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

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

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.

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

According to THIS, it has WEP wireless encryption enabled by default..  Although far from perfect, WEP should keep out the casual surfer from swiping your signal..

The router should have come with a CD, which has the manual and more information about how to configure it.  You might want to look into enabling WPA encryption which is stronger than the obsolite WEP ..

Anonymous Visitor
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I just got this new Gateway 2701hg-b modem. How do I change the WEP?

NickRx
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if you can get into the control panel find the wireless and it should be under security/protection

Jimbo
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Is there anyway to reset the password? I have a unit that is 2 years old and two of the laptops in my house can access the router and send recieve but ....I lost the passcode and can't reconfigure and other units to it without it.....help?? I have tried every passcode I can think of with the right amount of characters but....still no access. arghhhhh

Anonymous Visitor
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hold the reset button on the back for 15 sec while powered and all lights will flash and reset the go to router access page(http://homeportal) and enter systen password

Anonymous Visitor
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how can i hook up the router if i do not have a desktop computer? I am really struggling with this. This thing is not user friendly at all

NickRx
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if you have a laptop use a rj45 cable (ethernet) go to the control panel and set it up

Stevie
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2 Wire.   Yeah.. I've seen them.

Open your browser and type in http://gateway.2wire.net/  you could also get there by using 192.168.1.254 but that doesn't always work.

This gets you into the config interface of your router/gateway.  Default password is admin.

Click around to see what's there.  The layout is not well done IMO.  Actually, it sucks major a--.  A casual user should not make changes to the SSID or encription without going here http://support.2wire.com/?page=view&article=60

And what a piece of sh*t.  If I had designed this GUI interface, I would have made it a hell of a lot more user friendly.   I wasn't asked so we have this fu*ked up thing to navigate.  Good luck.  Where do they get these eggheads anyway?  I'm constantly fu*king amazed at the lengths some dickweeds will go to reinvent the wheel.  Why the hell can't someone design a straightforward GUI that a casual user can navigate?

Uh.. excuse me there.  I'm back.  Let's continue.

That page I linked to describes the steps to choose the encription you asked about.

First name your network (also called SSID) so that you'll recogize it in a list of available wireless networks.  Change the name of your network to something creative like AT&T Sucks.  Don't use part of your name because this SSID gets broadcasted.   Next choose your encription type.  I also recommend WPA-PSK from that list and then type in a passkey that you'll remember.

Before leaving this page, click SAVE at the bottom.

Heh... ahhh yeah.  wouldn't you just love to know me in person?

vishnu
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Hi,I got this modem from att&t but i couldn`t get sucess to install.can you describe me how to install this modem?I hope you will help me.Thanks.

Anonymous Visitor
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This router/modem is awful!! I just got mine & downloaded software on Sat. had to get tech help to configure for wireless. Why isn't there wireless instructions included??? AT&T ask when you sign up if you want a regular router or wireless. Anyway it worked fine on Sunday, then Monday couldn't get on line. Fixed it then the same thing happened next day. Both nights was on phone with Tech help forever!!!
Wireless light is off when not on line & when I on line it blinks. Shouldn't the wireless light stay on??

Anonymous Visitor
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No, the wireless light will only be on when data is being transferred wirelessly. The switching between wireless and lan is internal in your compt. Check available networks, you might not have registered your account correctly and you are actually hooking up to neighbors signal.

Anonymous Visitor
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does this thing interfere with windows update? all of a sudden i can't seem to get any updates? is there a way to disable their firewall?

Anonymous Visitor
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There was a recent storm and after the storm the very next morning I had a red light and a green light only. Does this mean the modem is no longer good?

Anonymous Visitor
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Anonymous Visitor
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Most likely the power pack took a hit, the best way to reset those types of modems are not to actually reset but rather repower. Never push the reset button it removes your accout info. Simply power down comp, UNPLUG modem from power, wait 3 to 5 mins, and restart. Power light should be steady greem. Dsl should be steady green, intrnt light will come back on after you sign on your compt. If you don't get a steady green light on dsl don't even try to connect the problem could be outside but if your dialtone is still working it's most likely the power pac.
Always unplug during a storm, 17-20,000 volts is not going to stop at a surge protector, as much trouble as it is to buy a new compt isn't it worth a few seconds?

Anonymous Visitor
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Several days while on internet my modem stop working. The power light was red. After calling tech svc they determined the gateway was damaged inernally somehow. Tech svc thinks it could have been caused by uploading, downloading or a power surge. At any rate I ended up having to purchase a new one, cost $100.00. The modem was six months out of warranty

Anonymous Visitor
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Same thing happened to me and yes, it had died. Had to get a new one.

Anonymous Visitor
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I just set this thing up...and the wireless light didn't turn on at any point and i tried using my laptop with the wireless and nothing worked, was hoping someone could help me out with that instead of sitting for hours with tech support =\

Anonymous Visitor
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does anyone know where there is a download link for the installation cd because i have a used 2701gh-b and i dont have the cd...Thank you ever-so much in advance!

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