Wireless Internet Problem; AT&T 2Wire

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ureverydaygoddess
Wireless Internet Problem; AT&T 2Wire

OH MY GOSH...YES YES, IT's me again! Back with yet another problem! -rolls eyes-

The computer I'm using right now to type this...is my father's (aka Old Faithful) HP Pavilion F1703 (she's old but she works)

The Internet we're using is: AT&T 2 wire.

My old laptop was able to go online but at times when my father decided to go on his desktop, my internet connection would fail. then maybe in five minutes I'll be able to go back online. (this problem started in 2007) but i always thought maybe it just does that. (Yes I know, I should have looked into it back then) Then of course my laptop just...decided to crash and burn...after me trying so hard to get it to go online. (according to the guys at staples "Your laptop just pretty much fried the motherboard"

I now have a new laptop and it's doing the same thing.

Last night my father wanted to go online...I was in my room and my internet went out.

I walked out of my room and saw my dad turn his computer on, i walked back into my room and the internet was working...but only for 2 mins before it went off again. I walked back out of my room and saw my dad was online... after that i tried a few times and decided to figure it out the next day (since I was tired from a long day).

   

   

Green Eyes
Re: Wireless Internet Problem; AT&T 2Wire

Have you checked your modem? 

I've had this happen on two different occasions and both times it was due to the modem not working.  I believe both were a 2-wire as well.  A new modem fixed it for me.

ureverydaygoddess
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Hmmm never thought of that... -looks at my modem: Power light is on. Ethernet light is one. Wireless light is blinking, DSL light is on and so is Internet- Hmmm...I do not know maybe your right or maybe it's something else but I think I should start looking into that. I wonder if AT&T will charge me...LOL.

Anonymous Visitor
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hi, i have the same problem with mine, but eternet is blinking and wireless stays solid for about a minute and starts blinking again, can someone please help on what to do

Anonymous Visitor
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Anonymous Visitor wrote:
hi, i have the same problem with mine, but eternet is blinking and wireless stays solid for about a minute and starts blinking again, can someone please help on what to do

Something's wrong somewhere. Try restarting it from the inside.

Open a browser on a computer that's connected to your network with Ethernet (not wireless) and type 192.168.254.254 then Enter. When asked for a access password, it will be admin unless you have changed it.

From the four icons at the top select System. Right below that, choose Details. Over at the right, click "Restart the system".

Also, try Disabling and Re-enabling the wireless - At the top, click the home Network icon. Then choose Summary. Over at the right, you should see a button next to the Wireless interface indicator that says Disable. Click that, wait until your wireless is off and then Re-enable it.

If this problem persists, call ATT - they should send you a new one if yours is screwed up.

Anonymous Visitor
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Hi, I had a working connection (wireless) on AT&T 2wire226 router until about 4 days ago. Is the wireless light supposed to be on at all times? If that's the case it hasn't been in the past and the wireless worked. Go figure. I called AT&T. They said it's working when I know it isn't. I've made sure all my connections are tight, reset the router; basically did everything I knew to do and still nothing. I know it's not my daughter's Ipod because she connects every other wireless area. What do I now do? Thanks for your help!
Anonymous Visitor
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I have had a numerous amount of problems with my Internet and 2wire modem. After months of trial and error and multiple visits from AT&T tech support I have finally figured out the problem. It's the darn 2wire modem. It's just a piece of crap. I just bought a netgear modem/router, configured it and surprise surprise it works 10x better than ever! Thank God! Hope anyone who had the same issue finds this post.
Anonymous Visitor
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We have had problems ever since we got AT&T internet (when we moved in 2008)--since we could get internet eventually--I didn't deal with it. Finally have called, got diagnostics over phone, eventually had a tech person come out (who just kept saying "I'm not an IT guy"), he changed modem (2 Wire) and supposedly reset a couple things. He said it "could be interference", ...so I called again and tech took remote access, changed some things and said that should work. It hasn't. This is so frustrating! Are you saying that I could buy a new modem but and still use AT&T internet?
Anonymous Visitor
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Ask them for a basic modem and use your own router.  They should supply this basic modem at no charge. A basic DSL modem is small and has only a few jacks on the back: one power, one RJ-11 (phone cord from wall), one RJ-45 (Ethernet to computer or router), and maybe one USB-B jack that can link from the modem to a single computer as long as the Ethernet jack on the modem isn't also used.  Be sure your computer can connect to the Internet by plugging into this modem before adding a router between the computer and modem. To add your own wireless router to this basic DSL modem, connect the modem's Ethernet jack to the router's "uplink", "WAN" or "Internet" jack.  This jack on the router is usually separated from the other jacks by a space and might even be a different color.  A nearby desktop computer that is not wireless connects via Ethernet to one of the router's Ethernet (LAN) jacks.  Normally, Internet access for both wired and wireless works immediately after connecting but your wireless will not be password protected.  The software that comes with routers is usually not-so-great but if that's all you have, you have to go with it unless you know how to get in and manually set up security.  For homes, I normally use "WPA Personal". Brand choice of router is more important now than it used to be.  For an inexpensive basic router in a small-sized house or apartment where media-streaming isn't important, I recommend the D-Link DIR-601 ($30 at Lowes, Office Depot).  For larger homes, the DIR-615 or 651.  If you will be streaming media, there's the DIR-655 for about $80.  There are more expensive models but I don't recommending throwing more money at one of these unless you see features you know you need. I'm not an employee of D-Link.  It is a current favorite brand of mine as a wireless router because it seems to be more universally compatible with a wider range of wireless media devices like Bluetooth players, ROKU receivers, Internet capable HDTV's, e-readers, etc.  Device compatibility is somewhat hit and miss with a few other major brands of wireless routers and this compatibility problem seems to be related to security protocols between the device and router. As for the reason of compatibility, I don't necessarily blame the router but maybe the relationship between the router and the device instead.  In all of the connectivity and compatibility problems I've been asked to troubleshoot so far, the problem has been corrected by replacing the customer's existing router with a D-Link.
Anonymous Visitor
Re: Wireless Internet Problem; AT&T 2Wire
Do you know for a fact this will work?
Anonymous Visitor
AT&T 2Wire
Same issue here. Multiple disconnects per day, dropped DSL signal, etc. ATT tested my line and it was fine. They claim they have no problems with the 2 wire router. Replaced with a high end Netgear router and no more problems. The ATT 2 wire router is a piece of garbage.

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