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How do I configure my Westell 7500 or Netgear 7550 modem to work wirelessly?

To configure your Westell 7500 or Netgear 7550 modem to work wirelessly:
  1. Open a web browser (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox) and go to 192.168.254.254
  2. Click the Wireless Settings tab.
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  3. Select Basic Settings from the menu on the left.
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  4. Make sure that wireless is turned On Create an SSID. This will be the name of your wireless network.  Click Apply.
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  5. Select Advanced Security Settings or Security Settings from the menu on the left.
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  6. For Wireless Security Select WPA On the next screen, create a WPA Shared Key. This will be the password for your wireless network. You do not need to make any other changes to this page Click Apply.
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That's it! Your modem is now configured to broadcast a wireless signal.

For more information on preparing your computer to connect to the wireless signal, please visit the Wireless Network Setup FAQs.

Here's a quick video to show you how to configure your modem to work wirelessly:

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