Ah yes, this wizard does for you what the instructions above would have done. I have updated my answer, if the new approach works, then I’ll delete the original text. If you plan on using this with a fixed IP address it will help if you know something about setting up a DSL modem. In my case I had some old wireless devices that still needed WEP and Purchased this router as a backup for an identical one that I currently use. The HG-B feature set is minimal, easy to set up web interface, good case-runs cool, with good network performance and wireless range. Final piece was to run the network setup wizard and choose the option for “this computer connects directly to the internet and other computers connect through it.
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An excellent DSL modem with wireless at an unbeatable price.
Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. Although there are some minor issues with the HG-B sometimes issues a “can’t find gatewag server” message, but then DOES go to the address by clicking the “Try Again” button and it sometimes needs to be reset usually due to power ‘blips’the router has been faithful to do what it is supposed to.
Selecting the appropriate 2-wire pair combination for your line will work better than leaving the setting at automatic.
wireless networking – How do I use a 2Wire HG-B as a router only? – Super User
Was the 2wire also plugged into the cable modem with the PC? Save on Modem-Router Combos Trending price is based on prices over last 90 days.
2701hv may also like. Any Condition Any Condition. At so many pages I’m not surprised that the manual doesn’t get included since that would certainly add a fair amount to the price. Sign up using Email and Password.
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It cannot be done. I don’t think it will work, tateway surfboard is “stupid”, so it doesn’t behave like a proper router. Get into the 2wire modem config and look around to disable the DHCP server.
Purchased this router as a backup for an identical one that I currently use.
Overall, for a DSL modem with built in wireless that works well at this price – you simply can’t get a better deal. If you plan on using this with a fixed IP address it will help if you know something about setting up a DSL modem.
So leaving it configured as it is, with the LAN connected to the cable modem, and the gatewy card connected to the wireless on the 2Wire again, disable DHCP on this device.
Thanks for the help. Kevin 59 3 4 See all 3 refurbished listings. You are doing yourself a great disservice by trying to use it as a router, as it likely has many limitations imposed by the ISP, and you might have NAT issues, among other things.
I’ve taken the broken one apart and am simply putting it in another gsteway The modem works well and the interface is easy to navigate.
2Wire 2701HG-B 54 Mbps 4-Port 10/100 Wireless G Router
I think we’re almost there. In a side-by-side comparison on a DSL line with speed issues, the 2-wire achieved significantly higher download tateway than an old Westell modem, somehow able to suck more pac kets through the wire.
I will give this a try. I’m misspoke, connected to cable modem via ethernet cable.
AT&T 2wire Wireless Router DSL Modem 2701hg-b Gateway
Sign up using Facebook. Since you cannot use the DSL port, there is no way to get it to route. I recently switched from DSL to cable Internet.