Hi, my name is Wyatt and my 2wire wireless router recently has not been allowing me access to the internet. It still sends out a signal but when I connect to it, I am allowed local network access only... Do you, or could you help me, find out what the problem is?
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If you are using a laptop, make sure wireless or wi-fi switch is on. usually, you will see the name of your wireless network on the connect to options under the start menu, (if you're using windows operating system.) or under network connections. try to connect to that network (usually it is named 2wirexxx.) and if it prompts you to enter a pass phrase or security key, type the default wep key found at the barcode sticker at the bottom of your 2wire modem, the nos. in brackets below the serial no. is your security key or passphrase. also check if wireless card is ok. if you are using a desktop, check if wireless adapter has the drivers installed (it also helps to know the brand of the wireless adapter....)
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Vista has a well known flaw of not allowing you to easily change access rights after selecting "public network" in the initial network connection screens. The easiest fix is to change the name of your wifi access point, reconnect, and be absolutely certain to select "home network" when the prompt comes up.
The best solution however is to ditch that crummy excuse for an operating system and upgrade to Windows 7 or 8.
If you want to know your Access Point it is the Name of your Network or Network Key (SSID). Usually the Network Name of 2wire router is 2WIRE and the Last 3 digits of the Serial Number of the Router. The Serial Number is located at the side of the router you will find a Sticker and look for the Serail Number you can also see there the Wireless Network Key under the Bar Code. Another Procedure to find the information of the router is to access it. listed below are the steps on how to access the router.
to change wireless channel of your 2wire 2701hg youjust need to access its default gateway 192.168.1.254 type it on your address bar using internet explorer and you'll see network at a glance page. click on home networking tab at the top and look for subtab written in blue click wireless settings. you'll seewireless name and under that you'llsee wireless channel you just need to pick the channel that you want to use...
A modem is a device that allows you to use a voice telephone line to connect your computer to the internet. If you contact NetZero Tech Support, they will send you a CD to run through the setup. The modem connects to the wall with a standard telephone wire. (The ends are known as RJ11)
That modem is in itself a router. However it only has one Ethernet port and no means of broadcasting a wireless Internet Signal which makes its function of a Router somewhat useless. What you need a(n) (wireless) access point. The Access Point will give you more Ethernet slots allowing more computers to be connected to the modem/router via CAT5 (Ethernet) cables. Depending on if you get a Wireless access point or not you might also be capable of using a wireless adapter to connect to the 2wire and get Internet access.
Let me know if I need to clarify any of the points above or if I can assist you further.
hi! try to check the settings on your 2wire modem, you can do this by going to gateway.2wire.net, run the system setup wizard, when you get to the ppp authentication page, check the username & password on it, it should be the one that you setup for your ISP account. as for the wireless on the desktop, it depends on the brand of the wireless adapter, be sure you have installed the drivers for this adapter. you may need to go to the client utility manager or the wireless adapter shortcut/icon on your computer screen then configure it to "see" the 2wire network. make sure wireless encryption is turned on in the 2wire modem's MDC, you can do this by going to homeportal/management, or go to gateway.2wire.net/mdc.
ok, if you can log into the router at all, you should be able to go to home network, and halfway down will be the wireless configuration.
assuming it's set to default wireless security, there should be a network key writtten on a sticker on the bottom of the router: You'll need to enter that code in windows vista before it will allow you to connect wirelessly.