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Wireless connection on 2Wire modem/router

Q: Wireless connection on 2Wire modem/router

OK, here's the situation. I have a Dell E1505 laptop with Windows Vista that I use as my main computer. I am connected to the internet with a 2wire2701HG-T router/modem. I just bought a Acer Aspire One D250 with Windows 7 Starter and connected it wirelessly to the network. Now, however, when the Dell is connected to the modem by ethernet, my preferred connection for security, speed, and battery issues, the internet connection on the Acer slows down to nothing and soon disconnects. After a bit, it reconnects, but is still very slow, only to disconnect again. However, when I connect the Dell by wireless, everything works normally. Is this a modem problem, or is it an issue with one of the computers? I must admit, my networking skills don't go beyond being able to set up a network name and password.

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A: Wireless connection on 2Wire modem/router

i think we saw an issue recently with a cordless phone base station being next to the modem/router
http://forums.techguy.org/networking/972395-wireless-connection-issues.html

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I am having the exact problem (krustyzworld) had. I have an ATT 2701 2 wire modem/router that drops off when I use my wireless laptop, it works fine when I use a Ethernet cable connection. I have tried a second ATT 2701 with the same results. The only difference between (krustyzworld) and myself is I have the correct power source and my power light don't change (it stays on steady). What happens to me is that first the internet light goes out than the green dsl light goes flashing red, in less than a minute everthing returns to normal until the next random drop off.
 

A:Solved: 2wire modem/router loses all connection when laptop connects wireless

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I Need some help. I got a new laptop and when i enable my wireless connection on my 2wire AT&T 2701 modem and turn my laptop on to connect to a wireless connection my modem/router losses all connection.Works fine when it is hardwired. Already tried 3 seperate modems all 2701 AT&T models.Called Att and messed with some configurations but nothing has worked.Possible line problem?Has anyone had similar issues?
 

A:Solved: 2wire modem/router loses all connection when laptop connects wireless

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Hi everyone, I have a 2wire 2701HGV-W Gateway but have been having problems with my connection lately.
I was wondering if I can use the standard modem that came from Telstra, and plug it into the 2701, as my computer is in a different room to the phone line so I need something to send out the wireless signal.
Are there any changes I should make on the 2wire to make sure that they don't conflict?
Cheers,
Luke.
 

A:setting up 2wire wireless modem as router

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I am trying to set up a wireless MAC lap top to AT&T 2701HG-B, when I went through the AT&T tech support they were unable to get the lap top to sync with the modem. They said I was going to need to bring the lap top to an Apple store and have them change some settings,,,,,I sure there's any easier fix than that. Anyone have any ideas of what could be happening? Thanks!!!!
 

A:Solved: AT&T 2Wire router/modem & wireless

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Previously I had DSL modem connected to WRT54GR, and desktop hard wired to it. Also have a Dell laptop with wireless card connecting to router wirelessly. Desktop has no wireless card. (Computer room is on 2nd floor)

ISP provider has upgraded the modem to 2wire wireless router/modem. We did tests within the house and I have 6 Mb availability where line enters the house (basement), but only 4Mb
because of older wiring in the house.

It was suggested that for max speed I could put the 2wire in basement, and connect to it wirelessly.Not a problem for the Dell.

My question: Is there a way to have the WRT54GR on 2nd floor and connect my Desktop to it hardwired, and communicate with the 2 wire wireless modem/router? Can this set up be used instead of putting a wireless card in my desktop?
I have the WRT54GR (which has been relegated to storage because of the 2 wire
upgrade).

Thanks.
 

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Previously I had DSL modem connected to WRT54GR, and desktop hard wired to it. Also have a Dell laptop with wireless card connecting to router wirelessly. Desktop has no wireless card. (Computer room is on 2nd floor)

ISP provider has upgraded the modem to 2wire wireless /modem. We did tests within the house and I have 6 Mb availability where line enters the house (basement), but only 4Mb at jack on second floor because of older wiring in the house.

It was suggested that for max speed I could put the 2wire in basement, and connect to it wirelessly. Not a problem for the Dell.

My question: Is there a way to have the WRT54GR on 2nd floor and connect my Desktop to it hardwired, and communicate with the 2 wire wireless modem/router? Can this set up be used instead of putting a wireless card in my desktop?
I have the WRT54GR (which has been relegated to storage because of the 2 wire upgrade).

Thanks.
 

A:2wire wireless router/modem and Linksys WRT54GR

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I have DSL service with SBC Yahoo. SBC provided me with a 2Wire 1800HG modem. I recently purchased a NetGear WGR614 Wireless router. I used the NetGear installation CD to install the NetGear router. The installation process doesn't complete successfully, stalls at about 75%. I've seen chatter on the internet saying that there is a conflict between the NetGear and 2Wire but haven't seen many work-arounds suggested.

Please help!

Thanks
 

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A client of mine has a very large house and wants to extend the range of his wireless signal. He is able to get signal everywhere except the kitchen.

Which range extender or access point is the best one to pair up with 2Wire's modem/wireless router?

If there is not a reliable one, then I could just use Linksys products.

I could hook up a WRT54G to the 2wire and have that be a hard connection, and then get a WAP54G to act as a repeater. Or, should I get two WAP54G's and not get the WRT54G and set it up the same way I just described? And would I set up the 2Wire as a bridge? Is that possible? Links as to how?

Thanks.
 

