2Wire DSL Gateway Model 2701HG-B by AT&T.


Tagged with:
124 replies [Last post]
bravofan71
bravofan71's picture
Member for 6 years 22 weeks
GuG-Points: 92

This is a router/modem from AT&T. I never had any problems as of yet about others using my WI-FI(router connection). Is this type of modem/router have a certain setting so that no one can feed off of my router? The lights never blink when I'm not online. Thanks.

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.
David W. (not verified)
2Wire AT&T DSL Gateway Model 2701HG-B
I bought from Ebay for my parents DSL. How do I get software when installing, it did not come with the unit?
Sindee (not verified)
Re: 2Wire DSL Gateway Model 2701HG-B by AT&T.
I am going to change to ATT for internet service and would like to purchase my modem/router rather then pay the 100 they chg on a new one. I now have charter and use their modem but must return it.. if I purchase 2Wire DSL Gateway Model 2701HG-B can I just plug it in and it works like my charter internet? I am on a fixed income and need the least expensive way to get online from home. I see several of these modems on amazon for around 20 plus shipping.I just need to be sure it is compatible with Att and need both a plug in non wifi for my PC and would like the wireless for my laptop.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: 2Wire DSL Gateway Model 2701HG-B by AT&T.
I have been trying to set up my Wirless Samsung DVDplayer to my Gateway 270HG i put in my code as directed and then follow instructions on DVDscreen it serches out my modium and then it stops with a big red X saying it cant find the internet connection.. so what do i do from here ? ...thank you
CrowdedCranium
CrowdedCranium's picture
I am a conservative from Milky Way, Sol 3
Member for 2 years 43 weeks
GuG-Points: 40
Re: 2Wire DSL Gateway Model 2701HG-B by AT&T.

By default it has the security features enabled for WiFi.  You can go one step further and turn off the announce. It will not announce the "Router Name" (example: 2Wire666).  You will need to know that information if you wish to connect with your own device.  To thumb through the options, from your browser click the url location bar at the top and type "homeportal" in a few seconds you should have the html information page from your router.  I would mention that if you do not know what your doing you can from that point seriously create a bad day.

There are a number of different youtubes on the subject. Try this one, http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=yfvcHisjnQE

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: 2Wire DSL Gateway Model 2701HG-B by AT&T.
I installed a new computer and now I cannot access my wireless equipment. When I try to use the wireless laptap and my tablet, the signals disconnect
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: 2Wire DSL Gateway Model 2701HG-B by AT&T.
how can i stop one of the users and not the others.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: 2Wire DSL Gateway Model 2701HG-B by AT&T.
I want to prevent people who have accessed my internet from using it. How do I do this? I DO NOT want their devices on my service anymore.
CrowdedCranium
CrowdedCranium's picture
I am a conservative from Milky Way, Sol 3
Member for 2 years 43 weeks
GuG-Points: 40
Re: 2Wire DSL Gateway Model 2701HG-B by AT&T.

On a wired desktop or laptop, in the browser url block type homeportal. Flip through the settings options to wireless and change the password. Or, disable wireless if your not using for a smart phone or walk around the house laptop.

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: 2Wire DSL Gateway Model 2701HG-B by AT&T.
The 2Wire 2701HG-B gateway does not currently detect a DSL signal. I get this stupid message followed by " resolved please close browser" This is because I am running proxy software and in the log it shows At&t trying to get into my PC. Run Peerblock and download at%t list from iblocklist ...Why does At&t want to spy on me? I have great internet connection until my ports start getting bombarded
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: 2Wire DSL Gateway by AT&T.
Can this router be used if I change my service from ATT to Cox Cable
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: 2Wire DSL Gateway Model 2701HG-B by AT&T.
Currently using a 2wire 1701hg with around 6 devices accessing it. Equipment is at least 5 years old and probably needs an upgrade. Found your site while doing research. Very informative. I used to use a linksys router which required a reset weekly. I've never had problems with the 2wire. Am I correct in thinking the 1701hg-b is the proper upgrade? Things like wep vs wpa, wireless b,g,n etc get me confused:) Sort it out for me if you can. Thanks
CrowdedCranium
CrowdedCranium's picture
I am a conservative from Milky Way, Sol 3
Member for 2 years 43 weeks
GuG-Points: 40
Re: 2Wire DSL Gateway Model 2701HG-B by AT&T.

