You can always try the manuals where most questions should be answered from the manufacturer. Does it effectively dial up, or do you just plug it in? Purchased this router as a backup for an identical one that I currently use. 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. The modem came with no setup instructions whatsoever but the some odd page manual was easy enough to find on the internet. I recently switched from DSL to cable Internet.

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You can always try the manuals where most questions should be answered from the manufacturer.

2Wire HG-B 4-Port Wireless G ADSL 2/2+ Gateway, DSL-Warehouse

Is there a way to disable the modem and just use it as a router? It works for me. User Manuals for HG-B Do you still ggateway questions concerning the router that you can’t find online? Ratings and Reviews Write a review.

To extend with a router you would need a router with an ethernet WAN port, which the 2Wire is not. An excellent DSL modem with wireless at an unbeatable price.

The gayeway 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. Below are the device manuals available for your HG-B. Although there are some minor issues with the HG-B sometimes issues a “can’t find the server” message, but then DOES go to the address by clicking the “Try Again” button and it sometimes needs to be reset usually due to 2701gg-b ‘blips’the router has been faithful to do what it is supposed to.


Anything connecting to the 2Wire will get an IP address from your PC and connect via it to the internet. The lowest-priced item that has been restored to working order by the manufacturer ‘manufacturer refurbished condition’ or an eBay seller or a third party not approved by the manufacturer ‘seller refurbished condition’.

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wireless networking – How do I use a 2Wire HG-B as a router only? – Super User

2701hy-b Selecting the appropriate 2-wire pair combination for your line will work better than leaving the setting at automatic. 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.

Other scenarios where you might want to reset your router is if you’ve forgotten the password or misconfigured it and can’t get access anymore. Hard reset instructions for 2Wire HG-B If your HG-B router is not working as it should, dropping connections or not being responsive, you should first do a reset of the router to see if the problems persist.

At&t 2Wire 2701hg-b Gateway Wireless Router With DSL Modem

I’m misspoke, connected to cable modem via ethernet cable. About this product Product Information Set up your own wireless network when using the 2Wire HG-B router, an access point that opens up numerous possibilities for your gatewau Internet.


Super User works best with JavaScript enabled. Do you still have questions concerning the router that you can’t find online? A quick scan of DSLReports reveals countless issues with this modem, especially in nonstandard setups. This means the item has been gaetway, cleaned, and repaired to full working order and is in excellent condition.

In fact, many DSL subscribers recommend using it only as a modem “bridge mode”. You can do this via trial and error easy enough. Kevin 59 3 4 This item doesn’t belong on this page.

You can, however, use it as an access point. Yes, I occasionally have to restart the modem, usually because of router problems, but I can usually maintain good service for a week or better. Need a new router? Both plugged into the PC how? Connect your PC and cable modem to the 2wire modem now access point and you will be able to have cable modem internet through your wifi modem. Read full review Verified purchase: The surfboard issues a single IP address to the device attached to its 22701hg-b port – it registers a single MAC address only.