In my case I had some old wireless devices that still needed WEP and Use the single USB 1. It’s weaknesses are mostly confined to the router, and I won’t go into them, because they have been covered ad nausium, and the adsl can be used with separate router. Was the 2wire also plugged into the cable modem with the PC? This means the item has been inspected, cleaned, and repaired to full working order and is in excellent condition.

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2wite all 3 refurbished listings. Kevin 59 3 4 Since you cannot use the DSL port, there is no way to get it to route. In the few weeks that I’ve had this installed there have been no problems with it whatsoever. Trending Price New.

To extend with a router you would need a router with an ethernet WAN port, which the 2Wire is not. Get into the 2wire modem config and look around to disable the DHCP server.

It is not an outstanding router. This modem is popular because it good at overcoming signal problems with DSL.

2Wire 2701HG-B 54 Mbps 4-Port 10/100 Wireless G Router

This item may or may not be in original packaging. That 2wire modem likely uses ISP branded firmware.

The 2-Wires are plentiful and cheap, but 2wore have had poor reliability – having had one used gateway conk out after about a year, and another two eBay buys that worked out of the box, but lost connection after a few hours.


You can, however, use it as an access point. The modem works well and the interface is easy to navigate. Most relevant reviews See all reviews.

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Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. 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. You may also like. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered.

By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Terms of Service. In my case I had some old wireless devices that still needed WEP and The modem came with no setup instructions whatsoever but the some odd page manual was easy enough to find on the internet.

In a side-by-side comparison on a DSL line with speed issues, the 2-wire achieved significantly higher download speeds than an old Westell modem, somehow able to suck more pac kets through the wire. Email Required, but never shown. I’ve taken the broken one apart and am simply putting it in another enclosure Selecting the appropriate 2-wire pair combination for your line will work better than leaving the setting at automatic. Overall, for a DSL modem with built in wireless that works well at this price – you simply can’t get a better deal.


The surfboard issues a single IP address to the device attached to its ethernet port – it registers a single MAC address only. Use the single USB 1.

2Wire HG-B Default Router Login and Password

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. Although there are some minor issues with the HG-B sometimes issues a “can’t find the server” message, but then DOES go to the address by clicking the “Try Again” button and it sometimes needs to be reset usually due to power ‘blips’the router has been faithful to do what it is supposed to. That was handy for a VOIP adapter. The HG-B feature set is minimal, easy to set up web interface, good case-runs cool, with good network performance and wireless range.

Get the full speed of your Internet connection using its 4-port wired interface to connect more access points or devices. This item doesn’t belong on this page.