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OldGeezer

@verizon.net

[modem/router] Mystery button on Westell 7500

Just received a replacement Westell 7500 for my defective Westell 327W. Everything is up and running just fine but for the life of me I can't figure out what the small gray pushbutton is for on the bottom left-hand corner.


Smith6612
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More likely than not it is a button for Quick Wi-Fi setup. A lot of consumer routers are starting to get those "Secure EasySetup" buttons.
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mking128

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College Point, NY
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reply to OldGeezer
Confirmed, that little (non-backlighted) button closest to the USB, DSL & Internet LED's is for Wi-fi. Look under the Wireless tab via your browser (192.168.1.1 - default)
and you will see it -

Simple Config
Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)

Begin Simple Config WPS is disabled

(Press that button to do it)

But .... it doesn't really do much in terms of setting it up to take full advantage of the Westell's security (WPA2, etc.)


OldGeezer

@verizon.net
reply to OldGeezer

Re: [modem/router] Mystery button on Westell 7500 - Resolved

Thank you gentlemen. I spent no small amount of time reading the manual but glossed over wireless setup because I had already completed that step manually. Sure enough, there it was on page 54. My face is red.