How to Put a 2Wire Into Bridge Mode

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The 2wire modem is often bundled with AT&T Internet service, but this brand of modem is not always the best or preferred choice for a home network. Setting the modem to "bridge mode" will allow you to install a third-party router to handle the traffic on your network and the modem will simply function as a direct connection to the phone line. Setting up bridge mode on your 2wire modem is a straightforward task you can complete in a few minutes.

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Step 1

Open your Web browser and navigate to "192.168.1.254". A page with your modem's control panel will appear.

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Step 2

Click on the "Home Network" tab in the upper section of the control panel.

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Step 3

Click on the "Disable" button corresponding to the wireless connection on the right side of the Network Summary page.

Step 4

Click on the "Broadband" link and then click "Advanced Settings."

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Step 5

Change the VPI setting to "0" and the VCI setting to "35".

Step 6

Click on "Disable PVC Search."

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Step 7

Set the Connection Type to "Direct IP."

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Step 8

Click "Submit/Save."

Step 9

Direct your browser to "192.168.1.254/management" or "gateway.2wire.net/mdc".

Step 10

Click on "Configure Services" under the Advanced heading.

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Step 11

Uncheck the "Enable Routing" box.

Step 12

Click "Submit."

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