Since starting my DSL service w/ CenturyTel, I've been using a 2Wire 1701 HG router. It's been giving me 2 problems, one old and one new. During the year I've used it, I have find that it drops the internet regularly (especially if I'm trying to download a large file). Most often it re-establishes the connection but the entire processs both irritating and time-consuming. Any suggestions to correct that, or is it the nature of the CenturyTel beast?
More recently, my computer crashed. I reinstalled most programs, including the 2Wire's driver. When I try to use their automatic setup program (found at http://192.168.1.254), I do fine until it reaches end of the process. Then, I get the message "Configuration Server Is Unavailable." Is it something I'm doing that prevents me getting it, or has 2Wire's system been shut down (for at least the past week or more)?
Try to reset the 2wire by holding the reset button in with a pin for a good 20 seconds, wait for all the lites to return, then try a large download again...if problem is not solved, try http://www.2wire.com/?p=72
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Connect the cable at both ends and do a red button (inside card door) reset of the DVR. To test the connection, do thus: Menu -> .....setup -> system setup -> network setup -> test connection. If it shows not connected then "reset defaults" and run "connect now" As a basic security feature the ATT DSL 2Wire 2701HG-B router/gateway requires you to enter its pre-assigned WEP key to connect beyond the unit itself and then to the internet. Since the Direct TV DVR HD24D only does a basic connection without having a place to enter the 2701HG-B WEP key it never actually reaches the internet. The 2Wire 2701HG-B has the ability for one attached unit to "pass through" its firewall and internal security settings using a so called "DMZplus" mode. I set the HR24D DVR to such a mode within the 2Wire unit and the DVR connected with the internet flawlessly.
I suggest you contact 2wire support here, and ask about getting a replacement. Either that or contact your ISP, who sold you the modem. They may have a replacement available.
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When you get a 'cant connect to configuration server', dont worry about it, thats 2wire's configuration server. If you have a 1000sw, then you've been a customer for a long time and have been registered for years and dont need the configuration server. Both you and the 2wire have been configured for years. The 2wire is trying to reach the configuration server because you set it up again, im thinking you moved, changed phone lines, or changed service.
The 2wire configuration server is to set people's 2wire's up for the first time only, and even then it doesnt matter unless you call technical support, and then they can still help you by getting the serial number off the device when that happens years later.
make sure to configure the wireless settings of your roku player matching the wireless settings of your router. You need to do manually, go to the network settings of your roku, go to wlan settings and edit the SSID and wireless security key
that 2wire only works with DSL services, if you are using cable internet then no it wont work. If the surfboard digital voice is just a VOIP router then yes, plug the surfboard into one of the ethernet ports on the back of the 2wire.
The 2Wire 2700 is a residential gateway, a modem and router in-one. There is an RJ-11 jack in the back of the gateway and this is where your dsl phone cord plugs in. There are four RJ-45 jacks in the back for connecting devices using ethernet cable. As a router is can operate both wirelessly and wired. For wireless operation you'll need the WEP key which is located on the tag on the bottom of the gateway. It's the number enclosed in brackets, between the two bar codes.
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..
If you have a 2wire HG2701 it experiences problems. You will need a new modem or a new router. I have one but it has the same problems. I went to FRYS Electronics and bought an speedstream modem. WORKS PERFECTLY
If you want to setup wireless network then......
you need to config your router for wireless network..
for that you need to open router configuration page or either you can run the disc you got with your router..
in that it gives you an option of wireless network..
it will ask you to type in a network name ssid give any name you wish to your network..
it will also ask you to type in a password for network...
choose wpa-psk security and type any secure password in 8to 63 charactersand apply and once it's done...
now if you're on windows xp then click start>then control panel>network connections>then rt click wireless network connections and click view available wireless networks there you'll find your network name ssid in it select it and press connect..it will ask for your 8-63 characters password type in the same press connect it will say connected..
unplug ethernet cable and try opening pages ie..
If you're on vista then click start>connect to>rest is same as above...