I have a 2Wire 2701HG-B DSL Modem/Router connected to AT&T DSL. I have a wireless laptop, two cabled desktops and a wireless xbox connected to it. Whenever I call out on one of our 5.8 ghz cordless phones the internet light on the modem/router goes red and it drops the connection then reconnects. When I hang up the cordless phone it happens again. The central unit for the cordless phones is connected to a DSL filter on its own telephone jack in a different room from the router. It doesn't happen when I call out using a corded phone. How can I tell what frequency the network is using? Can I do something to prevent this interference?
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Re: Interference from 5.8 GHz cordless phones
Also try changing the wireless channels to 11 to reduce interference to 3rd party hardware such as cordless phones, and power settings should be 10 to ensure modem is broadcasting at full 400mW of power. do not put the modem near your cordless phones, and it must be sitting upright.
I fixed my own problem. I went to the system setup page for the router and changed the channel to another mghz setting. I found one that didn't conflict with the cordless phones. My son is very happy now that he doesn't get kicked out of Halo3 every time we get a phone call.
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att 2 wire is a Adsl Modem (Requires a telephone line jack to get the signals) but charter communication is a cable internet service (not DSL) , Requires a TV cable service for internet . These two jacks differs and there working differs .. Means : Att works with the username and password type of authentication but charter requires the MAC address of modem for authentication . Therefore for a cable internet 2wire 2701hg-b modem cant be used . But yes in case charters has username and password authentication and works with the telephone jack in house then its possible to use the same modem.
Modem and routers are considered only as access point you computer may be able to connect to your router but if you dont have a DSL line you will not be able to go on line... if you dont want a DSL line there are service that concentrates on wireless alone... in this DSL line are not required nor router but may provide you a USB wireless adapter that has their wireless service then again try calling an Internet Service provider for this options...
In the wireless settings of the 2Wire device's user interface, there is an
option to boost the gain/signal. I think you can choose 1-thru-10 and it
comes defaulted at 6. Keep in mind that the 2Wire modem/router is a cheap POS
and diming it out may cause heat issues and earlier failure. I say "earlier"
because it WILL fail sooner or later. Yes, it's a fact.
Radio interference from outside sources will affect your usable range, so
while you are in the interface, change the radio channel to 3. Most
wireless systems are defaultly set for "auto", 1, 6, or 11. In my
experience, channel 3 has the least interference from other wireless systems and
2.4GHz cordless phones.
The network appliance you're asking about is a modem with a wireless router built in. Basically, it's an all-in-one device. It will replace your already existing modem. It is a wise upgrade for any AT&T DSL connection.
Try power cycling the router -- disconnect power for at least two minutes (just to be safe), then reconnect power. It should realize that it does not have an address and request a new one. It is also a good idea to power cycle any cable modem or DSL modem at the same time. First power up the cable or DSL modem, and after it has initialized itself, then reconnect the wireless router to power.
No, not the way you want it to. The wan(internet) port on the 2701 is an rj-11 that will only connect to a phone line with DSL service. There is no way to use this as a router with your cable modem. You need a router that has an ethernet (rj45) port as the wan port.
No. A router has 2 main interface types WAN (for the internet connection side, and LAN (for the home network side) the 'LAN' side often has up to 4 ports and wireless connectivity for the home network.
The most common routers available at electronics retail use a CAT-5 connection for the WAN ports and the LAN ports. Your DSL modem/router uses a phone line input for it's WAN port, which uses a signal type that is incompatible with the cable modem output.
If COX doesn't offer a router with the cable modem package, you can go and purchase and common brand of home networking router, and attach it to the output of the cable modem.
Ethernet cable out of DSL modem, to current router (if you have one).
Ethernet cable out of current router (if you have one) to new Wireless N router.
If you currently have a wireless G router, keep it, or, use the new Wireless G/N router alone. You will need to set up all security settings again if you remove your current router, and if the new router is N only, you will need to make sure all your wireless connecting computers have wireless N cards in them.
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..