabilities. Now I have a very expensive/currently useless Linksys wireless router kicking around. If you want it, say the word and I'll ship it to you.
 Admin P: 21,827 Well I may have a surplus wireless router now, since I didn't check my friend's system first and just assumed he had a DSL modem, and I didn't think to ask first or check it out. Had I known that he had a Westell 327W or equivalent then I wouldn't have bothered buying a wireless router. On the other hand, depending on how well the Westell works, we might still use the Linksys for added security. My friend is looking for the Westell documentation because I need to access the setup/config pages which are password protected. So folks - keep track of your documentation - particularly usernames and passwords. Passworks should be 8+ characters including special characters like @#$%^&*!, but not so complicated you can't remember them. P: 3 Westell 327W Wireless Modem/Router  Quote by turbo-1 I had a separate DSL modem and wireless router years back, and when we moved out here, the phone company supplied a DSL modem/router with both wireless and corded ethernet capabilities. Now I have a very expensive/currently useless Linksys wireless router kicking around. If you want it, say the word and I'll ship it to you. Do you still have that extra Linksys router? If so, if it is "G", does it still need a new home? Thanks! P: 3  Quote by Astronuc Well I may have a surplus wireless router now, since I didn't check my friend's system first and just assumed he had a DSL modem, and I didn't think to ask first or check it out. Had I known that he had a Westell 327W or equivalent then I wouldn't have bothered buying a wireless router. On the other hand, depending on how well the Westell works, we might still use the Linksys for added security. My friend is looking for the Westell documentation because I need to access the setup/config pages which are password protected. So folks - keep track of your documentation - particularly usernames and passwords. Passworks should be 8+ characters including special characters like @#$%^&*!, but not so complicated you can't remember them.
Finally got my parents to get DSL & Verison sends them that Westell (Model Number
D90-327W15-06). What a pain! My mom runs into trouble every now & again, and now I can't netmeeting and/ or rdc. Saw directions, but can't get it 2 work right...
PF Gold
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 Quote by takenitlight Do you still have that extra Linksys router? If so, if it is "G", does it still need a new home? Thanks!
It WAS a G and it is in a new home already. Sorry!
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 Quote by turbo-1 It WAS a G and it is in a new home already. Sorry!

Thanks 4 the quick response!

Have a great weekend!

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