I got uVerse and they sent out a technition to install a nice shiny new 2wire with wireless n, gigabit, etc. I just sat back made sure they didn't eat all the cookies on the table.

Kate (not verified)
Re: 2Wire DSL Gateway Model 2701HG-B by AT&T.
Anyone who can help and Hubby in particular to no offense of any others who can help me: I previously lived on the east coast and had DSL with AT&T, kept my 2Wire 2701 HG-B as I had "leased to own" it from them. Moved to the west coast and Qwest "now Century Link" said that I could use my old modem. The problem is, the modem still goes to the AT&T PPP authentication site. Tech support couldn't help and my technologically challenged bottom is not AT&T's problem anymore, sooo... Is there any way to remedy this? Or do I have to suck it up, take it like a girl and buy ANOTHER 2Wire from Qwest?
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: 2Wire DSL Gateway Model 2701HG-B by AT&T.

Quest can't help you configure it over the phone to work with their system?  The nerve.  Call back and ask to have your call re-routed back to the states so someone at at higher tier level can help you configure your router.  They are going to have to help you because they know their settings.

If they say it can't be done (which might really be the case), you are better off staying away from that 2Wire POS anyway.  This opens your options to include high-speed cable or Century Link's DSL.  Shop for the lowest setup/installation.  Whoever you choose, have them send you their basic modem, be sure you can connect via Ethernet cable through it and then add your own router.

For apartments and smaller homes, my present favorite router is D-Link's DIR-60 and for larger spreads or where media streaming needs prioritizing, D-Link DIR-655.  Newegg.com will usually have the best prices.

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: 2Wire DSL Gateway Model 2701HG-B by AT&T.
Just bought this 2 wire modem and having problem installing. I took out the phone services at my house so how do I where do I install the the green wire if my phone jack doesnt have service?
CrowdedCranium
CrowdedCranium's picture
I am a conservative from Milky Way, Sol 3
Member for 2 years 43 weeks
GuG-Points: 40
Re: 2Wire DSL Gateway Model 2701HG-B by AT&T.

Your provider has the service, it still works unless you have physicaly disconnected the NIC on the back of the house.

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: 2Wire DSL Gateway Model 2701HG-B by AT&T.
I just switched from Time Warner Cable to DSL & none of my phone jacks are working in the house for me to connect the modem in and when I plugged into the box outside my house it works. I don't know what to do? Should I just pay AT&T to come and install and fix my phone wires. I already had to pay $100 for the modem and $36 for them to install DSL. What did I get myself into, I should of just kept Internet with the cable company.
photo of member named
Hubby
insert witty description here
I am a Grown Up Geek
Re: 2Wire DSL Gateway Model 2701HG-B by AT&T.

Do you have DSL service on the phone line?

MarkA (not verified)
Re: 2Wire DSL Gateway Model 2701HG-B by AT&T.
Yes I have DSL on the phone line. I tested the speeds at the approximate to my service agreement. The only way to go faster is to pay more!
CrowdedCranium
CrowdedCranium's picture
I am a conservative from Milky Way, Sol 3
Member for 2 years 43 weeks
GuG-Points: 40
Re: 2Wire DSL Gateway Model 2701HG-B by AT&T.

Very unfortunate, but very true.

Mark (not verified)
Re: 2Wire DSL Gateway Model 1701HG-B by AT&T.
Okay, I have a question. I just connected my new Airport extreme to my old 2wire 1000sw and am using it as a router only. I have a newer 2 wire 2701hg that I could use as the router. Is there a difference in speed with these routers? This technology is confusing me.
CrowdedCranium
CrowdedCranium's picture
I am a conservative from Milky Way, Sol 3
Member for 2 years 43 weeks
GuG-Points: 40
Re: 2Wire DSL Gateway Model 1701HG-B by AT&T.

