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


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Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: 2Wire DSL Gateway Model 2701HG-B by AT&T.
Thanks! I'll see how it goes. My son gave me this 2Wire about 2 years ago when he switched to cable. I've had no problems with it but now I've switched to cable, too, so maybe it's time to pay for a router.
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I have the mentioned router above I was wondering if I could remove from my computer and put in my living room so I could use the ethernet ports and use my wireless bridge to connect my computer back on the router?
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I just got an ipod and I cannot connect it to my wireless, which apparently is password protected. I have a Gateway 2 wire 2701 HB. How can I retrieve the password and get connected?
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Method 1:  Find a wireless device that currently connects successfully to your router, go to its Wireless Properties and note both the password and encryption type.

Method 2:  How did you set it up?  Did you use the default WEP passkey that's on the attached label?  Try that.  Get your reading glasses and look for the word "Key:" followed by a bunch of characters and enter those in carefully.  Enter them in carefully.  If that didn't work, you're going to have to go in.  On the computer that's physically connected to the 2Wire, log on to its interface by opening a browser and entering http://gateway.2wire.net OR 192.168.1.254.  I recall the thing only asks for a password.  Default is admin, password , or 1234.  Click around until you find the wireless security section and note both the password and encryption type.

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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How can I configure this modem to be in bridge mode so that I can add a Linksys E3000 Router behind it. Many thanks for any help
Anonymous Visitor
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i have this. i am trying to connect it to my wii. the wireless spot is not lit up. does this mean i dont have wireless? when i try to do the settings on my wii it asks for a number.
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I have an older model 2wire router(at least 3 years old) with AT&T dsl service. I don't think we are getting the speed that we are paying for due to the router. The 2wire-2700hg-b-router is the current router they have for their clients. Do you think getting the new router will increase my download speed significantly?
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Re: 2Wire DSL Gateway Model 2701HG-B by AT&T.

What speed are you paying for?
What speed are you actually getting? - how are you determining the speed you are getting?

usually an older (3-4) router should be able to handle anything up to ~10MB/sec'ish.. so if you are paying for 20mb or higher service, and you arent getting that speed, an new router might help.. Since you are on DSL, i'm going to guess you arent paying for any more than a few MB/sec..

If you're paying for 5mb service and you're getting 3mb speeds, then I doubt a new modem would make a difference.. BUT before spending any $$ I would call AT&T and have them verify that everything on their end is correct.. all that said, a new router probably does not cost very much, and assuming AT&T will allow it, it probably wont hurt anything..

So - the answer is "it depends" ...

harry (not verified)
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good morning, I have a 2wire att dsl modem in my den for internet service. My daughter just bought the same 2wire for her bedroom. She is currently connecting to my 2wire via the wireless signal. She wants a faster connection other than wireless, so she bought herself one. How do I configure the second 2wire? do I just use the same UserID and Pass in my current 2wire? will the two of them conflict on settings? your input is greatly appreciated.
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Two routers on the same LAN will conflict when set up normally.  If her goal here is getting faster Internet speeds, the router isn't likely the bottleneck.  A wireless router with wireless-g can support 24Mbps.  Most residential DSL packages are 3, 6, or 12 Mbps.  Cable Internet can be higher - I've seen packages advertising 50 Mbps but most cabled homes I've been in have 10 Mbps.  My point in showing you these numbers is that your existing wireless router at 24 Mbps is blazing and if your daughter's computer isn't performing well and others in the household are, then the problem might be with your daughter's computer.

Have you verified her slow Internet speed doing a throughput speed test or might it be that her computer is sluggish with slow-loading pages and she's confusing that with slow Internet?  You can check the speed by going to a site that tests your download/upload speed.  Speedtest.net is a good one.  Find out what speed you are paying for and compare the result.  If she is getting a low number or erratic up and down download performance, try updating the drivers for her PC's wireless adapter.  You can get updated drivers and instructions at the computer manufacturer's website under Support (look for Downloads and Drivers).  You'll need the Service Tag number from the bottom (preferably) or at least the model number and operating system.

