This means the item has been inspected, cleaned, and repaired to full working order and is in excellent condition. That was handy for a VOIP adapter. 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. Do you have two network cards? Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. Kevin 59 3 4 Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered.

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This modem is popular because it good at overcoming signal problems with DSL.

It cannot be done. Final piece was to run the network setup wizard and choose the option for “this computer connects directly to the internet and other computers connect through it. This 2701hf may or may not be in original packaging. I did order a second one though it arrived with 2 of the prongs broken from the power adapter. Sign up using Facebook.

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

The 2-Wire lets you reserve IP addresses to devices, so you can gateday up port forwarding to a device without actually setting a fixed IP on the device. This item doesn’t belong on this page. You can do this via trial and error easy enough.


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. I have updated my answer, if the new approach works, then I’ll delete the original text. The HG-B has pretty much all the features you might want in a gateway, as long as you’re good with In my case I had some old wireless devices that still needed WEP and 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.

Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. Show Gayeway Show Less. Ratings and Reviews Write a review. I don’t think it will work, the surfboard is “stupid”, so it doesn’t behave like a proper router. 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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2Wire 2701HG-B 54 Mbps 4-Port 10/100 Wireless G Router

The HG-B feature set is minimal, easy to set up web interface, good case-runs cool, with good network performance and wireless range.


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That was handy for a VOIP adapter. I can not rate the reliability higher now, but if it keeps on going for a year I’d definitely give it a 5 star reliability rating. You can, however, use it as an access point.

You are doing yourself a great disservice by trying to use it as a router, as it likely has many limitations imposed by the ISP, and you might have NAT issues, among other things. Its user-friendly setup interface allows for establishing your home network painlessly, making this router a friendly option for those looking to have their own network.

Since you cannot use the DSL port, there is no way to get it to route. I’m misspoke, connected to cable modem via ethernet cable.

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This means the item has been inspected, cleaned, and repaired to full working order and is in excellent condition. I have had 2 Westell W’s gatewwy, for no obvious reason ceased to function. Oh hold on, does the PC establish the connection to the internet?