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I HAVE A NEW ATT UVERSE NVG589 AND I WOULD LIKE TO USE MY OLDER

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I HAVE A NEW ATT UVERSE NVG589 AND I WOULD LIKE TO USE MY OLDER 2 WIRE GATEWAY 2701HG_B AS A REPEATER TO EXTEND THE WIRELESS SIGNAL IN MY HOME.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Networking
Expert:  Jason Jones replied 1 year ago.





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Hello,
I am a licensed network professional with over 15 years of professional experience. I am the technician assigned to your case today. I look forward to working with you and resolving this problem.
The 2Wire 2701HG_B cannot be used as a 'repeater'. It can however, be used as a normal wireless access point that you can plug into the main modem. When you set it up as a wireless access point, you can run the cable to anywhere in the house and use the 2nd router as an access point.
- Plug a computer into the old modem (into one of the LAN ports).
- Go to the following page: http://192.168.0.1
- Click the Home Network tab on top.
- Click the Advanced Settings link.
- Change the "Router Address" to 192.168.0.250 (Make a note of this new IP address, as you will need it if you ever want to change anything on the modem).
- Uncheck the "Enable DHCP" checkbox.
- Click the Save button.
- Using a network cable, plug one end into one of the LAN ports on the old modem and plug the other end into one of the LAN ports on the new modem.
Now the two devices will be synched and you can place the 2nd modem anywhere as long as it stays connected via the network cable.
I will be standing by.
Thank you,
Jason