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I have had issues trying to setup this wireless network up for a few days. please help me if you can, as im close to using hammers and impact drills.

I have the 2Wire (2701HGV-W) wireless DSL modem from telstra bigpond, which was supplying my house with wireless internet. the wireless network from the 2Wire is a secured network and works fine, but the signal is too weak and keeps dropping out in the upstairs study, which is where its needed.

so i bought a external wireless antenna which i attached to a wireless router i had laying around, its a TP-LINK (TL-WR642G) this one has a connector for external antennas.

from the 2Wire modem, i hooked up using ethernet cable the TP-LINK wireles router. i tried to connect teh upstirs computer, as expected 2 wireless networks were displayed (2Wire-secured and TP-LINK- unsecured).

here is where the problem starts, the signals get mixed up. both networks show full signal strength, but if i connect to the 2Wire the signal will drop to "very low", and it just wont connect to the TP-LINK network.

what im i missing here? any help would be very much appretiated.

Thanks
 

A:2Wire wireless DSL modem and TP-LINK wireless router

Configure the channel of the secondary router to be different from the primary router. Keep them at least four channels apart. Configure both of them with the same SSID and encryption key, and you'll have seamless networking (well close) between them. You can use this Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector to find the clearest channels.

The secondary router should also be configured as follows to create a single network where all the connected devices are peers.

Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together.

Note: The "primary" router can be an actual router, a software gateway like Microsoft Internet Connection Sharing, or a server connection that has the capability to supply more than one IP address using DHCP server capability. No changes are made to the primary "router" configuration.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router(s) to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses 192.168.0.2 through 192.168.0.100, I'd assign the secondary router 192.168.0.254 as it's IP address, 192.168.0.253 for another router, etc.

Note: Do this first, as you will have to reboot the computer to connect to the router again for the remaining changes.

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router, channels, encryption, etc.

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I don't know if this is possible, but this is what I want to do:
Have the dsl modem router and linksys voip connected together.
I want the voip router to assign dhcp and the dsl modem router to
be used to get internet access but not assign dhcp (I think)

This is why I want it:

I have 8 wireless linksys cam's configured through the voip router.
Setting the cam's to the modem router didn't work well because of
AT&T's firewall cannot be disabled, only modified to open ports. It's frustrating as when I opened the ports for the cam's, a consistant "an unknown error has occured". So I opted to just set up the cams on the linksys router as the cams are also linksys as well. Thus, figuring they would communicate better anyway.

This is my problem:

When I connect the dsl modem router to the
WAN port on the linksys router, the dsl modem assigns it
a fixed LAN ip. What I want is the linksys router to pull a WAN ip so I can log into my cam's remotely from my laptop at home.
No matter what I do, disable dhcp on linksys router, set linksys router on the dsl modem router to DMZ, set linksys router to bridge mode.....
nothing seems to work.

All I want to do is configure the linksys router so that when I go to my internet explorer on my laptop and type in "99.xxx.xxx.xx:1024 to connect to the cam's. But when I go to linksys router config. pages to see the status, the internet ip is 192.168.1.64 which is a LAN address assi... Read more

A:2wire DSL Modem Router and a Linksys VOIP router setup advice

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My friend has SBC and is using a SBC supplied modem/router. Model 1000sw 2wire. I am trying to set up a vnc with him. He can get me but I can't get him cause the ports 5900 isn't opening. I(we) can't seem to figure out how to open and direct the port 5900 to his pc A or PC B. Does anyone know?
Thanks Milt.

A:help with 2wire router/modem??

He'll need to set up port forwarding for that port.

Most routers have a config page on http://192.168.1.1
He'll need to set it to forward to whatever DHCP address the router has assigned (check ipconfig /all for that information)

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i recently received a 2wire 2701HG-B Gateway Modem/Wireless Router from a friend to replace my old AT&T modem for my DSL, but i found that the wireless connectivity and set up was a little off. (dmz not properly working, lose of signal at times) i want to use the modem portion of the 2wire for the internet but i want to use my Linksys WRT54GS v.5 Wireless Router for my wireless/LAN needs.

is this possible? if so any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks in advance.
 

A:2wire modem/router to a Linksys router?

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OK, I'm having some trouble with my DSL connection. Right now it's working, but it's starting to slow down again which means that I'm soon to be disconnected totally. My provider says that nothing is wrong on their end (which I've confirmed with 2 neighbors) so it must be on my end.

My connection starts to work REALLY slowly and then eventually just quits working altogether. My "status" light on my DSL modem/router is completely black, the other lights are green, however, the LAN light is blinking furiously (I don't really know if it's always been that way or not... )

Anyway, I called the "tech support" people at my provider, and they walked me though some steps that seemed to alleviate the problem for now, but I want it stopped permanently!

I put in the "IP address" (shown on the IPconfig command prompt) into firefox's address bar and it pulled up the Zoom information page and I went to the system status portion like I was told to do, but there was NO IP ADDRESS!! NONE!! So we cycled the modem--nothing. We powered down the computers--nothing. I unplugged the ethernet cable from one port and moved it to another--PRESTO!! The internet works again!

I'm not even sure why this worked the way it did, because my laptop is wirelessly connected....why did changing the port of my desktop do anything? Or was it just chance? And how do I keep this from happening? Ideas?? Suggestions?? Anyone??
 

