How to Set Up an AT&T 2Wire Router
The AT&T 2Wire Router offers subscribers to AT&T's DSL service the ability to connect to the Internet wirelessly or through the use of Ethernet cables. The AT&T 2Wire Router is a book-sized electronic device that connects to your phone line and a wall outlet. Once you have the 2Wire Router set up, you can enjoy secure Internet service in the comfort of your home or office. Setting up your AT&T 2Wire Router takes about 15 minutes.
Things You'll Need
- DSL filters
- Phone cord
- Power cable
- Ethernet cord
Insert a DSL filter into the wall phone jack where you would like to set up your AT&T 2Wire Router. DSL filters separate the voice frequencies from the data frequencies in the phone line. Insert the phone cord for your AT&T 2Wire Router into the DSL filter jack labeled "DSL." Place the other end of the phone cord into the input jack labeled "Phone" on the back of your AT&T 2Wire Router.
Insert the Ethernet cable into one of the Ethernet jacks on the back of the AT&T 2Wire Router. The Ethernet cable looks like a phone cord, except with a larger head. Keep in mind that some AT&T 2Wire Routers have only one Ethernet jack, while others have multiple jacks. You can connect your Ethernet cable into any Ethernet jack on your AT&T 2Wire Router. Run the other end of the Ethernet cable to your computer and insert it into the Ethernet jack. Click it into place.
Plug the AT&T 2Wire Router power cord into the back of your device in the jack labeled "AC Power." Plug the other end of the power cord into an electrical wall outlet.
Watch the indicator lights on your AT&T 2Wire Router as the device powers on. When you see green lights next to "Power," "DSL" and "Ethernet," you can proceed.
Double-click on the icon for your Web browser on your computer. A window will open with information about your new AT&T 2Wire Router. Read the introductory information then click on "Next."
Install the AT&T 2Wire DSL setup tool on the next screen that appears by clicking on "Yes" to "Do you want to install the Gateway Authentication Certificate?" The AT&T 2Wire Router is now installed and authenticated for use.
Set a password on your AT&T 2Wire Router by entering in a series of upper- and lower-case letters and numbers into the form space asking you to select a password for your device. This is the password you will use if you ever want to change any privacy settings on your router. Enter the password a second time in the second password form field to verify the password and enter information that will be given to you as a hint if you ever forget your password in the form field requesting the hint information. Click on "Next."
Point your mouse on the "Next" button on the following screen asking if you would like to continue with the registration of your AT&T 2Wire Router.
Read the welcome screen for your AT&T 2Wire Router. Enter your AT&T home phone number into the form field that requests that information and press "Next."
Create a username and password for your service by typing that information into the required form fields. Click on "Next." View the final screen for setting up the AT&T 2Wire Router that confirms the set up of your service then click on "Finish."
Reboot your computer by clicking on "Start" at the bottom left-hand corner of your computer screen, clicking on "Shutdown" then "Restart." Wait for your computer to shut down then reboot. You are now ready to use your AT&T 2Wire Router and DSL Internet service.