I have an AT&T 2wire modem router DSL . . two problems first connecting to the internet via explorer (os = XP) usually first attempts end in not responding . . the second problem is range . . if I disconnect my laptop from the hard wire connection and go out say to the garage I can not connect . .distance is about 50 to 75 ft note common wall has metal sheeting due to fire code . . question do I have to use a modem provied by AT&T to use their service? how can I increase the range ? What router modem setup would you recommend to include USB for cammon share external hard drive? Are there any fixes for the internet connect problem?
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IP ADDRESS 192.168.1.254 is the default gateway of an AT&T modem router (RESIDENTIAL GATEWAY) (2WIRE). for this ip address should be able to view the main screen of your 2wire modem and if not your computer is connected to a different network.
1) try connecting the computer to the 2wire RG using a ETHERNET cable (if your connected via wireless) 2) make sure that the DSL light is solid and not blinking. 3) if your computer already connected by a ETHERNET cable, try accessing the same ip address if your able to view the main screen of your 2wire modem it means that your computer will be able to connect to the internet. 4) try this also: this for internet explorer: click tools - connections - LAN settings ( if there's a tick mark on PROXY SERVER remove it ) if you do have tick mark on PROXY SERVER then your computer have a virus, because virus can put a tick on PROXY SERVER without you noticing it. after removing the tick you will be able to connect to the internet again.
1. Plug in internet "from cable modem, dsl modem" via ethernet cable usually its blue and on the back of the router or it will say wlan. 2. Run ethernet cable from router to ethernet connection on computer
you start out by seeing if you can ping the 2wire. The ip address you ping from a command prompt is the 2wire's gateway, 192.168.1.254
(you can get to the command prompt by clicking start, then click run, and type cmd and click ok on windows XP)
(on vista, you just click start and type cmd right above it where it says start search and hit enter on your keyboard)
(MAC's have a ping utility located by clicking on the harddrive, applications, network, network utility, and then the ping tab)
a little black window pops open, thats your command prompt
type ping 192.168.1.254 and hit enter on your keyboard
if you dont get replies, then your computer doesn't see the 2wire.
call tech support at 877-722-3755 24/7 for further support if required. We can make sure you nic is config properly, working properly, your not being blocked by a firewall, etc.
The 2wire dsl modem/router cannot be use with a another cable modem , since this 2wire device is also a modem/router and its made for the DSL conenction that's why it wont work with Cox cable, the best thing that you can do is to ask Cox to give a wireless modem/router like this 2wire so you can still use the wireless connection of your computer..
How do you connect to the 2wire 2700HG? Wireless or ethernet? In any case I suggest to access the mdc (management and diagnostic console) of your 2wire and check the DSL Diagnostics under the Troubleshooting Category. Check the attenuation rate of your 2wire there so you can see if external problems are affecting the 2wire. The 2wire is also a modem\router and eventough it rarely affects the speed of your connection, the 2wire Firewall might also affect the speed of your cx. Another thing to check are the electrical interference on your 2wire. EMI (Electro Magnetic Interference) do affect the 2wire router greatly. I mean it LITERALLY. A great Interference can cut your signal strength from full bars to 1 bar even tough your just 10 feet away from the router. You can also check the Broadband Status on the Network at a Glance Page to check if the speed are jumping in and out. And also try to contact your Internet Service Provider or the 2wire direct technical support (1-877-3478680) for further assistance. God Bless!