A:DSL/Wireless Router/Modem--dropped connection

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Just purchased a Linksys WRT54G2 router so my wife can surf indepently in the house. The problem is that in trying to connect with the installation software I cannot find connection instructions. This is because 2 years ago when my daughter was home with her laptop computer we connected a very similar Linksys router. When I insert the CD-ROM to get instructions the software says "it appears you already have a router connected." and since this is the only way to make the connections I have to try and find the proper connection method here. The dsl modem is a Westell 6100.
 

A:Making connection from dsl modem to wireless router

Welcome to TSG, jayceeno.

Don't know how much help it will be, but here is Verizon's directions on hooking up a linksys router to the Westell 6100 DSL modem.

http://onlinehelp.verizon.net/consumer/bin/pdf/NetworkSteps/Case6445LinksysWestell6100.pdf
 

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Hi everyone,

I'm fed up with my slow DSL connection. It takes forever to load pages, images, etc.

I have a 2wire wireless modem model 2700HG-B attached to a 2-year old iMac desktop. It worked fine until a few months ago when I bought a Belkin N wireless router.

Internet connection on the desktop slowed down completely. I even upgraded DSL plans in hopes of getting a faster connection!

To bandage the problem, I have to unplug the Belkin N wireless router every time I want to work on the desktop. It's too much of a pain. Is it because I have 2 wireless modems? Any detailed advice with be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
 

A:2wire wireless modem is slooooow

Your 2wire unit already incorporates a wireless router, which makes the Belkin router unnecessary. And yes they will conflict with each other..
 

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Hi

I have the 2701HG wireless router which I used to connect when I had th ATT DSL broadband connection.

Now I have switched to the Cable internet and I want to use thsi wireless router to connect to the cable modem so that I get a wireless connection in my home.

Is there a way I can use the existing wireless router as the input which this router is looking for is DSL signal, but I am connecting this with the cable modem through the ethernet port and I am able to get the wireless signal but it does not connect to internet.
 

A:2Wire 2701HG connection with cable modem

Here's the userguide for 2701 series dsl modem/gateways from 2wire. http://www.2wire.com/pages/pdfs/5100-000326-000.Rev.A.pdf
Being that your cable is connected via ethernet to the 2wire, the best you can probably do is to use the 2wire as a switch, so no dhcp from the 2wire.
Wireless routers are cheap and plentiful these days. Compusa had a Trendnet for 5 bucks!
 

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Hi. Is it possible to create a network between two laptops and share the internet signal from a 3g usb mobile broadband connection. I've been trying to accomplish this with a TP-Link TL-WR641G router with no success. I've trawled several forums but can't really find a definitive answer. Any help would be much appreciated.
 

A:Sharing usb modem internet connection with wireless router

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I know this topic has been on here before, but I can't find one specific to mine. Here's what's going on:

I had my desktop & wireless router all hooked up (DSL internet) and running fine in one room. I moved the desktop to another room, so i disconnected everything to move it and hooked it back up in the new room (different phone jack).

When the wires are plugged in, it registers on the modem and on the router that I have the internet connection.

The Desktop picks up the LAC but I'm assuming its just picking up the router power and not the actual connection, because it will not let me connect to the internet.

The laptop connects to the network but not the internet.

I have the DSL line plugged into the modem; a network cable running from that to the 'internet' port on the router, and another ethernet cable running from an ethernet port on the router to the network port on the pc (sounds right, right?) lol.

Here's the catch...If I disconnect the router altogether, and connect the network cable directly from the modem to the pc or laptop, viola I can access the internet.

As you can probably tell, I've done lots of trial & error in this process. I'm thinking there's a setup or configuring thing I may be missing. I guess my mind is thinking that something like that shouldn't have to be done considering it's all hardware that was connected and installed and configured before. I'm not ... Read more

A:Internet connection on wireless router & modem, but no access

Reset the wireless router back to factory default settings. Then reconfigure it back. I would backup your settings first though on the router. That feature is hidden in the tools tab on the router. Did you have the power go out or what happen prior to this?
 

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Hi all,
My dad recently brought a Belkin N+ wireless modem router for my parents home and asked me to set it up for him (as he is not very tech-savy). I set the router up with no problems whilst the rents were away in Malta on holiday and had no problems for about 4 days.

When they arrived back the internet was still fine until the next day when for no apparent reason the connection dropped and i had to power cycle it to make it work again. Now at least once a say the router will drop the connection and i have no idea why. I have tried every logical combination of settings and i cannot stop it from dropping the connection.

I've called up Belkin tech support but they were useless and told me to try everything I have already tried which is:

Static IP.
Fixed DNS.
Power cycling.
Firmware update.
Checking the log file.
Restoring defaults.
Turning the firewall off.
Adding MAC addresses of the relevant computers to the routers "safe" list.
Port forwarding ...

And the list goes on.

All i can think of now is to call BT and post my Router settings here (these are the most stable settings i've found so far).
Can someone please check out these settings and make sure i haven't done somethign incredibly stupid? I am a software engineering student and fairly confident of my abilities but it would be nice to have another opinion (not Belkins).

LAN Settings:

IP Address: 192.168.2.1
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
DHCP Server: On
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A:Solved: Belkin N+ wireless modem router keeps on dropping connection

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Hi Im new to this forum and i just have a one question. Can i connect my 2WIRE wireless gateway with a wireless router?
 

