I am about to replace the 2WIRE router. Why? Wireless is not wokring properly. My new macbook does not connect to it that good. It drops out. I experience this problem most of the time. Is it possible that other routers will work? I got this plastic internal antenna thing for $19.99 cheap eh?
I am soon going out to buy a Belkin router probably N or mimo. I noticed it is the router because my friend's Powerbook G4 as the same problem too. (The 2WIRE probably hates macs)
It has been a YEAR already and 6 months with the thing. Even sometimes it happens to PCs (I have a 2 Toshibas)
I hope this is enough information for all of you reading this. Please reply if buying a new router helps. Thanks. JC
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Use a switch where it comes in if you have a desktop. Then to extend to rest of the house, use a wireless router. Try to locate the router in a central location. The wireless router will connect to the switch. Most ISP's will use DHCP and each device you connect will get a dynamic ip address.
Are there LED lights on the connection on the router? Do they blink? If not, the cable if broken/your network connection on the MAC is broken down.
If they blink, the problem could be either your MAC is not setup for DHCP connection, or your router doesn't (want to) give IP address to your MAC. Check this by opening the Network settings on your MAC. Check if DHCP is enabled, and if your PC gets an IP from the router that looks like the IP you get from it when connection through WIFI.
The device does not have removable antennae so it isn't as easy as getting a more powerful antennae and connecting it. You would have to get something called a range extender or signal booster. These can act as an access point/repeater or just a repeater between access points. I would suggest the kind that act as an access point/repeater and configuring them to connect to your wireless. They will provide coverage in the same manner as your router in that a certain distance from the access point will have optimal signal strength.
Connect your router to computer with ethernet cable then you can access it with following default link. http://192.168.15.1 or http://192.168.2.1 If you are not able to access it with above ip then check your computers ip address gateway ip is your router ip try with it. Then it ask for user name and password. Type user as "admin" and password as "admin" or "password" or blank. Then you can see configuration page of router.
Click on wireless settings enable wireless then enable WEP Security then add WEP code .It is your password to connect wi fi.Then save settings and restart router. Then you can connect your wi fi network with that code.
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Any router that your connecting to wireless, without a password, does not have wireless security set up on the router.
Any other wireless router that you are trying to connect to that does not allow you to connect wireless, has wireless security set up and that same security must be set up on the wireless device (like laptop or desktop, whatever is not connected via ethernet cable.).
Reply back what you find and I will be glad to help more.
The new router should help because of the extended range that they have. You may also have an issue with your computers wireless device. I wiould recomend seeing if you can connect to someone elses wireless device before making the purchase of a new router. Some computers have a weak wireless adapter built in.
The solution may be as simple as placement of the router/antenna, or it may be a configuration mismatch between the MacBook and the router. 2Wire is a fairly common router used by some ISPs, the router might be configured to use IPv4 and the Mac might be configured to use IPv6 (different address schema), or the channeling might be set different (encryption setting mismatch). Since the problem seems to occur mostly with the newer computers, I would lean more toward a configuration problem, but recommend checking the antenna first (this would automatically transfer to a new router), then check the settings. Depending on the environment of the router, the time may have come to get a new one (I have seen some last many years and some last only months).
Check that the following are set the same on the router and the Mac's:
IP Addressing schema
Channel and frequency settings
If you are going to relace your hardware, I recommend a router with MIMO technology using the 802.11g standard. As far as the 802.11n standard, keep in mind that it has not been approved and published in its final form yet, this could mean that any technology using this "pre-standard" may become obsolete and unusable overnight.
If router is brand new you should have a set up disk. the set up disk will walk you through it or you might log onto Belkin site to see a walk through set up. If you can access internet from modem to router to internet. That means router is functioning properly. To go completely wireless you will need to secure your network and setup your access codes. Definitely use the setup disk to do this. A unsecured wireless network is a nightmare waiting to happen. Good luck