How to Access a Windstream Router

Windstream is a telecommunications company that also provides Internet connectivity through various forms of Digital Subscriber Line, or DSL technology. Windstream provides its customers with wireless routers produced by 2Wire, which connect the Windstream DSL Internet connection to the rest of the home network. The 2wire router features a Web-based interface for checking the router’s status and configuring different options. You can access a Windstream 2Wire router through a Web browser.

Wireless Router
How to Access a Windstream Router
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Open a Web browser on a computer that is connected to the Windstream 2Wire router. The connection can be wired or wireless.

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Enter "http://gateway.2wire.net" without quotes into the address bar, and then press "Enter."

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Click the desired link, such as "System." Enter the router's password, if prompted. The password is typically a 10-digit number printed on a sticker located on the router itself.