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Connecting the 2Wire wireless access point to an existing network

This article relates to the 2Wire wireless access point only. For instructions on how to install the 2Wire ADSL modem/WiFi router please click here

Connect the supplied power adaptor to the POWER port on the 2Wire access point, and plug it into a power outlet.

Reset the 2Wire access point by pushing the reset button at the back with a straightened-out paper clip or similar for 10 seconds, while the router/modem is powered on. Then disconnect from power and reconnect to power.

Connect an Ethernet cable from one of the 4 LAN ports on the 2Wire unit to a free LAN port on your existing router.
Now, set your computer's wireless network adaptor to get an IP address via DHCP from your router:

Windows 2000/Windows XP:
  1. Click Windows' 'Start' menu, then 'Settings/Control Panel', then click 'Network Connections'.
  2. Right-click Wireless Network 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.
Vista:
  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. On the left on side, click 'Manage wireless networks'.
  4. Click 'Adapter properties'.
  5. Select 'Obtain an IP address automatically' and 'Obtain DNS server automatically'.
  6. Click 'OK' twice.
  7. Restart your computer.
Now, search for the 2Wire access point. The access point's SSID (wireless network name) is 2WIRE001 or similar:

Windows 2000/Windows XP:
  1. Click Windows' 'Start' menu, then 'Settings/Control Panel'
  2. Click 'Network Connections'.
  3. Right-click Wireless Network Connection icon.
  4. Click "View Available Wireless Networks".
  5. Select the SSID2WIRExxx and click 'Connect'
  6. A network key will be requested. This is written on the base of the 2Wire access point, on a sticker below the barcode. Click here if you're having trouble finding the network key.
Vista:
  1. Click Windows icon (bottom left on taskbar), then 'Settings', then click 'Control Panel'.
  2. Under the Subheading 'Network and sharing center', click 'View network status and tasks'.
  3. On the left on side, click 'Manage wireless networks'.
  4. A window will pop up - click 'Add'.
  5. Another window will pop up - click 'Add a network that is range of this computer'.
  6. Select the SSID 2WIRExxx and click 'Connect'.
  7. A network key will be requested. This is written on the base of the 2Wire access point, on a sticker below the barcode. Click here if you're having trouble finding the network key.
You're now connected wirelessly to your network via the 2Wire access point.
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Article ID: 153
Author: Caroline Digidave
Created On: 11 Oct 2007
Edited On: 25 Oct 2007
Edited By: Caroline Digidave
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