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In order to get your router back to the original settings, you must push in the reset button (usually on the back of the router) for somewhere between 10 and 30 seconds depending on the router. You may need a pin or something small to push in the button, because it can be recessed. Once you have reset the router, the username and password will be changed to the defaults, admin and password, respectively. One thing you must remember is that resetting the router will change all of the router settings back to the factory settings. This means you will lose all of the changes you made since you got the router. Make sure to write down any things you've changed, so you can change them back after the reset. Also, I recommend updating to the latest firmware after the reset.
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2wire... | Answered on Jan 17, 2011

There is a great article at Working with Windows Wireless Networks
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2wire... | Answered on Jan 17, 2011

If your OS is Windows there is a good tutorial at -> Working with Widows Wireless Networks

That can help you out to configure your wireless networks.

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2wire... | Answered on Jan 17, 2011

Open your Internet browser, type the address of therouter into the URL address bar, and open it. The address is typically in theform of 192.168.X.X. This is the local network address.

Enter theaccount name and password to open the router setup utility.

Navigate throughthe setup utility until you find the screen that will let you change thepassword. You will need to enter the old password to change it.

Decide ona new password that has good security to a hacker. The best password is morethan 8 characters and uses both lower case and upper case letters and numbers.Some will allow you to use special characters also. Do not make the passwordanything that can be found in a dictionary or any date of significance.

Enter theold password in the change password page of the router. When prompted thenenter the new password. You will be asked to enter it twice to confirm that thecorrect password is entered.

Immediately,record the new password in some secure location that you can find if you forgetit.

Confirmthe password change on the router page and log off the router. To check theinformation and that the router has been setup correctly with the new password,open the router address in the browser again and login with the newinformation. If you are able to login, you have successfully changed thepassword.

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2wire... | Answered on Jan 14, 2011

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2wire... | Answered on Jan 13, 2011

You will need to Reset you router to default settings to do that press and hold the reset button for 15 seconds or until router resets, you may need a paper clip or small object to access the reset button. Here is a direct link to show you how to resecure your router, simply scroll down until you find the make and model. Good Luck

2wire... | Answered on Jan 13, 2011

The 2wires are easy to find the password and code. Just check the bottom of the router. It should say the SSID as 2WireXXX (2wire209, 2wire409, etc.) Something like that. Just look carefully at the label and then at the available wireless networks and you should see a match.

The password will be 10-digits long and it's almost always displayed like this on the router: [1234567890]

Plug that info in and you should be good to go. If not, let me know and I will walk you through some other steps.

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2wire... | Answered on Jan 13, 2011

I have professionally installed routers and have only seen that in a case where the ac outlet had a bad ground, reversed polarity, etc. 2wire router is 12 volts dc converted from you 110 outlet.

2wire... | Answered on Jan 12, 2011

try the factroy reset

2wire... | Answered on Jan 03, 2011

It is looking for the security code. The code will be located on the bottom or side of the 2Wire. It will be the long number in the brackets. Double click on your home network and it should prompt you to enter the passcode.

2wire... | Answered on Jan 01, 2011

  1. Connect your computer to the wireless router. Although you can access the router wirelessly, it is better to use an Ethernet cable to directly connect to your router so that you can securely adjust router settings. Plug the Ethernet cable into the appropriate Ethernet jack on your computer. Plug the other end of the cable into any one of the open Ethernet ports on the back of your wireless router.

  2. Open your computer's web browser(INTERNET EXPLORER). In the URL address field, enter the IP address for your wireless router(the DEFUALT GATEWAY). This information should be contained in your router's manual. If you cannot find it, enter "" as the address. This is usually the default IP address for most routers.

  3. Enter the username and password for your router. This should also be supplied in the router's manual. If you don't have this information, go to routerpasswords.com and find the brand and model of your router. This site lists the default login information for most wireless routers.try ADMIN" for user name and "PASSWORD" for password

  4. You should now be able to see your wireless router settings. You can configure your network ports, as well as SSID (wireless network name) and passwords.(aka passphrase)

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2wire... | Answered on Jan 01, 2011

Disconnecting problems can be caused be any number of things. Please click on this link and follow my instructions which may fix your problem :-

2wire... | Answered on Dec 30, 2010

There could be a number of things going on. I'll list some of them that you might check:
  1. Your wireless network does not have security enabled, and your neighbors are using it to download files using P2P networks. These P2P network connections are crashing your router. In order to resolve this issue, enable WPA or WPA2 security on your router per the user manual.
  2. One of the filters on your phone line has been removed or is failing and needs to be replace. Remove each filter on each line one-by-one and run your Internet connection for a while to see if it fails. Do this one-by-one for each filter.
  3. You recently started using 2.4GHz cordless phones in your home. Get rid of these cordless phones and buy DECT 6.0 compliant cordless phones that use a different radio frequency.
Hopefully one of these suggestions will fix your issue.
Good Luck

2wire... | Answered on Dec 30, 2010

This Issue Pertains to your line being connected to a bad DSLAM port in your ISP's "Central Office" I am a computer technician, and have dealt with this issue about six times, two of which were on my lines. there is nothing to troubleshoot, stop power cycling, you are wasting your time, call your isp techs and have them get thier ***** out there to the office and fix your line.

2wire... | Answered on Dec 27, 2010

your password will be in the botem of the 2wire router itself

2wire... | Answered on Dec 26, 2010

Most Wireless Clients Cards (Laptop/computer) can be configured by a Manufacturer Wireless Utility that comes with the card, or Windows Zero Configuration (WZC)

It is important that the Wireless should be managed only with one application.

You can use the Original Utility, or WZC. When one is used the other has to be Off (Not loaded into memory and not maintained active Windows service).

Disabling the Manufacturer Wireless Utility should be explained in the Wireless Cards document.

The following describes how to Check, and switch WZC On. The same principle applies in case you need to switch it Off, choose the Off/Stop options while you are at the menus (the same method can be used to configure other services too).

1. Click Start and Run
2. Type into the Run box "services.msc" (without the quotation).
3. Scroll down and look for the service Wireless Zero Configuration

Double Click on the Service, Screen Shot of the services

4. Make sure that it is Started and that the startup type is set to automatic.

Screen Shot of WZC

If the Service did not Started, or and is Not set to Automatic.

To Start the Service click on the Start button.

To set the service to automatic, click on the down arrow and change it to Automatic.

No Windows Zero Configuration Service at all.

Use Windows regedit, drill down.


Add a DWORD entry named "Start" and value "2".

Note, if you are Not familiar with regedit do not try to use it without knowledgeable support.

2wire... | Answered on Dec 22, 2010

reset the router to factory, this will fix most router errors. The default password is on the bottom of the router.

2wire... | Answered on Dec 22, 2010

Do _NOT_ try to make this change -- your Internet connection will not work.

2wire... | Answered on Dec 20, 2010

Hello, here is a step by step solution that should solve your problem. Connect your computer to the internet with the help of cable to router port 1. Then open the browser and enter in the address bar. Leave the user name blank and put the password as admin. Go to the wireless, then into wireless security. There is your security WEP key password, make a note of it and then try and connect it. Any further questions please feel free to ask, thanks for using fix ya.

2wire... | Answered on Dec 16, 2010

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