Using a 2Wire wireless gateway as a wireless router

By rdaneel1112 ยท 4 replies
May 27, 2007
  1. I have a Comcast DSL modem, which connects me to the internet, and a 2Wire wireless gateway, from my old SBC account. I was just wondering if I cold use the 2Wire as a wireless router and connect it to the Comcast modem. I tried it but I can't make it work. Can anyone help me??
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,161   +986

    reset the router using the button on the back to return the device to it's original settings.
    hold it on for 10-15sec, the router will restart.

    you may need the router to mimic your pc MAC address;
    use run->cmd /k ipconfig /all to find it

    wire the modem-->router on its WAN side and
    wire the router-->system

    use your browser to access the router by entering the detault router address.

    we need your router make and model number to proceed further ----
  3. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,474   +126

    Buy a new Router, don't waste time with that one unless you can get it to work. Connect the PC only to the router with patch cable

    click on start
    click on run
    type: cmd
    type: route print

    At the end of route print you'll see the default Gateway for that route IP address you'll need to go into the 2Wire Router and configure it to use.

    Still best bet is to go and buy a new router to play it safe, because SBC have everything jerry-rig
  4. rdaneel1112

    rdaneel1112 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    2Wire router

    Ok here's all the info,
    Wireless Router: 2Wire 1701HG Gateway
    Modem: Motorola SBV5220 Cable Modem
    I would just like to avoid spending the money for the wireless router...
    And thanks for all your help!!
  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,161   +986

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