Verizon Wireless 802.11b/g Wireless Router w/ 4 Switch Ports $6.50 EXPIRED
Deal DetailsPromoted 02-18-2010 at 10:58 AM View Original Post
Verizon Wirelesshas Verizon Wireless 802.11b/g Wireless Router w/ 4 Switch Ports for$10 - 35% coupon DROID35 = $6.50 with free shipping. Thanks yuugotserved
Verizon Home Router
$19.99 - $10 Online Discount - 35% Code DROID35
= $6.49 with Free Overnight Shipping
The Verizon Router delivers high performance Wireless–G broadband routing. Connect to your modem and Netbook, Network Extender, or Verizon Hub and enjoy:
* Excellent Wi–Fi coverage and throughput
* 4 times more output power than standard 802.11g products
* Easy configuration
* Wi–Fi protected access to ensure your connections are secure
For more information, please refer to this the thread from last time HERE
Please look here http://search.vzw.com/?market=107...&b2eFlag=N
Appears to be the same router that was listed individually for different netbooks.
Quote from bbser :How I hooked up.
1. Plug internet (i.e. cable from ur modem) into WAN port.
2. Plug computer into any of the LAN ports
3. Power up & log on to 192.168.200.1 (name: admin password: password) to turn on Firewall
--wish you would have bought more and not been scared by folks saying this was locked and no good.
ignore all the VoIP/VoLAN
...however VoIP/VoLAN VLAN (virtual [wireless]LAN) is always on so there will always be an active wireless signal from this device even when you turn the wireless off.
it is not "locked" to verizon as far as the basic router functionality goes.
Has [?deactivated?] [Standard USB type A] USB 1.1 Port (i.e. print server)
NO pre-made custom firmware avail. (ex. tomato, dd-wrt) --roll your own firmware (mod the linux build)
discussion on DD-WRT forums [dd-wrt.com]
READ THE MANUAL HERE (it's also on your cd) > http://www.mediafire.com/?njqjo0tzynn
USB port is powered and active. But there is no software to configure it yet, according to manual
OEM specs: http://www.westell.com/broadband-home-networking/versalink-7501-voice-over-wlan-gateway.html
Westell/Verizon "Open Source uncompiled" Firmware [westell.com]
Any Linux gurus..... Please hack the firmware. Instructions are provided on the same webpage.
Quote :How to install and build the open source package
You should have the following files:
UPDATE per hard_where on dd-wrt form:
If you want to compile the source from westell extract the linux tools (toolchain) to /opt/toolchains, not /opt as the readme specifies. After this change it will compile without issue. I have successfully compiled the firmware and it is very similar to openwrt
As root cd to /opt/toolchains and install A90-750115_toolchain.tar.bz2 as follows:
tar -xvjf A90-750115_toolchain.tar.bz2
From your working directory install the source as follows:
tar –xvjf A90-750115_VER01_00_00_02.tar.bz2
To make the source package execute the following commands:
The resulting upgrade file App.upg can be found at SW/targets/A90-750115
This upgrade file can be applied from the modem's GUI firmware upgrade page under the Advanced tab.
Quote from mikefxu :Westell VersaLink 7501
Fully Connected in the Home:
A 4-port 10/100 Mbps Ethernet switch, 802.11b/g wireless access,
and a USB 1.1 host provide connections to desktop and portable
PCs, wireless handsets, and shared printers. The gateway supports
up to 253 users behind it’s NAT router an sophisticated stateful
packet inspection firewall.
High-Performance 802.11b/g Wireless:
VersaLink’s internal antennas and 400mW of output power provide extended
range and throughput for all devices. Fewer dropouts and higher
speeds define the wireless experience.
For VoWLAN applications, advanced QoS features ensure that voice
quality is unaffected by high-speed data traffic in the home. VersaLink
provides a separate SSID for VoWLAN devices and power management
to extend handset battery life.
All 7501-related hits on verizon: http://search.vzw.com/?all=u1&i=1&market=94531+All+NY&q=7501&st=&submit=SEARCH&u1=q
Broadband router with advanced VoWLAN performance and features for dual-mode handsets, delivers fixed-mobile convergence for IMS and UMA networks using dual-mode handsets, along with wired and wireless networking throughout the home.
* 802.11b/g WLAN access point
* Four-port router with firewall, NAT, DHCP, DNS
* Ethernet connectivity to any broadband network
* Remote configuration and management
* Fast and simple installations
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Access Point Intructions:
Quote from digitaldawg :
Got mine today. I set this up as a second wireless access point to get better WIFI coverage in my house. I already had an ethernet cable run to the other part of my house, so this worked out great. Been wanting to do this for a while and for $6.50 this deal can't be beat.
Steps I did to make it an additional access point in case anyone else wants to do it:
1) Plug computer into Verizon router with ethernet cable(any port except WAN).
2) Access admin page at 192.168.200.1. (username: admin password: password)
3) Cancel all the whining about not being plugged into WAN.
4) Go to Advanced-->Public Lan. Uncheck Enable DHCP Server and uncheck Public LAN Enable and Apply
5) Go Wireless Settings-->Basic Security Settings. Change the SSID to match your existing routers SSID. Change WEP key to match your existing wireless router and Apply. Note: If using WPA instead of WEP, click Advanced Security Settings and add the info from your existing router there first.
6) Go to Advanced-->Private Lan. Uncheck Enable DHCP Server
7) Change the VZ routers IP to a free address in the same range as your primary router. (For most that would be something like 192.168.1.254, assuming your primary router is 192.168.1.1) and Apply. This is the address you will use to access the VZ router for any further configuration.
8) Now unplug your computer. Plug ethernet cable into VZ router(any port except WAN) and plug the other end into your network.
It should now be working. You can test it by disabling wireless access on one of your routers and verifying that you can still connect to the internet using WIFI. Then do the reverse to check the other.
These steps worked for me. Use at your own risk.