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I have an AT&&T 2701HG-B Gateway 2Wire wireless router w/DSL modem. My Mac G5 computer is attached with an ethernet cable (my computer does not have wireless capability). All this is in my home office in the front house. We live in the rear house, about fifty feet away. We want to get an I Pad and use it in our house, networked with the wifi in my office. The signal in the house is too weak. I have tried putting the router on the window sill pointing toward the rear house and can get a signal in one corner of the porch. What can I do? Is there a range extender that will work with both my 2Wire(AT&T) router and Apple devices like the I Pad or MacBook? Thank you for your attention. Jacques Ullman jacquesullman@sbcglobal.net

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There is an adaptor that you can buy
it is plugged into the power socket for the house , connected to the ether net connection
you have a second plug in connection that plugs into any other power point and that runs a ethernet cable to the pc or modem
I have such a system running from the shed computer to the house computer and modem distance of 100 yards
it is called a TP-Link and is available fro Jaycar or like electronic shops
it works by using the house wiring to transmit the data signal along with the house power

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access your gateway homepage by opening your internet browser and typing this on the address bar: 192.168.1.254/management. then key in your system password and click on Settings under Firewall. there's option#2 (allow individual applications), click on "Add a new-user defined application", input the data and click submit another way is to enable DMZ plus mode. that option would actually make all the ports open. use this if option#2 is not working. after making the above changes refresh your router, just unplug then replug it from the power.

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When I purchased the same router on Amazon I did my best to set it up on my own, but you need the correct IP information you can only get from your customer support at AT&T. I'm using this router with an old Airport card in an 2003 iBook and a 2007 iMac (built in Airport express card). The set-up was all done wirelessly, with bellsouth (AT&T) customer service instructing me over the phone, the process took about 15 minutes.
My suggestion is to call AT&T and speak with someone who knows what their doing, and they do use the SBC global page to set up the unit, starting with http://192.168.1.254/ for the system summary, from there you can set up your password etc...

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SOURCE: CAN A 2WIRE DSL ROUTER WORK WITH A CABLE INTERNET CONEECTION

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..

Hope that helps..........

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SOURCE: Have SBCglobal with 2wire but want N wireless capability

Follow the dots -

2 wire DSL wire to back of DSL 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.

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I have the same modem.
You don't need any installation cd.
Just follow the instructions at this web page:
http://support.2wire.com/?page=view&article=60

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