A:Connecting my 2WIRE Wireless gateway with another Wireless router

Yeah i can do that but if i disable the dhcp server then i dont have internet. the 2wire gateway is for my dsl connection.
 

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hi i have had the Belkin ADSL Modem with Wireless-G Router for a while now and have had a tesco's 2.2mbs connection but i have just upgreaded to a tiscali 8mbs connection, i no i can get the full 8mbs speed through the supplied modem but am just wonederind if the Belkin ADSL Modem with Wireless-G Router's buitl in modem is fast enogh to get the full 8mps or if it wil run slower. would be great to no i was just wondering
 

A:Belkin ADSL Modem with Wireless-G Router WHAT IS ITS MAX INTERNET CONNECTION SPEED

There THe belkin modem/gateway shouldnt limit your speed capabilities. You should be able to find the speed listed inside the modem's status page. To do this..
Click start>run>In run type CMD
In the black window type IPCONFIG and then enter. Note down your default gateway.
Open a browser window and enter the gateway's address into it. Click go
This should take you to your gateways graphical user interface.
Look for a status tab or see if it lists connection speeds on the general page.

Also you can test speeds at different sites. Google search broadband speed test and choose 1 of the millions of sites
 

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I have a 2wire wireless router from gateway which was set to the PPOE configuration, but after switching from ATT DSL to Time Warner Cable DSL i found that i needed to reconfigure it to the DHCP or "Bridge Mode" I have tried a bunch of different forums and have looked at online manuals which has proved invaluable to my situation. I have barely any knowledge of the software or hardware. If someone knows how to do it please let me know.
Thank you for your help.
 

A:2wire wireless router problems

Many of the ISP supplied modem/router models are customized for the specific ISP. If you got the 2WIRE from AT&T, chances are good that it won't work for Time Warner.

You mention "cable DSL", what is that. I thought Time Warner offered standard cable service. If that's what you have, the DSL modem is totally incompatible with that service. Does your "cable DSL" connect with the coax cable that also feeds the TV's? If so, you need a DOCSIS modem, not a DSL modem.
 

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Hello,
I have AT&T 2Wire DSL modem and I was told by AT &T tech that I would have to buy a router if I wanted wireless connection. Well, I brought a D-Link router and that was a nightmare. Everything was connected, but the connection would drop.
Now I was told by a computer tech that I didn't need a router and that the 2wire is a wireless router. He was going to charge me $96.00 per hour to connect my two pc's using the 2Wire modem. Not! How do you configure the 2Wire to perform as router to have wireless connection?
Thanks
 

A:How to get a 2Wire to work as wireless router

I will be assuming that you have not changed any default settings for your 2Wire gateway. To connect wirelessly through your 2Wire, you will just need your WEP password. It can be found at the bottom of your gateway itself. It should have 10 digits. To go to your gateway homepage if you want to change some settings, just open any browser and type in "home" and press enter.
 

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Had ATT isp service, switched to Time Warner. time warner has modem only, can i use ATT's wireless router?

A:2wire wireless router question

The 2wire does not have a network connection in so there is no way to connect it to the TW modem.

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Immediately after a power outage, my internet connection predictably drops after a set period of time or usage. It is either after about 30 min or 5-15 mins of watching Netflix. I have a modem hooked up to a wireless router and use the network on my iPhone, laptop and Roku. Since the problem, I have dropped to just having my laptop connected but this has not helped. The wireless network will disappear after the 5 - 20 mins, the light on the modem and router will show no internet (all other lights are normal). Internet connection will be reestablished if I either unplug both the modem and the router (not just one or the other) OR if I unplug the ethernet line from the modem to the router and plug it directly into my laptop (the internet light on the modem will go from "off" to "on"). Despite internet connection working from transferring from the router to the laptop if I connect it back to the router, the internet lights goes off again (resolves upon unplugging and plugging modem and router back in). The internet has not yet dropped when it is physically plugged into my laptop.

I have tried the following:
-Powercycling (temp fix until it crashes again)
-Plugging into a different outlet (I cannot connect it to a different phone line, only have 1 with DSL. Also, I do not have phone service or cable, just internet via DSL)
-Resetting modem
-Resetting 2 different routers
-Calling ISP, their test of the modem was inconclusive

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A:Modem and wireless router predictably drops internet connection after power outage

The outlets I have it plugged into has some type of electrical issue, two electrical devices have shorted out in the room they are in.Click to expand...

After you write that I cannot understand how you can then say

I do not think this issue is electricalClick to expand...

I was thinking electrical just from the thread title. Reinforced by your first five words: "Immediately after a power outage."

Whether the Westell and/or Linksys is damaged or if the whole cause is the "funny" electrical system I cannot tell. I think you should have a qualified electrician check out the system.

Internet Connection Type: Automatic Config - DHCP (I tried PPPoE and it never got a valid IP address from my ISP)Click to expand...

You tried PPPoE where? Unless you have the Westell bridged the PPPoE is specified in the WAN section of its router portion.
 

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I have a Comcast DSL modem, which connects me to the internet, and a 2Wire wireless gateway, from my old SBC account. I was just wondering if I cold use the 2Wire as a wireless router and connect it to the Comcast modem. I tried it but I can't make it work. Can anyone help me??
 

