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3.16 2Wire Info

The 2Wire HomePortal has basic line monitoring capabilities. It can monitor Data rates, signal to noise ratio, attenuation, and power. It does not capture advanced statistics like attainable line rate, ATM rates, or line capacity. Click here to learn more about line statistics, what is being measured, and recommended values. If you are troubleshooting a pronblem you should isolate the inside wiring and check your modem stats from the NID.

Step 1
Open a browser and type 192.168.1.254 in the address field to access the 2Wire Interface. Click on the View Summary link.



Step 2
Click on View connection details link.



Step 3
Detailed connection information.



Andy Houtz

Feedback received on this FAQ entry:
  • Can I run an ethernet cable from 2701HGB to second computer instead of wireless? Thank you. Bernie Gearhart

    2011-05-09 10:08:44



by Andy Houtz See Profile edited by FAQFixer See Profile
last modified: 2009-01-22 08:52:36



Andy Houtz

by FAQFixer See Profile

The lights on the front of the modem will indicate the status of the modem and its connection state.
Whenever the modem is first turned on it performs a Power On SelfTest
The table below is a key for the lights on the front panel of the 2 Wire 2701HG-B DSL modem after it's initial power up and the modem is
initiating the PPPoE session



LED

Power

Modem is not powered onN/APOST FailedModem under
going POST
Passed POST modem ready

Ethernet

No LAN device is connectedN/AN/ATraffic on LANLAN device is connected

Wireless

No LAN device is connectedN/A N/ATraffic on LANLAN device is connected

DSL

N/AModem is unable to detect a DSL signalModem failed to sync 3 timesModem is attempting to syncModem is in sync

Internet

Authentication failed or modem in bridge modeN/AModem is unable to initiate a PPPoE sessionModem initiating a PPPoE sessionModem has established a PPPoE session










by wayjac See Profile edited by FAQFixer See Profile
last modified: 2008-01-31 06:50:15





The 2 Wire 2701HG-B has line monitoring capabilities it monitor's signal to noise ratio, attenuation, power levels, max attainable line rate. Click here to learn more about line statistics, what is being measured, and recommended values.

Step 1
Open a browser and type   192.168.1.254/mdc   in the address field to access the 2Wire Management and Diagnostic Console Interface.
The links on the left side lead to the many pages of the Management and Diagnostic Console Interface.



Step 2
Under the Broadband Link section click on the   Statistics   link.



There are other pages that can be useful for troubleshooting
Detailed Log
DSL Diagnostics
Event Log





by wayjac See Profile edited by KeysCapt See Profile
last modified: 2009-01-06 08:57:36

The best configuration for networking an additional router with a BellSouth supplied 2Wire is to set the 2Wire to "Bridged" mode and allow the other router to do the authentication, routing, and DHCP functions. The 2Wire is also a router with full DHCP functions and may not function correctly when connected directly to another router. Not changing the modem to Bridged mode will result in double NAT'ing, increased latency, possible IP conflicts, or possibly a network that doesn't work at all.

Step 1
Open a browser and enter  192.168.1.254/mdc  in the address field to access the 2Wire Management and Diagnostic Console Interface.
The links on the left side lead to the many pages of the Management and Diagnostic Console Interface.



Step 2
• Under the Broadband Link section click on Configure.
• Confirm that there is an 8 in the VPI box and 35 in the VCI box.
• Change the ATM PVC Search to Disable
• Change connection type to Direct IP (DHCP or Static)
• Click Submit.


Step 3
    • Under the Advanced section click on Configure Services.
    Remove the check mark from the Enable Routing checkbox.
    • Click Submit.



Step 4
The page below is the page where the access point can be disabled. It remains active when the modem is in bridge mode.
This page can only be accessed from the main GUI, using the icons at the top and the links just below.
Leaving the access point active provides an easy way to access the modem GUI.





When you have completed these steps, you should shut down (disconnect power) both the 2Wire modem and your router. Restart the modem and allow it to reboot fully. Note that in bridged mode, the Internet light will not illuminate. When the modem is fully rebooted, restart your router.

Feedback received on this FAQ entry:
  • I realize I may be late to the party here, but just in case... One thing I have found that confuses folks on this is not going to the MDC (Management and Diagnostic Console). Make sure after the IP Address you place a /mdc, so you go to the console and NOT the standard user gui. - Other than that, the instruction work a treat. Good luck.

    2014-01-12 22:14:17 (meassassin1 See Profile)

  • Can the two devices (both of them 2wire 2701) be connected wirelessly? I was successful connecting them via ethernet but now wirelessly.

    2013-11-13 14:36:23

  • I am unable to perform step 3, as I have a different interface. I do have this router 2701 HG-B. Please advise. I was able to perform the first 2 steps. There is no option for me to uncheck "enable routing".

    2012-07-12 14:35:36

  • Step 3. Is VERY important. Note what the red text says in the image. If you plan to use an external router to create a LAN that is bridged to the 2Wire 2701HG-B make sure that the router's local IP address is set to the same sub-net as the modem, BUT do not use 192.168.1.0, 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.1.254. In my case I simply used the example number 192.168.1.10 as indicated and everything started working fine for me.

    2012-02-24 17:10:21

  • I am in Missouri and use AT&T as well. VPI is 0 here.

    2012-01-11 15:38:39

  • I have to use 0 in VPI (step 2). I am located in California and using AT&T network. The VPI was 0 as default.

    2011-10-30 16:13:31

  • Thanks wayjac, these instructions successfully bridged my 2wire 2701HG-B (5.29.109.5 firmware version) to my Apple Airport Extreme Base Station. My 1st attempt was unsuccessful because I used the wrong password for the PPOE setting of the Airport..make sure you use your AT&T "network password".

    2011-01-01 02:28:29

  • Thank you!!! this was exactly what I needed, took me 2 hours to find, and very happy you posted it. the /mdc was the trick!

    2010-08-02 20:09:08

  • Perfect!! Thank you very much for clear and easy instructions. Regards, Paul in Atlanta

    2010-07-21 11:15:56

  • Also please remind people to disable the wireless function as well while in the network summary (hit the "disable" button next to the wireless connection count).

    2010-01-03 14:36:02 (jay_bob See Profile)

  • Great aid helped me alot. I would just suggest people in there router making sure they have activated PPOE

    2009-01-29 14:52:53



by wayjac See Profile edited by FAQFixer See Profile
last modified: 2009-05-05 10:53:49