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Mac: From SBC to Comcast

By crystals1
Oct 7, 2007
  1. Hi All:

    Can anyone tell me how to use my 2Wire 2701-HG as my wireless router to my comcast service (arris)? I know that there has to be a way to make this work. I keep getting a full signal but it won't allow me to connect to the internet. I use a Mac with OS X version 10.4.10. I'm a student just trying to use the internet. HELP!!!!!


    Thanks in advance;)
     
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,514   +336

    hum; describe your ISP connection {cable; adsl}
     
  3. crystals1

    crystals1 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Not sure what you mean. I'm using cable.....??? Where should I look for your answer?
     
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,514   +336

    the final setup will look like
    Code:
    cable modem-->wireless.router  .... wireless connected systems
    
    however, to config the router, you use a wired connection;
    the final setup will look like
    Code:
    cable modem-->wireless.router--->wired system
    
    have you seen these instructions?
     
  5. crystals1

    crystals1 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I'm still confused....I have my comcast arris hooked up to my 2wire wireless router.

    I haven't seen the instructions.

    Soo what do I do next?
     
  6. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,514   +336

    First, use this :cable modem-->wireless.router--->wired system
    and get the system to work. The cable modem has several lights and
    typically ALL of them are solid on except on which flashes irregularly (that's the traffic light)

    Until the wired connection works, the wireless is hopeless.

    Once the wired connection runs, read the instructions noted.
     
  7. crystals1

    crystals1 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Wired System??? This is throwing me...I think I understand everything else.
     
  8. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,514   +336

    Yes, wired to begin with otherwise you can not configure the wireless side :)
     
  9. crystals1

    crystals1 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I'm afraid you're really going to have to spell this out....

    What needs to be wired (my computer, the wireless router)?

    Or maybe I should ask....How should I wire the "system"?

    I'm sorry to sound stupid...but in this instance, I'm VERY unaware of how things work.

    Thanks for your patience!!!
     
  10. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,514   +336

    it's all ok-- you can do it :)

    take an ethernet cable (about 6ft) from your modem to the router WAN side connection

    take another cable from ANY LAN port and connect to your PC connection.

    You should soon be able to see connections working; first
    click run
    enter cmd /k ipconcif /all

    you get back something like:

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-xx-yy-zz-BC-1D
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.4 << this is your system
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1 << this is your router
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1

    next enter NSLOOKUP GOOGLE.COM and it replies with
    ....
    ....
    Name: google.com
    Addresses: 64.233.167.99, 72.14.207.99, 64.233.187.99​

    You've now proven two important facts:
    1) you can talk to your ISP and
    2) the DNS can resolve names into ip-addresses

    and low-and-behold http://www.google.com in your browser will fetch the website page :)

    get to this point and we'll proceed from there ...
     
  11. crystals1

    crystals1 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks....but I've given up! I begged my dad for the money for the wireless router! Thanks for all of your help! I really do appreciate it!!!!!
     
     
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