A:Using a 2Wire wireless gateway as a wireless router

reset the router using the button on the back to return the device to it's original settings.
hold it on for 10-15sec, the router will restart.

you may need the router to mimic your pc MAC address;
use run->cmd /k ipconfig /all to find it

wire the modem-->router on its WAN side and
wire the router-->system

use your browser to access the router by entering the detault router address.

we need your router make and model number to proceed further ----
 

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Hi guys,

I have AT&T Uverse which came with a 2Wire unit (all in one - modem, router/wireless router)

It supports both WEP and WPA, so for security I put it on WPA.

Now here is my dilemma... I have a wireless device that only works on WEP. I don't want to downgrade my entire network to insecure WEP just so I can use this one device.

So what I'm trying to do is get a 2nd wireless router that I just bought working on the network (Linksys WRT160n) , both wired and wireless (it's in my living room so I'd like it to provide Internet to the PC there as well as wireless WEP)

I've had some success but not everything is working yet.
Here's what I've done so far...

The 2Wire device operates on 192.168.1.x. Within its config under Broadband -> Link Configuration , there is a section "Supplementary Network", that I enabled, and set the following:

Router Address 192.168.2.1
Subnet Mask 255.255.255.0
Auto Firewall Open [x]
Next, on my new wireless router in my living (Linksys WRT160n) which is connected via Ethernet via a hub to the 2Wire, I configured it to have an IP: 192.168.2.1

This is connected via Ethernet to a PC I have in my living room as well.
I have some limited success:

- the PC in the living room connected via Ethernet to the new Linksys router has Internet and can browse sites, etc

- this PC connected to the Linksys is also able to ping a machine in my 192.168.1.x network

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A:Help with convuluted setup (2wire AT&T + 1 wireless router)

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So I recently got this Linksys wireless-g router WRT54GS2. And my other PC has an external 2Wire 802.11g USB Wireless Lan card. Well the way the software that came with the router works was it has me basically allow each device that connects to it. Well I can get the 2wire card to get an actually really good connection to the routers network, but when I go to allow it on the router it does not show up as a device that's connected to the router.

I do know a little of what I'm doing. I named the network something odd like smurfs and so I know the card is in fact connecting to it. But for some reason I cannot get the router to see the 2wire card. Is it possible these aren't compatible with eachother?

Any help or tips would be great. I didn't think it would give me this much trouble.
 

A:2Wire Lan Card + Linksys Wireless Router compatible?

They certainly should be compatible.

Have you removed all the stored wireless network profiles and searched for the network? Have you tried removing all encryption from the router to see if it connects that way?
Download and run this Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector, post a screen shot of the main screen here.
To post a screen shot of the active window, hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application and Paste the screen shot. You can then use PAINT to trim to suit, and save it as a JPG format file. To upload it to the forum, open the full reply window and use the Manage Attachments button to upload it here.
 

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I have an existing 2wire 2701 (ATT DSL) modem/router and like to disable router option (bridge) to fully run everything from Belkin N+ router. I currently have the belkin installed as on belkin instructions but believe the 2wire is still doing routing and I am having networking issues (delays, disconnects, etc). Can anyone help and suggest best way to configure these two devices?

thanks,

jorge.
 

A:2wire 2701 and new belkin N+ wireless router setup

As you said, bridging the 2WIRE is the best option.+

How to Bridge the 2WIRE 2701HG

After doing this, you'll have to enter the account name/password and PPPoE configuration for the WAN setup of the Belkin router.
 

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I did a complete reinstall and got most everything back excect my wireless. The cable guy did the wireless conection so i did not get any software to reload. how do i get the 2wire wireless driver loaded? I am currently using another laptop to write this, the other is a Dell Inspiron 1100 with a celeron 2.0 processor, 256k ram
When I go to divise manager I get a code 28 drivers not installed and it won't let me reinstall
 

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Can anyone help out here because AT&T is definately not. I have a Minolta QMS2200 printer (network ready) and I am trying to get it to work with my network. AT&T supplied me with a 2701HG-B 2Wire wireless router modem for the DSL service.

I follow the instructions in the printer manual for setting a IP Address in the printer (I set it to 192.168.001.032). I connect it to one of the ports on the back of the router. I set up a new printer on my computer as recommended in several posts (set it up as a local printer with an IP address, the one above). I can not print to it or even see it on the network.

AT&T says that they only support DHCP and do not support static IP addresses and that is why the printer will not work and want to sell me static IP address for $70 per month for 5!!!! Or I need to get a network printer that supports DHCP.

Has anyone been successful in installing a network printer on the 2701HG-B?
 

A:Connecting a Network Printer to AT&T 2Wire 2701HG-B Wireless Router

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Hi everyone, this is my first post here. I've trawled the net for ages but have found nothing. I believe I have a unique situation here and would love some help from some net savvy people. I have strong computing skills, but keep away from networks if possible. Hope someone here can help, would really appreciate it.

Here's my current setup:
- HP Pavillion Laptop with Windows 7
- Receiving internet from a USB connected wireless modem (Huawei model E160E)
It all works well, internet is fine, I'm happy.

Why I want to share this network connection:
I have a couple of iphones and a Nintendo Wii and we would like to connect them to the the laptops internet connection.

Other things I've tried first:
I DO understand "Connectify" is out there and have tried it but it just fails every time I've tried it, the devices that try to connect all just sit there trying to connect and time out.

