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Installation guide for the 2Wire ADSL modem/WiFi router (Ethernet cable installation)

(For instructions on how to install the router wirelessly, rather than using an Ethernet cable click here.)

To start, make sure you've uninstalled and disconnected your ISP-supplied USB modem completely.



First, connect the supplied power adaptor to the POWER port on the 2Wire ADSL modem/WiFi router, and plug it into a power outlet (1).

Next, connect your ADSL phone cable to your ADSL filter, and also to the PHONE LINE port on the 2Wire ADSL modem/WiFi router(2). The DSL light will turn solid green (this can take up to 10 minutes, so be patient). NOTE: If you have a 1701HG modem/router, the Broadband Link light will be amber at this point, and will not turn green until configuration is complete.

Next, connect an Ethernet cable from the Ethernet port on your computer (the picture at (3) shows a desktop with an built-in Ethernet port, but it you can use a laptop with an Ethernet port, or a desktop with an Ethernet PCI card card) to one of the 4 LAN ports on the 2Wire ADSL modem/WiFi router.

Next, set your computer to get an IP address from the 2Wire ADSL modem/WiFi router via DHCP - see the table below for instuctions for your system:

Windows 98SE/Me Windows 2000/XP Vista Apple Mac OS
1. Click Windows' 'Start' menu, then 'Settings', then click 'Control Panel'.
2. Double-click the 'Network' icon.
3. Under the 'Configuration' tab, select 'TCP/IP' for the network adapter you want to use to connect to your 2Wire router/modem.
4. Click 'Properties'.
5. Select 'Obtain an IP address automatically'.
6. Click 'OK' twice.
7. Restart your computer.

1. Click Windows' 'Start' menu, then 'Settings/Control Panel', then click 'Network Connections'.
2. Right-click Local Area Connection icon.
3. Click 'Properties'.
4. Select 'Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)'.
5. Click 'Properties'.
6. Select 'Obtain an IP address automatically' and 'Obtain DNS server automatically'.
7. Click 'OK' twice.
8. Restart your computer.

1. Click the Windows icon (bottom-left of screen), then 'Control Panel', then click 'Network and Internet'.
2. Under subheading 'Network and sharing center', click 'View network status and tasks'.
3. At the right of the Local Area Connection, click 'View status'.
4. Select 'Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)'.
5. Click 'Properties'.
6. Select 'Obtain an IP address automatically' and 'Obtain DNS server automatically'.
7. Click 'OK' twice.
8. Restart your computer.

1. OSX: From the dock or Apple menu, open 'System Preferences', and click on 'Network'.
1. OS9: From the Apple menu, open 'Control Panels>TCP/IP'.
2. In 'Show:/Connect via': Select 'Ethernet Slot 0 / Ethernet Adapter for USB connection' or 'Built-in Ethernet for Ethernet Connection'.
3. In 'Configure': select the option 'Using DHCP'.
4. Click 'Save/Apply Now'and close the window.
5. Restart your computer.



Now to connect to the 2Wire ADSL modem/WiFi router's configuration page to complete the installation and connect to the Internet.

Open a web browser, and type 192.168.1.254 into the address bar, and hit enter:



You're now connected to the 2Wire ADSL modem/WiFi router - follow the wizard to connect to your ADSL service.

When prompted for a 20-digit keycode from the router's configuration screen, please use this keycode for PPPoA connection, suitable for almost all UK ADSL service providers (Tiscali, TalkTalk, BT, Orange etc.): 52EU-2374-WHE2-22AZ-B2BS

To complete the installation, you'll need the username and password your ISP supplied to you when signed up for their service.



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Article ID: 142
Author: Caroline Digidave
Created On: 12 Jun 2007
Edited On: 13 Nov 2008
Edited By: Caroline Digidave
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