Question about 2wire HomePortal 1000HW DSL Modem and Network Router -1000-400210-000_LN_R (1000400210000LNR)
I work on a MAC and my 2wire HomePortal keeps conking out.
I have had to shut down, unplug everything, wait, replug everything back in and restart in order to get connection. Now it's not holding the connection.
Will a Linksys router replace the 2wire sufficiently? And do I need any other equipment for a laptop to connect wirelessly?
How bout customizing the wireless settings of your 2wire first for a more stable connection. like change the wireless name from it's default and enable a wireless security. you can also change the wireless channel to minimize interference from other wireless device near your area.
if you have done that already, try to upgrade the firmware of your router to check that it's not a firmware issue.
if you have done everything to solve your concern, it's better to get a replacement.
i believe your home portal is a gateway. if so, you also need to have a gateway to replace it and a router is not sufficient.
as long as your laptop has a wireless card installed, you don't need any other equipment
hope this'll help you.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Re-run the Setup Wizard using one of the following methods if you are unable to browse the Internet:
Re-run the HomePortal Setup Wizard from the HomePortal CD.
Re-run the HomePortal Setup Wizard by going to http://homeportal/setup (http://172.16.0.1/setup) in your Web browser.
(For Windows only.) Re-run the HomePortal Setup Wizard by clicking Start > Programs > 2Wire Gateway > Run 2Wire Setup Wizard.
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