Westell 2200 USB drivers for Verizon DSL

Westell 2200 USB drivers for Verizon DSL

Post by hawkeye748 » Thu, 07 Oct 2004 08:38:34


A friend asked me to help a friend of hers set up Verizon DSL. By the
time I got there, they had the DSL Modem connected. When I started
going through the setup procedure, I realized that they didn't have
the Westell modem installation CD. They had already discarded the box
it came in, and they insisted there wasn't a CD in it, but who knows.
Anyway, the bottom line is, they don't have the CD and they need the
drivers. Naturally, I went to tech support on the Westell website,
but if you go to their particular model of modem, it simply says that
all tech support is provided through your ISP, blah, blah, blah, and
it didn't have the drivers for download. I tried calling Verizon
support on the phone, but I got fed up with the voice recognition
Help, which couldn't even recognize the word, "YES". I tried going to
the Verizon support web site, but again, it's an endless cycle of
irrelevant questions, and I couldn't find anywhere where you could
send them a simple request.

Her system barely meets the requirements for Verizon DSL with Win98
and a USB modem connection. The modem is Westell Wirespeed
B90-220015-04. Can anyone help me locate the USB drivers for that
model. I already tried using the drivers that Westell provides for
model 220010, but they weren't recognized.

TIA, Natty
 
 
 

Westell 2200 USB drivers for Verizon DSL

Post by David H. L » Thu, 07 Oct 2004 09:14:38

Use the Ethernet connection. It is more efficient and won't congest the 12Mb/s bandwidth of
the USB v1.x on that Win98 platform.

Dave






| A friend asked me to help a friend of hers set up Verizon DSL. By the
| time I got there, they had the DSL Modem connected. When I started
| going through the setup procedure, I realized that they didn't have
| the Westell modem installation CD. They had already discarded the box
| it came in, and they insisted there wasn't a CD in it, but who knows.
| Anyway, the bottom line is, they don't have the CD and they need the
| drivers. Naturally, I went to tech support on the Westell website,
| but if you go to their particular model of modem, it simply says that
| all tech support is provided through your ISP, blah, blah, blah, and
| it didn't have the drivers for download. I tried calling Verizon
| support on the phone, but I got fed up with the voice recognition
| Help, which couldn't even recognize the word, "YES". I tried going to
| the Verizon support web site, but again, it's an endless cycle of
| irrelevant questions, and I couldn't find anywhere where you could
| send them a simple request.
|
| Her system barely meets the requirements for Verizon DSL with Win98
| and a USB modem connection. The modem is Westell Wirespeed
| B90-220015-04. Can anyone help me locate the USB drivers for that
| model. I already tried using the drivers that Westell provides for
| model 220010, but they weren't recognized.
|
| TIA, Natty

 
 
 

Westell 2200 USB drivers for Verizon DSL

Post by hawkeye748 » Thu, 07 Oct 2004 22:36:19

I know that Ethernet is a better option, but she doesn't have an
Ethernet port, and she doesn't want to spend money on this old
machine. Are you saying that, if I add an Ethernet port, then I
wouldn't need any drivers for the modem?

Natty
 
 
 

Westell 2200 USB drivers for Verizon DSL

Post by Marilyn an » Fri, 08 Oct 2004 01:15:13

'm not sure you need any drivers. (Actually I believe that DSL modems and
routers do not have drivers, but rather "firmware" which comes installed;
and upgrades are flashed into the modem) My Westell 2200 did not come with
a CD and worked right out of the box. Note that the 2200 is a combination
Modem/Router (one port) and can be configured in several ways.

I *assume* you can access the configuration settings through the USB port,
but if you can't figure out how to do that connect it to an ethernet port
(on your computer, if necessary) and from your browser put
http://192.168.1.1 in the address window. This should get you into the
configuration screen. Play around looking for the appropriate settings.
Set it up for DHCP or PPPoE (depending on the type of interface Verizon is
using in her area) and, if PPPoE insert the User Name and password in the
boxes provided. Then (again if PPPoE) remove WinPoet (or if it is a new
installation, do not install WinPoet). The router in the 2200 will handle
the PPPoE protocol.

