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jadinolf
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Anyone ever get an 1800HG working on Windows 7?

If so, any help- drivers, instructions would be greatly appreciated.

If not, what DSL modem/router combination like that would you suggest?

Many thanks
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The 1800 should be independent of the OS. The particular browser you use might cause an issue, but not the OS. What problem are you having specifically?


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The 1800 should be independent of the OS. The particular browser you use might cause an issue, but not the OS. What problem are you having specifically?

Thanks for the reply. In this case the browser doesn't enter into the formula since the driver software won't install. It doesn't recognize something and asks me what OS I used in a previous installation and one of the choices is Win XP SP3 which I had used and it just can't install.

Any idea where I can find another driver?The links I've followed lead to porn sites, Zip/unzip software and anything but drivers. The Pace site seems to only lead to instructions and no software.

I have 3 1800Hgs but if I need to buy another product, I will do that. Just don't know what to buy.

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This, from another forum is pretty much what I experienced.

My computer is connected for the internet through the 2WIRE 1800HG router at my syster's room.
It is wired, and it "transmits" on the phone line.
When I formatt my compouter, I install all the drivers and the 2WIRE disk. (Windows XP).
I just formatted for Windows 7, the installation came up, however I noticed it was different from the installation in the XP.
I kept installing, and in the end I had a button "SHUT DOWN" (instead of RESTART which I have in XP).
I clicked it and the computer shut down. I opened the computer, and A message came up which says I need to open it as an administrator.
I went to the CD drive, found the opening file from all the files in there, and it said I need to delete the 2WIRE software and install it again.
I tried again, but I had the same problem.
I have tried also to not open the software immediately when I put the CD in my CD-ROM, I went to the CD drive and found the opening file, right-clicked on it, "Run as administrator" and install normally again, but I had the same problem..
This was not my post in that forum.
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I have used the 2wire products for years and never have installed the drivers for them. I simply point my browser to the default IP address and go. (If I remember correctly: 192.168.1.254).
Using that CD with the drivers IMHO does nothing but causes confusion.

Also use »192.168.1.254/management to get to the MDC.


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said by bbear2:

I have used the 2wire products for years and never have installed the drivers for them. I simply point my browser to the default IP address and go. (If I remember correctly: 192.168.1.254).
Using that CD with the drivers IMHO does nothing but causes confusion.

Also use »192.168.1.254/management to get to the MDC.

I'll be darned. Well the 1800hg is connected to a Win XP computer right now and I sure had to use a driver CD. I've taken too much of my valuable time playing with it today but I will get back to it tomorrow and report back.

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Nope, didn't work for me. i tried two computers and nothing.

Messages- not connected
No connections are available

An Ethernet cable is not properly plugged in or might be broken.

I'll keep plugging away.

Bear in mind that this is the same equipment that is working fine on another computer that I'm trying to replace.

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If you provide more details about your win7 system, I could perhaps walk you through it. For example, has it ever connected to a hardwired network? I'm assuming you are using a hardwired NIC. What does your Network and Sharing Center show? Is the NIC working properly according to Device Manager?


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The home portal has never been connected to this computer which was built Saturday morning. At the present time I am using the Win 7 computer with a wireless adapter. The home portal is working fine connected to an XP computer and has worked since late 2006.

The home portal plugs into a USB port and normally I would install the driver for it. Driver doesn't like Win 7, I guess.

Not using a NIC

Can't answer network center question because it is back to being used with a wireless adapter at the present time.
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said by jadinolf:

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The home portal plugs into a USB port and normally I would install the driver for it. Driver doesn't like Win 7, I guess.

Not using a NIC...

I have a slightly better picture of what you are trying to do. You have built a Win7 box and want to connect it to your 1800HG via the USB port; correct? If so, then in that case you probably do need the driver for the USB connection. But in the meanwhile, you are able to connect via wireless from your Win7 box to the 1800?