If you finally determine that it's not the Internet connection and her computer is just running slow, the cause of that can be from multiple things trying to run simultaneously in the background.  I find that teens are notorious for installing software willy-nilly and filling their PC with piggyback programs that needlessly use valuable resources.  A clue to this is to see how many toolbars she has on her Internet Explorer browser.  If there are several, then she probably does not know it is advantageous to "opt out" of piggyback programs and toolbars.  How many anti-virus products are installed?  Most teens don't know that only one is needed or wanted.  More than one will screw things up.

If general computer slowness is the problem, a visit to Add/Remove Programs may be in order.

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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thank you for your comments....you have given me good direction...
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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how do i get in and turn it on to wireless if they have already install it with ethernet cables will it still go to wireless so hwo do i turn it on
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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I try to get on xbox live but it keeps saying mtu settings need to be a minimum of 1364.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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how can i get my wii to hook up to my wifi on my hub it asking for a pass word
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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Type the wep key on the side of the gateway.
Lara (not verified)
changing IP address
I work for a company and we are changing from ATT to Cox business lines, wireless and internet. We have a new IP number to inter into the ATT 2701HG-B router, however, we don't know how to do it. I am a beginner at this, so please keep it simple if you can help!
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im trying to download a patch for a game i play it says im behind a firewall and its taking forever i adjusted my windows firewall that was easly done but i cant find how to change my firewall settings for the modem 2Wire® Gateway Model 2701HG-B by AT&T. im seeing lots of instructions on what do once youve gotten to the page to adjust the settings but nothing on how to get that settings page to come up or open dsl noob please help
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Hey Whats the password so I can Acess my portforwarding thing so i can make my game online
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Re: 2Wire DSL Gateway Model 2701HG-B by AT&T.

Try: admin

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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hubby wrote:
Try: admin
With all the made-up names people give their kids these days, why haven't we seen more boys named "Admin"?

Anyway... to the guy that wanted to open ports - once in the 2Wire interface, hit Firewall>Advanced Settings. If you have more than one client (computer) in your network, choose the affected one from the drop-down. Below that is a list of preconfigured applications (games, roles) that you can instantly assign to the selected computer that will usually open the correct ports. If your game isn't in that list and you know the port settings and protocols, click the small link that says "user-defined port settings/applications" or something like that.

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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You need a filter attached to the line between the wall and the modem.
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do you need a phone service with this 2wire
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network device list on 2Wire DSL Gateway Model 2701HG-B
Hi, I'm using a 2Wire 2701HG-B Gateway. I'd like to edit the list of computers on my home network. I know how to log onto the gateway and access the list, and in advanced settings uncheck the box to display inactive computers. I'm assuming there's also a way to remove computers rather than just hide them. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.......
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Acme_Man wrote:
Hi, I'm using a 2Wire 2701HG-B Gateway. I'd like to edit the list of computers on my home network. I know how to log onto the gateway and access the list, and in advanced settings uncheck the box to display inactive computers. I'm assuming there's also a way to remove computers rather than just hide them. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.......

If you mean the list of computers and wireless devices on the system summary page under Home Network, you can't really edit that list per se.  Those devices are there because your router has recently assigned a local IP address to them.  A particular device will remain in that list until the lease for that device's assigned IP address expires.  I believe 2Wire's DHCP leases are defaulted at 24 hours.

So for your purposes, the unwanted device should disappear from the list automatically provided it is disconnected from the network when its assigned IP address is 1-day old.

You can change future lease time intervals by clicking the Home Network icon and clicking Advanced Settings link.  It should be labeled something like "DHCP Lease Time".  Caution... don't mess with any other DHCP settings on that page.

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Re: network device list on 2Wire DSL Gateway Model 2701HG-B
Thanks. In Advanced Settings, DHCP lease time is 24 hours. It's been months since a couple of my network computers were booted up, but they're in the list. For now I'm just choosing not to display inactive computers....
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Re: 2Wire DSL Gateway Model 2701HG-B by AT&T.

I have low budger pnone line. I pay only $12.00 a mounth. If I hookup a 2Wire DSL Gateway Model 2701HG-B on this phone line will it work?

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

Do you still have/pay for DSL service on the phoneline?

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

If there is DSL service on the line and if the 2Wire is configured properly I dont see why it wouldn't work. I guess you will either have to try it, or call your DSL provider to ask them if it will work.

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I just bought a wireless canon pixma printer and cannot get it to find the access point so cannot get it hooked up. What do I need to do?

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