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I use 2wire 1701 HG Gateway for 3 computers. I have been using a Plug and Play network with a password. My primary computer harddrive crashed. I had the drive replaced, but I have been unable to reconnect with the existing network. The router? is physically connected to one computer through the ATT high speed network. The other two computers have wireless connected. Worse still, I can't find my password to the network. While trying to diagnose the way to connect the one wireless computer by checking the settings on the other wirelessly connected computer I made the second wirelessly connected computer unable to communicate with the physically connected computer. How do I restore the connections without losing data?

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Hello hopefully ican hel solve your issue i have a 2wire modem myself ans have found that 2wire products are very picky. To answer your question for 2wire products when you try to connect wirelessly it wants you to type in the wep key which is the serial number of the product otherwise you are unable to connect. Now as far as losing your password if you are able to get into the 2wire product via browser so you can bring up the main software page you can try to see if you can get too any info that relates to resetting your info like username and password. Otherwise do a search for your product and search forums and you will most likely find someone that has had to recover there info and they will tell you how they do it. Good luck

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