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