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2 Wire DSL Wireless modem range expander

Ned to extend range to a room where signal strength is poor

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  • donojohn Aug 17, 2008

    Have AT&T's DSL service through their Gateway Model 2701HG-B router, connected to my desktop; two floors below, I have a wireless laptop which will not pick up the signal. Bought a Linksys 2.4 GHz wireless expander, and after three lengthy trys to get it connected, finally gave up. Can anyone give me advice as to what will work? Linksys says their unit may not be compatible with AT&T's 2-wire router. HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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You might want to try to change the wireless channel 1. open your internet browser 2. type on the address bar 192.168.1.254/management or 172.168.0.1/management and press Enter 3. type your system password (modem password) 4. go to home network -> wireless 5. change your wireless channel to 9 - 10 if after changing the channel it still wont work please check for EMI (Electro Magnetic Interference) such as electric appliances, hallucinogen lamps, WIRELESS PHONES, satellite dish and or alarm systems. also make sure that you dont put your router on a carpet. usually a good distance between your router and the computer is around 5 - 20 feet with no walls between them since walls also contribute on the interference. one last note, keep your router away from water i.e. aquariums, water dispenser and the like since water contributes to the interference of the wireless signal

Posted on Feb 19, 2008

Channel 1, 6, 11 are the best three that don't pick up any interference from anything.

Posted on Jun 05, 2008

Works for me thanks!

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Did you try to change you 2WIRE 2700HG-B Router's power setting to "10" to get strong wireless range?

that is in "Home network" then "Wireless settings"

Posted on Mar 21, 2009

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