How to Configure a 2Wire Router

By Regina Edwards

A 2Wire router is distributed by many major broadband providers such as AT&T and NetZero. The 2Wire router is usually configured to serve as a DSL modem and wireless router. Installation instructions and a CD are included with your 2Wire package; however, if these original items are not available or were misplaced, PCs and Macs can use a browser to configure a 2Wire router and get their network up and running.

Things You'll Need

  • Ethernet cable

Step 1

Connect your router to your computer using the Ethernet cable inserted into the appropriate ports. Launch your browser and type the following in the address bar:

Step 2

Click the tab for "Home Network." In the right-hand frame, "Status at a Glance," click the button next to the "Wireless" option (in the Home Network section) and set to "Disable."

Step 3

Click the "Wireless Settings" link in the top menu bar. Verify or type the name SSID, which is the Network Name (located on your router's label with the prefix, "2WIRExxx" where xxx is the unique identifier). Locate your WEP encryption key on the label below the serial number.

Step 4

Select the Wireless Channel using the drop-down menu. Click the box next to "Enable" to enable SSID Broadcast.

Step 5

Click the box next to "Enable" to set the Wireless Network Security. Select "WEP-Open" in the drop-down menu for "Authentication." Click the button next to "Use default encryption key."

Step 6

Set the Power Setting to "10" using the drop-down menu. Click the "Save" button.

Step 7

Click the "System" tab above the top menu bar and click the option, "Restart the system."For your wireless router: exit the browser application, unplug your Ethernet cables and select your network in the list of available wireless networks. Type your WEP password in the "Password" and "Confirm Password" fields. Click the "Connect" button.

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