The Ethernet card is a separate issue, but as long as she has a space PCI
slot in the computer, I would go for it. I'm sure you can find a 10/100
ethernet car for around $10. I've even seen ads for them for free after
rebates.
--
Peace,
BobJ

"Natty Bumppo" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > wrote in message
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Westell 2200 USB drivers for Verizon DSL

Post by David H. L » Fri, 08 Oct 2004 06:33:31

ell stated Bob !

Dave




"Marilyn and Bob" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > wrote in message
news:lSU8d.2165$Ua.1688@trndny01...
| I'm not sure you need any drivers. (Actually I believe that DSL modems and
| routers do not have drivers, but rather "firmware" which comes installed;
| and upgrades are flashed into the modem) My Westell 2200 did not come with
| a CD and worked right out of the box. Note that the 2200 is a combination
| Modem/Router (one port) and can be configured in several ways.
|
| I *assume* you can access the configuration settings through the USB port,
| but if you can't figure out how to do that connect it to an ethernet port
| (on your computer, if necessary) and from your browser put
| http://192.168.1.1 in the address window. This should get you into the
| configuration screen. Play around looking for the appropriate settings.
| Set it up for DHCP or PPPoE (depending on the type of interface Verizon is
| using in her area) and, if PPPoE insert the User Name and password in the
| boxes provided. Then (again if PPPoE) remove WinPoet (or if it is a new
| installation, do not install WinPoet). The router in the 2200 will handle
| the PPPoE protocol.
|
| The Ethernet card is a separate issue, but as long as she has a space PCI
| slot in the computer, I would go for it. I'm sure you can find a 10/100
| ethernet car for around $10. I've even seen ads for them for free after
| rebates.
| --
| Peace,
| BobJ
|
| "Natty Bumppo" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > wrote in message
| news: XXXX@XXXXX.COM ...
| >I know that Ethernet is a better option, but she doesn't have an
| > Ethernet port, and she doesn't want to spend money on this old
| > machine. Are you saying that, if I add an Ethernet port, then I
| > wouldn't need any drivers for the modem?
| >
| > Natty
| >
| > "David H. Lipman" <DLipman~nospam~@Verizon.Net> wrote in message
| > news:<ONG8d.279$Ua.157@trndny06>...
| >> Use the Ethernet connection. It is more efficient and won't congest the
| >> 12Mb/s bandwidth of
| >> the USB v1.x on that Win98 platform.
| >>
| >> Dave
| >>
| >>
| >>
| >>
| >> "Natty Bumppo" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > wrote in message
| >> news: XXXX@XXXXX.COM ...
| >> | A friend asked me to help a friend of hers set up Verizon DSL. By the
| >> | time I got there, they had the DSL Modem connected. When I started
| >> | going through the setup procedure, I realized that they didn't have
| >> | the Westell modem installation CD. They had already discarded the box
| >> | it came in, and they insisted there wasn't a CD in it, but who knows.
| >> | Anyway, the bottom line is, they don't have the CD and they need the
| >> | drivers. Naturally, I went to tech support on the Westell website,
| >> | but if you go to their particular model of modem, it simply says that
| >> | all tech support is provided through your ISP, blah, blah, blah, and
| >> | it didn't have the drivers for download. I tried calling Verizon
| >> | support on the phone, but I got fed up with the voice recognition
| >> | Help, which couldn't even recognize the word, "YES". I tried going to
| >> | the Verizon support web site, but again, it's an endless cycle of
| >> | irrelevant questions, and I couldn't find anywhere where you cou
 
 
 

Westell 2200 USB drivers for Verizon DSL

Post by hawkeye748 » Wed, 13 Oct 2004 13:36:20

ell, it was an exercise in futility, or maybe not. I finally
convinced her that she really needed to upgrade the whole system,
because a lot of the new stuff she'd find online wouldn't work on her
current hardware. So she went out and bought a packaged system with
WinXP, ba-da-boom, ba-da-bing, problem solved.