My possible solution found:
So what I found deep in my cupboards is a Belkin N Wireless Modem Router (Model F5D8633-4). It's a relic from my days of having an ADSL connection. This was back in the days when I used to have a physical phone line. Ahh they were the days, a physical connection to my house. Imagine that!

What I intend to do with the the Belkin relic:
I want to still receive the connection to my windows 7 laptop as I currently do, but have that connection shared over the belkin wireless modem router so that the nintendo wii and iphones can then co... Read more

A:Unique Q: USB Huawei Wireless Modem to feed house via Belkin Wireless N Modem Router

You enable Internet Connection Sharing on the internet connection and configure the Belkin as follows.

JohnWill's procedure (Aug. 30, 2008) for configuring a secondary router as a switch and, optionally, wireless access point follows.

Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together.

Note: The "primary" router can be an actual router, a software gateway like Microsoft Internet Connection Sharing, or a server connection that has the capability to supply more than one IP address using DHCP server capability. No changes are made to the primary "router" configuration.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router(s) to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses 192.168.0.2 through 192.168.0.100, I'd assign the secondary router 192.168.0.254 as it's IP address, 192.168.0.253 for another router, etc.

Note: Do this first, as you will have to reboot the computer to connect to the router again for the remaining changes.

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router, channels, encryption, etc.

Connect from the primary router's LAN port to one of the LAN ports on the secondary router. If there is no uplink port and neither of the routers have auto-sensing ports, use a cross-over cable. [You will not need a cross-over cable if one of the "routers... Read more

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The problem I am having is with my laptop. I can usually connect to the internet but if I close an internet window the dsl light starts flashing red disconnecting me from the internet. I do have several other devices (desktop computer, directv, etc) connected to the modem using a powerline adapter and there are no problems with these devices when I am not using my laptop. I have also had no problems with connecting a Nook wireless. I have also used my laptop wireless in hotels and other places with no problem so I am not 100% sure if it is my computer, the modem, or the way they talk to each other. My laptop is an HP G60 with Windows 7 Home Premium. This may not matter but it is a 64 bit operating system. I have IE both 64 bit and 32 bit but I have only been using the 32 bit IE because some websites do not seem to work properly. I hope this is enough info and thanks for your help.
 

A:2Wire 2701 wireless connection issues

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Hey, I got an ipod touch for christmas but i can not use the wi fi in my house. I know i have wireless, but it will not work for some reason. It will turn on for a few seconds and then turn off, and to even get it to connect I have to be within two feet of the modem. Ive gone through the wireless configuration like fifteen times and nothing. The other day, Tech support told me that my printer and speakers are probably interfering with the connection. Is this whats keeping me up at night??
By the way, I know the ipod works, I use the WI FI at work all the time. PLEASE HELP!!

If you prefer to email me: [email protected]
 

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The problem I am having is with my laptop. I can usually connect to the internet but if I close an internet window the dsl light starts flashing red disconnecting me from the internet. I do have several other devices (desktop computer, directv, etc) connected to the modem using a powerline adapter and there are no problems with these devices when I am not using my laptop. I have also had no problems with connecting a Nook wireless. I have also used my laptop wireless in hotels and other places with no problem so I am not 100% sure if it is my computer, the modem, or the way they talk to each other. My laptop is an HP G60 with Windows 7 Home Premium. This may not matter but it is a 64 bit operating system. I have IE both 64 bit and 32 bit but I have only been using the 32 bit IE because some websites do not seem to work properly. I hope this is enough info and thanks for your help.
 

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Hi all,

Hoping someone can help me. I'm not the world's greatest computer girl but I know enough to be good at following directions

I have Comcast internet including a modem and router, both installed by the company around 6 months ago (details below). A few times recently, I will suddenly lose connectivity. My laptop wireless connection shows that I am connected but "No Internet Connection." Laptop browsers, as well as my consoles (so I know it's not just the PC) all show DNS errors.

RCA modem
Model DCM425
MAC 001E69165148

Netgear wireless router
MAC A021B796DCE0
Of course it seems to happen on Friday afternoons when I get home from work, requiring a service visit on Sunday at the earliest, and resulting in potential service charges and (WORST) a whole weekend with no internet.

I've spoken to multiple Comcast reps and all they do is push a new signal to the box. When that doesn't work, it seems they just want to get me off the phone asap, and schedule a service call. Last time, the guy came to my house, and ended up solving it by unplugging everything. He said to try this and "pray." Well I've tried to no avail. I'm piggybacking on someone else's connection now and hoping they don't kick me off before my conference calls (and gaming <_<) this weekend.

I'll be eternally grateful if someone can help me. Let me know any info I can provide.

Thanks!!
 

A:Connected, but "No Internet Connection" (modem + wireless router)

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Hey Guys. what i need is some help turning my modem/router combo into just a modem so i can use a different wireless router.
My problems with my current combo are that for gaming (pc xbox and ps3 primarily) i have huge connection problems that would all probably be solved with some simple port forwarding. the problem with that, is that my ISP disabled port forwarding and DMZs on the model modem/router thing we have. Networking is not my strong suit so this hasn't gone so well for me in attempts prior to this.

We have an Ambit cable modem/wireless router combo. there is no model number on the modem itself however in the setup page it lists "Cable Modem : DOCSIS 1.0/1.1/2.0 Compliant" which is looking like it may be a model U10C019.

also. inb4 wrong login: user/user. ISP changed admin pass and will not give it to me. i already spoke to them about this garbage.

new router i want to use is a Linksys wireless router. i already know how to do all the major setup on those. its just this ambit one is trash.

thanks for any help you can give me.
 

