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Thinkdiff
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join:2001-08-07
Bronx, NY
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reply to techguyga

Re: New install and existing router

Unless the wireless is incredibly crappy on the AT&T RG, I'd retire that WRT54G. You're not going to see any benefit.

One option for keeping it around may be using it to extend the RG's wireless network if you find the range isn't good enough.

Edit: Obviously this was a reply to the OP, but I was agreeing with techguyga.
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gadawg

join:2006-01-27
Louisville, KY
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The AT&T tech installed a 2 wire box on the outside of the house and a 2wire modem inside the house. I am going to use the AT&T equipment only. Now to set up all our wireless devices to access the network.

4 hours to install and everything appears to be working well. Any last pieces of advice for the wireless network security?

Currently I am using it as it was set up.


Thinkdiff
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Might want to change the default SSID (wireless name) and password for the wireless network as they are relatively easy to crack. Make sure the wireless security is at least WPA. WPA2 is better.
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Lagz
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join:2000-09-03
The Rock
reply to gadawg
What model 2wire did you get?

gadawg

join:2006-01-27
Louisville, KY
reply to Thinkdiff
Ok. I will do that. Settings, LAN and then wireless after I go to the IP address? Only change those correct?
Leave the Wireless Access Point List and Unique Settings alone?

Wi-Fi Protected Setup is currently disabled (default)

gadawg

join:2006-01-27
Louisville, KY
reply to Lagz
i3812V outside and i38hg inside(router).


Lagz
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join:2000-09-03
The Rock
Here's the manual for your setup »www.att.com/support_media/images···2_UG.pdf

The modems config pages look similar to my 2wire. I have multiple routers, switches, and non-switched hubs behind my modem. If you feel comfortable messing with router/modem settings then you can try a few things.

I would give your current router an IP address within the DHCP range of the modem. Then go to the modem and open its config page. Go to settings tab > LAN tab > IP address allocation and turn off the modems firewall for that device.



This is currently how I have my networks configured behind my 2wire modem.
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