Is your goal to connect to the 1800 hardwired? Does it have to be via USB? If so, there are USB NIC alternatives such as: »www.amazon.com/TRENDnet-USB-100M···=usb+nic which are pretty inexpensive; if that's what you need.

Alternatively, you could keep trying to get the 1800 USB thing working with Win7 and driver compatibility mode, etc. but as you've found out that's a PITA.


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All correct bbear2.

My existing Home Portal is connected to an XP computer in my living room and I built this Win 7 machine to replace it.

My goal WAS to connect it to the Win 7 machine by USB. I remember getting a wire with the home portal that was never used. The home Portal came from SBC (now AT&T) when I originally got DSL in June of 2005 and has served me well. I have three 1800hGs so I don't know which was the original one any more.

Yes, at the moment I am in the same room as the Home Portal computer and my new Win 7 computer at the present time and am connected by wireless. My search for a driver has ended up with zero results. The only thing I could find about the 1800HG and Windows 7 was the question "Does the Home Portal work with Windows 7?" and the answer was "YES" Not much help.

Getting back to the wire I mentioned earlier. It was a yellow wire which I never used. The Home Portal came without a manual from SBC but I'll see if I could use it instead of USB.

I will also research Your Amazon suggestion and I thank you for that. I'm not afraid to spend money, that's for sure. The three Windows 7 computers that I recently built were well over $2000 - one high end and two low end.

Thanks again for your help.

I'll keep you posted by IM.
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What I'm still not understanding is if you recently built these 3 systems, how can they not have an onboard NIC? You'd be hard pressed to find motherboards today without. And if you are able to run a USB cable from the 1800 to your computer, why not simply use an Ethernet cable?

That USB connection on your 1800 is a dinosaur and you'd be hard pressed to see that in a mainstream router these days. I think this is a good time to walk away from it.


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said by bbear2:

What I'm still not understanding is if you recently built these 3 systems, how can they not have an onboard NIC? You'd be hard pressed to find motherboards today without. And if you are able to run a USB cable from the 1800 to your computer, why not simply use an Ethernet cable?

That USB connection on your 1800 is a dinosaur and you'd be hard pressed to see that in a mainstream router these days. I think this is a good time to walk away from it.

They do .. Bear with me. I just don't know what to do with them. Not familiar with them at all. I am awaiting your reply.
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Here ya go


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Well, bbear2, it's hooked up and working fine.

Here's my Rube Goldberg setup.

I guess I can tear down the old XP computer and hook this up.

I can also bring back the parts I stole from my computer lab.

Thanks for bearing with me folks.
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Awesome. Look like you still have the USB cable there. Is that just for your old XP system? You'll be much happier with the Ethernet cable - and no need for special drivers .


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bbear2, if I don't connect that cable, the Home Portal will not connect to the Internet.

The old XP system is behind the one you see in the foreground.

I can now put that away (maybe).

Still lots of questions.
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Is the USB cable still connected to the XP machine? If so, does your XP system need to be on for your new Win7 system to connect to internet?

Can you send me a IPCONFIG /ALL output for both systems? If you post here, remove your IP address.


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Is the USB cable still connected to the XP machine? If so, does your XP system need to be on for your new Win7 system to connect to internet?

Can you send me a IPCONFIG /ALL output for both systems? If you post here, remove your IP address.

I'm sorry but I began to take the XP computer down and now it is not working.
I am operating with the new Win 7 computer in wireless.

Get back to it tomorrow.
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OK, got the XP machine up again.

I'll check back tomorrow.

Looks like the system is not working right, correct?

Shutting down.
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Thanks to bbear2, the answer to the subject question is YES!
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Success!

Hook up the scanner and two printers and I'm done.
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Looks good! Glad it's all working for you now.


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I am at it right now and all is well.

Once again, I appreciate your help.

Here's the whole layout.
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Looks good! Glad it's all working for you now.

I'm sorry, the reply to you ended up in the wrong place. DUH
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