Share your thoughts with other customers. These old to wire models are just cheap electronics. I tried hooking up the cable modem directly to the Ethernet port of the PC, then turning on the 2Wire, but as soon as I did, it “took over” and I could no longer connect to the Internet. This means the item has been inspected, cleaned, and repaired to full working order and is in excellent condition. If we can’t fix it, we will send you an Amazon e-Card reimbursement for your product purchase price. One person found this helpful.
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2701hgb- weaknesses are mostly confined to the router, and I won’t go into them, because they have been covered ad nausium, and the adsl can be used with separate router.
That 2wire modem likely uses ISP branded firmware. I bought this model and the computer, along with my mother, was never the wiser. We invite you to learn more about Fulfillment by Amazon. Overall, for a DSL modem with built in wireless that works well at this price – you simply can’t get a better deal.
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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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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. See all 3 refurbished listings. It would not work and the red power light which should have been green 27701hg-b serious faults. The 2-Wire lets you reserve IP addresses to devices, so you can set up port forwarding to a device without actually setting a fixed IP on the device.
Something we hope you’ll especially enjoy: Yes, I occasionally 2701hgb to restart the modem, usually because of router problems, but I can usually maintain good service for a week or better. I tried hooking up the cable modem directly to the Ethernet port of the PC, then turning on the 2Wire, but as soon as I did, it “took over” and I could no longer connect to the Internet.
You may need to splice the old connector on watch your polarity! I had borrowed the same model 2wire from work and I used the installation instructions that came with that product from work to try to get it going.
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.
2Wire 2701HG-B 54 Mbps 4-Port 10/100 Wireless G Router
Email Required, but never shown. To extend with a router you would need a router with an ethernet WAN port, which the 2Wire is not. I don’t think it will work, the surfboard is “stupid”, so it doesn’t behave like a proper router. Thanks for the help.
But 2701ug-b were a dismal mbps down and 0.
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Now for my review of the 2wire I use at work identical to what I bought through Amazon: Does it effectively dial up, or do you just plug it in? Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Use the single USB 1.
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