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Almost certainly you have the wrong password. Ask whoever owns the network for the key.

2wire (2701HG-B)... | Answered on Apr 06, 2012

I got the information from the user manual on page 31:


Open a Web browser and access the 2Wire gateway user interface by entering


Click the Home Network tab.
Click the Wireless Settings link to open the Configure the Wireless Network page.
On the Wireless Security section select custom key ,enter new key and then click on Save at the bottom of the page.

By the way the default /current password is underneath the router.

hope this helps

2wire (2701HG-B)... | Answered on Feb 17, 2012

ok u need to unplug it then u change the wire thats in ur computer then u put in the computer u want it in then plug in it should work if not then tell me

2wire (2701HG-B)... | Answered on Jan 16, 2012

Are you using a laptop? If not, the computer that you are using should capable of connecting via wireless connection. And the Modem /router should be transmitting wireless signal. If you can successfully connect via wifi, then all of your wireless end devices should be connected via wi fi a as well. check your local network for issue isolation.

2wire (2701HG-B)... | Answered on Jan 03, 2012

Follow this instructions:1. connect via hard wired connection using your PC (network cable)2. open your internet explorer or any browser.3. type the numbers on the address bar4. you will be routed to your router's settings, type admin for USERNAME: and admin for PASSWORD.5. look for the basic setup/settings6. look for the wireless settings7. under your SSID comes the WEP or WPA-PSK option8. that is your wi-fi password, then modified it and remember the password you use for you will need to enter it on your pc when you are connecting via wireless connection.you can select ASCII for password. it should be alpha numeric or combination of letters and numbers.9. select save and apply. then you are good to go.

2wire (2701HG-B)... | Answered on Dec 29, 2011

You should secure your wireless network.
Make sure that your wireless network is password protected and do not share wireless network key with anybody.
How to secure wireless network

2wire (2701HG-B)... | Answered on Dec 14, 2011

Download the DD-WRT firmware and flash it. This way you can do that and a lot more such as log inbound & outbound traffic, increase signal strength, & even make your router an access point!

2wire (2701HG-B)... | Answered on Dec 14, 2011

Hi William,
I have this same router from AT&T. First thing you need to do is make sure all phone line devices have filters on them. If that doesn't work, try a different phone jack. It could be the internal wiring on that phone jack that's causing a connection disruption (this happened to me with the jack in my room). If that still doesn't work, then call your ISP's tech support line. They'll check their network status & make sure the servers in your area aren't down for any reason, which could be a strong possibility as the ATM circuit is located at the servers. Otherwise, there could have been a screw-up on their part, which they need to correct on their side. The only way to resolve these latter issues are by calling your ISP.
PVC Connection Could not find an ATM Circut simply means you do not have an internet Connection to your Router/PC

2wire (2701HG-B)... | Answered on Nov 13, 2011

For this example lets say the minecraft server is on local ip and using port 21000, default is 25565, for its connection in the config file. If your laptop is in the same lan (network) you would run mine craft and connect enter a server ip of No port forwarding required. If you want to access this server from outside of your network you will need to setup a port forward for 21000 tcp to go to You would also need to know your public IP. www.ipchicken.com or just google "what is my ip" So now armed with your public IP lets say when you want to connect to your server on your local network you would open minecraft and type for the server address Your router will see that it is going to 21000 and it will check your port forward rules "Oh this goes to". Please note most home users have dynamic public IP's this means they can change so you would have to keep checking your public IP to give to people. You can sign up for what is called Dynamic DNS such as DynDns.com This will associate a free domain name you choose to always point to the correct public IP you currently have assigned at home.

Comment back if you have further questions.

2wire (2701HG-B)... | Answered on Nov 08, 2011

of that is the case try to go to run then type in iexplore.if this will still not work that means that the internet explorer is no longer working .

2wire (2701HG-B)... | Answered on Oct 19, 2011

Fax machines don't connect to the Internet as a rule, they were superseded by email, although fax still has a place in the legal world as it is a sustained two way communication that can acknowledge receipt and give a delivery report, email can't do that because some mail servers won't acknowledge receipt as a way to avoid spam.

2wire (2701HG-B)... | Answered on Oct 03, 2011

Why would you?
Fax Machines are not generally 'network connected' devices, they are a telecoms device. A fax machine is basically a modem so unless you have an ip based phone system your fax has no business being plugged into your router, it should be plugged into the phone line.

2wire (2701HG-B)... | Answered on Oct 03, 2011

Type in the Address Bar at the top of the browser and press <Enter>.

2wire (2701HG-B)... | Answered on Sep 29, 2011

It sounds like "The Crazies" is a wireless network near you that someone had used to connect to the internet using your computer. To connect to your own network, look under the router/modem itself near the barcode. There should be a few sets of numbers there. You'll want to enter the code in that is in brackets [ ] (should be under the serial number) into your computer when connecting to your network. That should do it, but let me know if you have any other questions!

2wire (2701HG-B)... | Answered on Sep 17, 2011

If ethernet light is the only one that's not on, that means there is no device that is connected hardwired to the router.

2wire (2701HG-B)... | Answered on Sep 11, 2011

If it is still the default password the username should be admin and the password should be password or 1234

2wire (2701HG-B)... | Answered on Sep 05, 2011

Dear bkbavis03,

Welcome, and thank you for using FixYa!

I had this same issue with 2Wire equipment when I connected Mac equipment to my network and then tried to connect a PC at the same time. For some reason, the firmware software within 2Wire products does not like to dual support Mac and PC at the same time.
Switch to a wonderful Cisco wireless router you can purchase at any local WalMart to resolve your issue.

Have a great day!

2wire (2701HG-B)... | Answered on Sep 05, 2011

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