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2wire Wireless router not working w/Comcast cable modem

I can get connected to the internet just fine with the ethernet connection to my laptop, but when I connect the ethernet cable to the back of the 2wire the middle light turns red because of no broadband link. My computer finds the wireless network just find, but there no internet conection. I am doing something wrong?

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  • donc81 Feb 04, 2008

    my 2wire router wont connect me to the internet. The ethernet cable into my laptop is working but once i setup the router it wont work. . the dsl light flashing green twice and then red quite fast.

    I have the ethernet cable from the cable modem into the router and the phone line from the router into the phone line..... y wont it work? please help!

  • federriko Feb 28, 2008

    can't connect to the internet on my macbook via 2wire router

  • Jen P Mar 24, 2008

    I am having the same problem. In response to the answer posted below, I have a cable connection and am attempting to connect my existing cable modem (which does not have a wireless router) to a 2wire DSL router. Although my laptop finds the connection, I cannot connect to the Internet and keep receiving a "DSL Failed to Connect" error.

  • Anonymous Apr 16, 2008

    How can the 2wire wireless router be configured to work with the cable modem? I have the exact same problem as the others. The internet directly to the computer works fine but when the ethernet cable is plugged into the 2wire it says it can't find the broadband connection.

  • Thany Gia May 18, 2008

    I just have problem with cable connection between 2wire modem and PC, but the wireless still working fine. It working with cables and wireless before, anyone know what going on, let me know thanks.

  • lost2wire May 21, 2008

    I have the same problem. Anybody knows how to configure the 2wire dsl router to make it work ?

  • Anonymous Jun 05, 2008

    the red light shows up on the broadband link

  • onerace Jun 05, 2008

    red light shows up on broadband link

  • Anonymous Jun 12, 2008

    I'm having the same problems, I have no connection on computer or laptops

  • Anonymous Jun 20, 2008

    Same problem ,different (netgear) router

  • 1706 Jun 27, 2008

    I have 2wire dsl/wireless modem, I have switched to time warner camble for my internet. I can't connect cable modem and to my 2wire/dsl router.

    any advice?

  • Anonymous Jul 16, 2008

    broadband link light is steady red all other lights are green no internet connection

  • vadalap Aug 24, 2008

    How to connect 2wire wireless router (AT&T Modem) to Timewarner modem.

  • mothzombie Sep 18, 2008

    just had comcast installed, and now the two lights on my 2wire router (At&T) are flashing Red (DSL and Internet) However, my network shows up in the wireless networks, but I can't browse or anything on the net.

  • Anonymous Oct 15, 2008

    same problem

  • hydotek Oct 28, 2008

    we have a hardwired network as well as a wireless network, but each time i detect the wireless, and i connect to it , ti tells me to put in a paraphrase/password which i do, but i still says connected with limited access. what do i do with the router. the dsl link light is on but red. other lights blinking green, it just does not connect to the internet. how do i reset the password on the 2wire router?

  • Anonymous Nov 02, 2008

    all of a sudden my laptops and my wii did not get internet

  • keriedge Nov 08, 2008

    I can connect to my other 2 computers thru the 2wire router but I don't have wireless access. I have or had before switching to cable internet, 3 computers networked. 2 wired and one laptop wireless.

  • bosulli5 Nov 13, 2008

    trying to plug my ethernet cord into a 2wire router to create a wireless network. it won't work!

  • immadmohsin Dec 21, 2008

    I have the same problem... I am trying to use 2wire router on comcast connection

  • Anonymous Feb 13, 2009

    i used to have att internet connection. but now i am crossing over to comcast cable internet which is not wired.

    1) can i use the att's wire2 wireless modem to make the comcast connection wireless?
    2) how?
    3) any other solution to make comcast cable wireless

  • Anonymous Feb 26, 2009

    Need to use ATT wireless router with Comcast cable internet

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2009

    my 2 wire router broadband link light doesnt not stop blinking and my internet isnt working

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2009

    this sucks

  • donc81 May 11, 2010

    i have cable internet. It works ok with the ethernet cable to the laptop but i want it to work with the wireless router!

    The router is a 2wire..... when i connect it up, the green lights flash and then the dsl light flashes green, then red a few times alternately.

    What is the prob and how do i sort it out?


  • Anonymous May 11, 2010

    how is your network setup?

    whats connected to what?

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    My 2wire modem has green power light & green wireless light but no light on for DSL or Internet What is wrong with it



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Its almost impossible to connect a 2wire DSL router with a Cable modem. They dont go hand in hand.
Although you can connect the outgoing ethernet wire from the modem in the last ethernet plug on the back of the router and then have the ethernet connections coming from the router. But not wireless. and if you find a way, contact me at [email protected]

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Forget about chaining the att modem to the cable modem. If you want wireless than just go on Craigs List and purchase one router for like 30 bucks and call it a day. Lets put it this way...I JUST got comcast after ATT wireless. I have two pc's in my home but my modem from comcast only has one port for an ethernett cable. It's sadly obvious that I have to throw a router in the loop just to get my other rig online :(

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You may need a crossover cable between the router and your laptop.

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  • Anonymous Feb 06, 2008

    For donc81 - do you have cable internet or DSL? You should only need one or the other. You should have a DSL modem OR a cable modem, but not both.

    If it is DSL, which is carried over your existing phone line, you should connect the DSL modem to the phone line with a regular phone cord. After connecting the DSL modem to your phone line, connect your computer to the DSL modem via the Ethernet cable - bypassing the wireless router just to test the Internet connection. Are you able to connect to the Internet? If so, then the problem lies with the configuration of the wireless router, if not, then there's a problem with your DSL connection.


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Why dont my 2wire work wireless when i plug in a lan line ?

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I have done cable to 2wire dsl modem then to wireless but only with a MSI US-54G Wireless stick. I have been trying to get my laptop to connect but cannot get it, pisses me off been at it for 4 days.

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