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Solved: Modem to wi-fi

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by CARLETONRR, Jan 9, 2011.

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  1. CARLETONRR

    CARLETONRR Thread Starter

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    I have a 2WIRE GATEWAY modem model 2701HG-B connected to my PC. Looks to be wireless enabled.
    but green light is not on, nor has been since installed a couple of years ago. Know how to fully
    and functionally enable?
     
  2. PedroHin

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    Those are indeed wireless capable. The wireless may be disabled by default depending on your internet service provider.

    If you currently have a device (laptop, iphone) does it see a wireless network named 2wire### (the ### representing a randomly generated string of 3 digits). If so, try to connect to it using the number printed on the modem in brackets in this fashion -- [0123456789].

    If not, you should be able to point your web browser to http://192.168.1.254 (this is the default IP for 2wire, but it could be different) . Failing that , http://gateway.2wire.net might also work.

    Once you're in the gateway's web interface, you can enable/disable wireless capability, change the broadcasted name (SSID), encryption type (WEP, WPA, WPA2) and password.
     
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    PedroHin - Thanks for the help. Problem resolved!
     
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