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I would like to get my wireless modem light on....how do I do that (how do I get my wireless modem to go wireless).

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Ok first things first, if you have a 2wire 2700hg-b the wireless broadcast is already running from factory settings, the wireless light wont lit until there is an active wireless connection to the modem, so if you havent altered any of the wireless settings on the modem you can connect really easy to it

1.- go to the modem and look for a label on it, it will have the model and the SERIAL NUMBER, displayed SN: this is a 12 digit #; you will have to care for the last 3 or 4 numbers of it

2.- below that number there is another 10 digit # between [ brackets ], you will need all the numbers from this one.

3.-now here is the tricky part, go to your computer and scan for available wireless networks make sure your wireless card/adaptor is enabled and propperly configured, or that Airport is enabled (for MAC USERS) among the wireless networks being listed look for one that will say 2wire either with capital or lowercases and this is the part where you are going to need the SN for, look for a network called 2wire that has the last 3 or 4 digits of your SN and select it, e.g.: 2WIRE123, 2wire789 etc.

4.-now by default this wireless connection will ask you for a password called also Network Key or Passphrase, when trying to connect to it , the password will be the 10 digit number between [ brackets ] that you got from the label on your 2wire unit.

5.-the wireless connection should be established and now the wireless LED on the modem should be on indicating a successful wireless link, and whenever there is traffic from the internet to your computer this light will flash along with the INTERNET one indicating data flow to the computer or any device connected wirelessly to the modem

Special NOTE 1: when attempting to create a wireless connection in a Windows Vista PC be really careful on the first attempts to connect to the desired wireless connection because after 2 or 3 errors Windows Vista will not longer even try to connect to the network and will give you the options to just diagnose the problem or try another wireless network to connect to, sometimes rebooting the pc and the modem (powering it on and off), can fix this but in some other cases you ,ight have to gain access to your modem with an RJ-45 CORD (ethernet cable) access it with Internet Explorer and rename your wireless network to attempt to connect wirelessly again, a little fancy.... so as i said be careful, when inputting the Passphrase or network key in Windows Vista, there is a case you can select that will let you see what you are typing on the passphrase field so you dont get any mistypes there....


Special NOTE 2: if you are using a MAC computer when typing the passphrase to join to the wireless network you must first enter a dollar sign $ before the passphrase or network key as we may also call it, so input the passphrase like this e.g.: $1234567890.

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Go into 192.168.1.254, then go to "Home network", then "Wireless settings" put your network name in the blank box.

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