A:modem/router combo to just modem for use with new wireless router

Not much, if anything, we can do. To configure the modem/router into bridge (modem only) mode you have to login. If you don't have the login/password the only thing to do is reset it to factory default settings.

Two potential problems with doing that ...

a. They may have disabled that function also.

b. You have to know the settings needed to connect. (Usually not a problem with cable service.)
 

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My Motorola SBG901 Modem/Router combo has stopped connecting to the internet. I have done all the troubleshooting with Comcast and with Motorola and it is out of warranty, so I will have to purchase a new one.

In the mean time, I wanted to use it only as a wireless router connected to my Scientific Atlanta DPC2100R2 modem. Is there any way to do this? Is there a way to disable the modem in the SBG901?

Simply connecting with the ethernet cords has not worked. I connected the DPC2100 to the SBG901 via ethernet cord. My computer was able to pick up a wireless connection but there is no cable connection. I am using Windows 7.

Thanks!
 

A:(Comcast) Connect Modem To Wireless Router/Modem Combo!

Is there any way to do this? Is there a way to disable the modem in the SBG901?Click to expand...

Perhaps a really skilled electronics engineer or technician could take it apart, separate the modem from the router portion and add an ethernet WAN port.
 

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Ok lets get this started.

How you doing? Good? Great, glad to hear it.
How am i doing you ask? mmmm... at the moment... im a sad panda.

Now to the topic at hand.

Short version:
Im attempting to share my pc's usb wireless internet connection with a wireless router connected through my pc'sEthernet port. Is this even remotely doable?? I have done so much searching in the past few days that im starting to feel like im the only person in the english speaking world to have every attempted such thing. Hence.. the sad panda reference.

Why im even attempting to do such a ridiculous thing.

Short version:
Im broke and cant afford new equipment or even a used repeater. At least for the time being and probably for a while with xmass on the way.

The setup.

My friend lives across the street. We decided about a year ago that there was no real reason for us both to be paying for a 25mbs connection when we could split the bill and one of us could just use my self build usb wireless antenna. We both only have one computer so the setup was perfect.

The problem that has decided to show its ugly face is that another friend of mine is giving me his old droid. The cell phone not an actual android. At&t being the wonderful company that they are would like to charge me 25$ a month for 2g of internet access. This is when the cheep wad in me slammed the brakes and said, "no way dude, you dont even pay that much for unlimited 25mbs cable internet".

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A:modem -> wireless router 1 -> pc -> cat5 -> wireless router? sad panda

Since we don't support sharing neighbor's wireless, we also don't help with problems trying to expand on that connection. Note that sharing like this is against the terms of service for your ISP. Think of it as stealing the monthly rental from the ISP.

Closed.
 

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So here is my case:

SETUP:

Verizon's Westell 6100:
Modem/Router, provides 1 incoming address (provided by VZ) and provides 1 internal address (192.168.1.1).

Netgear Wireless Router WGT624 v4:
Wireless Router, accepts 192.168.1.1 and provides 10.0.0.X wired and wirelessly.

Problem:
Although Verizon's Router indicates that it is on Bridge mode, the damn thing isnt. I thought the main concept of bridging was to become practically invisible and automatically reroute all traffic to the next device, which is what I want.
I want to ultimately use the Netgear device to set all my rules and settings, instead, I have to do it on both.
For instance, Xbox Live is not working 100% properly. I can only play video games without being able to join specific games, or perform any in-game video/voice chat.

I have tried NATing the device. No luck.
I have also tried setting the Netgear device as a Wireless Base Station. Either way, I just would like to have my network ignore 1 device, and have the second one invisibly reroute all the access.

Is that possible? Could you please help?

Thanks to all!
 

A:Netgear Wireless Router and Westell Modem + Router = Routed Bridge failure

Well, since the "modem" is supplying a private IP address, it's obvious that it's not in bridge mode, that can only happen with a NAT layer, aka a router.

Try this solution to configure it for bridge mode, direct from Verizon: http://www22.verizon.com/residentialhelp/highspeed/networking/setup/questionsthree/123756.htm
 

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Hope this isn't confusing but, my internet provider (my cable company) came in to set up a wireless modem/router when we upped our internet speed today. We have three desktop computers which are hard wired to our existing Linksys router which we have been using previously. Would it be in our best interest to turn off the wireless function of that router (it's hooked up to the new modem/wireless router so the hardwired computers can function since the new unit has no ports to plug in the desktop computers into). Our wireless devices are all 'connected' to the new modem/router (using its passphrase and SSID). Can the wireless capabilities of each interfere with each other? They are sitting right next to each other.
 

A:Solved: Internet provider wireless modem/router and my hard wired router

It's confusing to me, but can make two comments ...

a. If you are not using the wireless network of a router it's best to disable or turn off the wireless--saves electricity and should extend the life of the router.

b. Two wireless networks whose channel numbers are less than five from each other can interfere. In North America if possible use channels 1, 6 and 11 to guarantee non interference.
 

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Just switched over to AT&T DSL from Road Runner Cable Modem.

While I had the cable modem, I used a Linksys WRT54G wireless router that had my PC and laptops connected to it.

Since I switched to AT&T DSL, I have been using AT&T's all-in-one device, the Westell DSL modem/wireless router/firewall.

