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Starting with the 2700HG-B the use of a CD for a regular install is not needed. Matter of fact the CD is used only for non-standard installs, if at all.
Lights on the 2700HG:
Power: Initial flash Red when power first applied.
Then flash Green while booting then solid Green when operating.
Ethernet: Green when Ethernet ports have assigned an IP address to at least one device.
Winks with Ethernet activity.
Wireless: Green when Wireless AP has assigned an IP address to at least one device.
DSL: Red flash when looking for DSL signal. Green flash when establishing DSL link. Solid Green when DSL circuit up.
Internet: Green flash when establishing contact with ISP. Solid Green when online.
The enclosed welcome instructions say to wire everything up, specifically showing how to wire your computer via Ethernet to the 2Wire, and how to hook the 2Wire to the DSL phone line and install the microfilters.
You then power up the 2Wire and your computer, and open any web browser.
The 2Wire on first boot up automatically directs your web browser to its builtin (page=SBC_GL_welcome2) welcome/setup page where the 5 steps are laid out:
1) System Check
2) Member Agreement
3) DSL Registration
4) Software Selection
The 2wire establishes a registration connection on the DSL line and when you go to the next page it downloads the setup software temporarily to your computer. (2wire_dsl_setup_tool.exe from img.member.yahoo.com 833kb)
This program works in conjunction with the DSL side of things to walk you through registration.
On the next page you are prompted for a password and hint. This sets the administration password for the 2Wire 2700HG itself. It is NOT the password for your DSL account. This is the password used if you need to change administrative settings in the 2700HG modem itself. Set the password and a hint.
The modem then connects to the AT&T/SBC registration server and you are presented with the Member Agreement.
Next page is the Member Identification
If you are an existing member you select the first checkbox and put in your existing username.
If you are a new member you select the second box and enter in your DSL phone number.
New members are then asked to create their Member ID and Password and confirm it. This is where you create your member identification for your Master account it will be how you are known to the DSL and Yahoo systems.
The membership info is then processed and your username and password, along with the correct 2Wire keycode for AT&T/SBC is loaded in to the modem automatically for you.
You are then passed to the Yahoo side of things, and are asked if you authorize AT&T/SBC to fill in the personal information for you. Yes to use your info to fill in the name/address info in the Yahoo forms. No to let you do it all by hand.
You are then given an opportunity to merge an existing Yahoo account if you wish.
You are then asked if you wish to install the AT&T/SBC/Yahoo software (antivirus / parental controls / etc.) Either as a Recommended installation (everything), Custom installation (pick and choose), or Skip it altogether.
You are then given a recap of your account settings and provided with various server info like POP and SMTP settings to help set up a local email client if you wish.
You are then dropped to a Yahoo page where you can setup your Interests, create My Page on Yahoo, and the Welcome to your Home page, etc.
From here your DSL Internet connection is up and you are free to set things up as need be. You can connect other computers to your network, etc.
You can always use the old procedure for manual setup by going to this FAQ: »AT&T Midwest/Ameritech FAQ »Manual setup and Registration on a 2Wire Homeportal
Http://homeportal/setup still works.
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