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 Step 2: Preparations for installing your VersaLink 327W wireless network
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Creating a wireless network with a Westell VersaLink 327W gateway in Windows XP

Before you begin setting up your wireless home network be sure that you have completed each item on the checklist below.
    Figure depicting a checkbox Review the wireless home networking system requirements.

    Figure depicting a checkboxReview the factors to consider before installing your wireless home network.

    Figure depicting a checkbox Confirm you have required hardware and accessories:

    • Westell VersaLink 327W gateway.


    • Westell Wireless USB adapter for each desktop computer you are connecting to your home network.
      • Note: The Westell wireless USB adapters are not compatible with WPA encryption. If you want to use WPA encryption with a wireless USB adapter, you must upgrade to the ZyXEL G-220 wireless adapter.

    • Westell Wireless USB adapter or Wireless Notebook adapter for each notebook computer you are connecting to your network.
      • Note: The Westell wireless USB adapters are not compatible with WPA encryption. If you want to use WPA encryption with a wireless USB adapter, you must upgrade to the ZyXEL G-220 wireless adapter.
      • Many newer computers are sold with wireless adapters already installed.You can use Device Manager to confirm whether your other computer(s) already have wireless adapters installed.




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