I am sure any difference would not be glaringly noticeable. The later 2wire 2700 instrument May be slightly more efficient in the switching. It is not like you would be stepping up to gigabit ethernet. Per the later hardware efficiency. You would most likely only notice a difference were you to add printer to home net along with two or three other computers all jacked into the 2700 Ethernet NIC. In my case all the computers may use one printer. Which is a minor luxury in that very seldom have I had to port a print file to an SD and hand carry it to the computer connected to the printer. But, I have had to do it before. And gross bulk data movement from the working machine with a cheap intsy teensie hdd (hard drive). When it hits 3/4 Full I can easily dump huge bits of rarely accessed data onto another machine with a larger hdd (hard drive) which also has a luxury 2T external connected to a now obsolete USB2 port. So, I dump a 1.4 Gigabyte home video or security cam file fairly quickly through the 10/100 Ethernet to the other backroom computer which can transfer it onto the 2TB external USB drive at the much slower USB speed at its own pace.

So the important in my opinion numbers? Using the 2700 NIC router for LAN operations. The oldest box in my group is closest to the TV center and does have an HDMI out so serves as a Video storage playback. in light of the disgustingly meager selection available on Stingy C_X Cable. In a pinch with guests dropping in, I can stream content from a different storage source over the 2700 NIC into the front box and out to the LazerVu at zero wait, photograph and flick instant stream from the back. To store 4 gig of cam takes about 45 seconds outbound.

A very old laptop that I ran across and rescued from the trash has recently found a new purpose in life slung under a kitchen cabinet. It has barely enough storage on its internal drive to operate Windows MILLENNIUM edition. By wiring it into the 2700 NIC I can stream an infinite variety of recipe storage and retrieval to further complicate the manufacture of a Salomi on Rye Sandwich.

2700hg over the other? It may be down to a choice of style. The verticle stack lighting on the 2700hg looks nicer, in my humble opinion.

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: 2Wire DSL Gateway Model 1701HG-B by AT&T.

As far as achievable download speed between computers and the Internet, there won't be a difference unless you have someone else on your network streaming media or downloading something large.  Different home routers handle the prioritization of simultaneous traffic differently.

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: 2Wire DSL Gateway Model 2701HG-B by AT&T.
i being having intermittent problems while all other lights work fine, the ethernet light is flashing very fast but there are moments that it start flashing very very slow and when that happen the internet goes down and when it goes down the "internet" light in the bottom of the modem turns red, does someone know what does that mean, a friend tell me that it might be the ethernet cable that im using but im not sure
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: 2Wire DSL Gateway Model 2701HG-B by AT&T.
The thing is a piece of crap. I have had mine replaced by ATT 4 time in one year.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: 2Wire DSL Gateway Model 2701HG-B by AT&T.
We had the same problem once. We had multiple computers connected wirelessly and one had a virus. We disconnect each computer from the network one at a time to find which computer was causing the problem. Then we cleaned the virus from that pc.
photo of member named
Hubby
insert witty description here
I am a Grown Up Geek
Re: 2Wire DSL Gateway Model 2701HG-B by AT&T.

it could mean a problem with your incoming internet connection or signal. have you contacted your ISP to report the problem? what did they say?

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: 2Wire DSL Gateway Model 2701HG-B by AT&T.
yes i already did and the customer service rep told me about the ethernet cable, also i was reading on another forums that it could also be another problem i mean the ethernet light on the mdm blinks very fast
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: 2Wire DSL Gateway Model 2701HG-B by AT&T.
I have a similar issue. My internet light is red. Every other light is green. I had the unit for over a year and suddenly this happens. I know that it is not an issue with my ISP. I switched to an older modum and I have access. I also know that it is not the ethernet cable. My older modum works with my ethernet cable. Is there anything I can do?
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: 2Wire DSL Gateway Model 2701HG-B by AT&T.
Strange as it sounds, i get the intermittent connection whenever it rains. Other than rainy days(my phone signal(dial-tone) goes out entirely) i never see any connection issues. type this address (see below) into your browser for a view of your current connection speed. The speed will vary from a low incoming kbps of 750 to a high of over 7000 kbps. http://gateway.2wire.net/xslt?PAGE=B01&THISPAGE=A01&NEXTPAGE=B01 If like me, your issue is weather related, than it could be a fault anywhere on your phone line from your outside box to the ISP's central office.

Post new comment

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
To prevent automated spam submissions leave this field empty.