recently, the "Broadband Access" light on our 2Wire router turned into a lovely shade of red, and we lost the ability to connect to the internet. We tried reinstalling the software, but to no avail. We had an identical model sitting around, so we set up that one in the old one's place. The broadband access light is now green, but we still cannot connect to the internet on any computer, including the one directly attached to the router.
So obviously we are not techs, and we are trying to narrow down what the problem may be. Someone suggested that the WAN settings may need to be changed in order to make the new one work. How would this be done, and is this the solution? Any suggestion would be awesome. Thanks!
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Re: 2Wire 1701hg gateway- Broadband Access problem
Hi! have you used this other identical 2wire modem before? if this other 2wire modem (is it the same 1701hg?) well you may need to configure the settings first. also 1000 series modems usually have 3 lights on it; power, broadband link, and local network. if these 3 lights are on, you may need to access the modem's user interface. assuming that all lights are green, on your computer directly attached to the 2wire, open up any browser, type in gateway.2wire.net. it will give you the network at a glance page. click on run system setup wizard, type in the system password. on the ppp authentication page, please check if it has your username & password (this is the one that you set up on your internet acct w/ your ISP), the next screen will establish a connection. (please tell me if you've got any error messages...)
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I'd hate to say this but the 1701 was abandoned and buried a long time ago :( 2Wire was no longer supporting it when Arris bought them out and Arris will just tell you time for a new one. Even electronics with non-moving parts eventually wear out. If you're renting the 1701 time to buy a replacement and save those monthly fees (typical payoff is 10 months or so). Your ISP will have a list of compatible modems, although you might have to deal directly with their customer service to put a new gateway on your line.
hi! first of all, let's try to make the broadband link light turn green. open any browser, go the modem's UI by typing gateway.2wire.net or homeportal/setup on the address bar, follow the onscreen instructions on running the system setup wizard. it should make the broadband link green now. for wireless connection, click on the airport icon, and select on the SSID or network name in the drop down menu. if ssid is not on the drop down menu, click on other. type the SSID in the network name field and wireless security is none. (SSID is the last 3 nos. of the SN)
and click on the firewall icon. Click on firewall settings and, if prompted, enter your system password to reach the advanced settings page. select the computer that will function as the VPN server. In the left column, select PPTP server. click on Add, then done. or try changing the IP scheme to the
172.16.0.0/255.255.0.0 or 10.0.0.0/255.255.0.0 schemes by accessing gateway.2wire.net, go to home network icon, then advanced settings. but if you manually configure or disable dhcp, be sure to write down the subnet mask & IP assigned to the 2wire then click on save. if all else fails, run it on DMZPlus mode, however this solution will allow all inbound traffic to the computer. if it still doesn't work on DMZPlus mode, the VPN is either using the same IP scheme, is using IPSec 50 or 51, or will not work with the 2Wire gateway.