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Connecting ATT 2wire to Acer Computer

I recently got the ATT DSL which comes with a 2wire modem/router. Setup on my desktop went smoothly but when I tried to connect via wifi to my Acer it would only let me connect via the wifi connection options on my Sprint USB modem. It would not let me set up via the connection options on the computer itself. The signal strength is not spectacular - about 40% to 60% strength. I suspect that if I could connect via the computer itself, connectivity on the laptop would be better. Help!

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  • kfiawo Dec 09, 2008

    No software available for the router unless you're referring to the Sprint modem

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Is the Sprint USB modem a Sprint card? Do you have both of them plugged in at the same time?

I'd like to tell you that 2wire router/modems are easy. They're not, but what you have is pretty basic. I've seen, and I still have, the 1800 box give out two sets of IP addresses, one for wireless and one for wired. Let's hope that is not the case.

Plug your laptop into the router with a cable and don't plug in the USB modem. When it comes up, drop into DOS (Window R run cmd) and type IPCONFIG /ALL. You will be given an IP and Gateway. If it starts out 192 or 172, then you are connected to the 2wire. If it starts 169, you aren't.

Go into the wired connection, by right clicking My Network Places, highlghting Properties, and left clicking. It should only bring up the LAN card, since you didn't plug in the USB modem. Take a look at the info for the LAN card. Is it enabled? If not, repair the LAN one, if it is, right click on it, highlight Properties, and left click again, opening a window that has TCP/IP v4 or just TCP/IP.

Highlight that, and click on Properties again. It will open up the window where you can check the boxes for Obtain an IP address and DNS servers automatically. Check those and click O.K.

Now here's the worst part. If they already were checked, this probably won't fix it. I have an 1800 series on my bench and access to a 2701HG. Post back your model number as a comment and I'll go into programming.

I'm guessing that pulling the USB modem card and checking Obtain DHCP automatically on the LAN card will fix it.

Carl


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Check out whether u r using proper cable between the two.also replace the cable if its very old.u can get the cables at radioshack.

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So what you are saying is that your laptop will not connect to the wireless router with its built in wifi card?
if your using Vista, what i want you to do is right click "computer" select "manage" and then "device manager", then click on the + sign next to "network adapters" and right click on the wireless network and "uninstall" the device, reboot the PC and wait for windows to detect the wireless card and install the drivers for it, this will appear in the system tray (bottom right hand side) when its done try to connect again

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    Lee Hodgson Dec 09, 2008

    Ginko its called networking m8 lol

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How far away from the router are you?

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Are you using a router for the wireless or is it built in? Also If you can connect the laptop via ethernet I can remotely assist you, see my page here for that and mention this post and I will not charge you.http://www.crossloop.com/EricMitchell

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You have not properly installed the software on the laptop . Thats why you have a signal strength very less . Try installing the software properly with proper settings .

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To connect through the computer you need to use an ethernet cable, please provide more details, the problem is not clear.

Posted on Dec 09, 2008

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    Ginko Dec 09, 2008

    The laptop cannot connect in a n efficient way through the computer, the router is already a computer. The modem can be separate from the router.

    You need to setup the router using a LAN cable, then connect directlyu to the router using the laptop wi fi, that is the way it works.

    I do not understand what you mean by connecting rhe laptop through the computer.

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    Ginko Dec 09, 2008

    If the Internet and the wireless is working, do not change any settings , just explain what you want to do.

    Connecting through the computer instead of connecting straight to the router can be done, by setting a proxy internet connection, but this will be slower and you need a wifi card that supports access point mode on the computer.

    If the sygnal is weak , test that you are connecting to the right network (not by default to a neighbour's one) , that the router antenna is not unscrewed, and that there is no obstacle between the router antenna and the laptop wifi.


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