I've noticed that uPnP doesn't work as well on the Westell as it did on the Linksys. I also had to change some settings to get my VPN to connect to my company's network.

Which is better? Should I put the Westell in bridged mode, and reconnect my Linksys? Or keep it the way I have it running it though the all-in-one device?

Thanks in advance.
 

A:Westell DSL modem/router/firewall VS. Linksys WRT54G Wireless Router

I'd put the Westell in bridged mode, which will then emulate your old configuration, which apparently worked properly.
 

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I have Qwest/CenturyLink DSL, and recently replaced the Actiontec M1000 modem which crapped out after 5 years of service. Replaced it with a Netgear DM111PSP v2 router/modem. Now I cannot get either of my two routers, the Linksys WRT54G or WRT160N V2 to broadcast wireless internet. I've spent the most time on the WRT160N. It will broadcast a wireless signal, but devices that attempt to connect to the internet time out while "obtaining IP address". BTW, I just happen to have two wireless routers on hand, I only need one to work.

I can get internet through the hard wire connection. I have the Netgear modem hooked up to the "internet" port of the WRT160N router, and the computer is connected to one of the four ethernet ports on the back of the router. I can access both router and modem setup pages using this setup. The Netgear modem is set up for DHCP server, PPPoA encapsulation, and gets its DNS address dynamically from the ISP. The WRT160N is also set up for automatic DHCP configuration. These are the settings given by running each set up wizard, and this has set me up for some DHCP conflicts.

I think that setting up a dual modem/router in transparent bridging mode (PPPoE) in theory turns off the DHCP, allowing the WRT160N to handle DHCP, but I have no luck even getting my hard-wired internet connection to work if I switch from PPPoA to PPPoE mode. Even if I cut the WRT160N out of the loop and connect the computer direct to the DM111PSP. No internet,... Read more

A:Connecting WRT160N v2 wireless router to Netgear DM111PSP router/modem

Netgear DM111PSP v2 router/modem.Click to expand...

ifthis is a router then you need to connect the other two routers using their LAN inputs NOT the WAN/internet - unless you set the DM111PSP to bridge mode
you may have already covered the below - but check
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Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together

Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together
From a John Will Post

http://library.techguy.org/wiki/Connecting_two_SOHO_broadband_routers_together

Note: The "primary" router can be an actual router, a software gateway like Microsoft Internet Connection Sharing, or a server connection that has the capability to supply more than one IP address using DHCP server capability. No changes are made to the primary "router" configuration.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router(s) to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses 192.168.0.2 through 192.168.0.100, I'd assign the secondary router 192.168.0.254 as it's IP address, 192.168.0.253 for another router, etc.

Note: Do this first, as you will have to reboot the computer to connect to the router again for the remaining changes.

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router, channels, encryption, etc.

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I am by no means a network expert but have set up multiple wireless networks for friends. Right now I'm trying to help a relative setup a network where he has a basic Belkin wireless G router behind a Speedstream 4200 modem/router, and we can't get it working. The best I figure is that both are trying to perform the function of router and thus conflict. I dealt with a very similar situaion last summer that took a few hours or trial and error to get working, but unfortunately I can't remember what settings I changed....something having to do with bridged mode and DHCP server in the modem. Can anyone help?
 

A:Wireless router behind Speedstream 4200 modem/router....need help configuring.....

Welcome to TSG:

See if this tip from Johnwill,addresses your issue.

Connecting two soho routers in a network

Note: The "primary" router can be an actual router, a software gateway like Microsoft Internet Connection Sharing, or a server connection that has the capability to supply more than one IP address using DHCP server capability. No changes are made to the primary "router" configuration.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router(s) to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses 192.168.0.2 through 192.168.0.100, I'd assign the secondary router 192.168.0.254 as it's IP address, 192.168.0.253 for another router, etc.

Note: Do this first, as you will have to reboot the computer to connect to the router again for the remaining changes.

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router, channels, encryption, etc.

Connect from the primary router's LAN port to one of the LAN ports on the secondary router. If there is no uplink port and neither of the routers have auto-sensing ports, use a cross-over cable. Leave the WAN port unconnected!

This procedure bypasses the routing function (NAT layer) and configures the router as a switch (or wireless access point for wireless routers).

Also FYI:I believe that the "primary" router in this scenario,is... Read more

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I recently got qwest DSL and I configured my Wireless to work and accept my wireless MAC Address, but when I plug it into the WAN slot in the Linksys router it doesn't work. I went to linksys site and did their configuration which is changing the router LAN IP to 192.168.0.1, then power cycling, but this doesn't help. I cannot access the internet still. Both the modem/router and the router are operating DHCP, but if I disable the modem/router, I cannot access the wireless function, and if I disable the DHCP on my Linksys router, I cannot obtain an IP from the modem router via the linksys router.

This is frustrating lol.

Any help appreciated. Thanks in advance.
 

A:Qwest DSL (Router/Modem/Wireless) not connecting to my Linksys Router (VPN)

I just got a Zonet Broadband Switch Router (product model ZSR0104C).
I have Qwest DSL.

I followed the instructions.
I can ping the router but nothing else.
Can't access internet.
Scoured Zonet site/forums.
No driver updates.
No errata on installation or any pertinent info.

Looked up Qwest specifications for Router set up... nothing helpful there.

Irritated.

Ideas?
 

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