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2Wire 2701 Installation Manual

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Type: Installation Guide
Category: Modem
Pages: 11
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Installation Guide - 2Wire 2701 modem 
 

Getting Your Modem Up and Running

 

 

Check your modem package contents. It should contain the items shown here: 

 

 

 
Fig. 1 

 

Familiarize yourself with the back of your modem  

 

Power - this is where you plug the power adapter  

 

Reset - to reset your modem from time to time and when connection issues arise  

 

DSL - connects your modem to your phone line with an telephone wire (gray color)  

 

Ethernet - these ports are used for wired Ethernet connections 

 

 

 

Fig. 2

 


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Connect Your Modem

 

 

 

 
Fig. 3 

 

A. Plug one end of the telephone cable into the DSL port on the back of the modem. Plug the other end of the phone 

cable directly into a wall phone jack.  
 
*NOTE:  

1. If your modem will be sharing the wall jack with a regular phone, plug a phone splitter into the wall jack first. 

Plug the modem's phone cord into one side of the splitter and plug your phone cable into a filter and then plug it 
to the other side of the splitter. 

2. If you have other phones in your home, unplug them and connect a filter before plugging them back into the wall

jack. 
a. A filter normally gets installed between a phone and its wall jack to prevent noise interference when the same 
line is being used for DSL Internet access. With a modem, there should NOT be a filter between the phone cord 
and the wall jack.  
b. All phones, fax machines and satellite receivers connected to the phone line must use filters - they eliminate 
noise on your phone line and help prevent speed and service interruptions. 
 

 

 
B. 

 
Connect one end of the Ethernet cable to any Ethernet port on the back of the modem. Connect the other end of 
that Ethernet cable into your computer's Ethernet port.  

 
C. 

 
Connect one end of the power supply to the modem and the other end into a surge-protected power bar (not 
included).  

 
D.

 
Turn on your computer and the modem.  

 


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Are all your modem lights green? 

 

 

 

If not, turn off your modem (or unplug it), wait 30-60 seconds and then turn it back on. Wait a few minutes and then 
check your lights again. 
 
What does it mean if your modem lights are red?  

 

Power - If this light is red and all other lights are off, your modem is broken. You need to contact World-Link 
Internet support to get a replacement.  

 

Ethernet – If this light is off, then your computer is not connected to the modem. Check the Ethernet cable 
(yellow cable) and refer to Fig. 2 and Fig. 3. 

 

Wireless – If this light is off, you have not enabled the modem’s wireless feature or no wireless device 
connected. Follow the section Setting Wireless Network to enable wireless. 

 

DSL - If this light is red or blinking in green, then the DSL is not connected properly. Check the telephone 
wire (gray wire) and refer to Fig. 2 and Fig. 3.  

 

Internet - If this light is red, then you are not connected to the Internet because there is a problem with your 
username or password. Please follow the next section Set up Your Internet Connection

Set up Your Internet Connection

 

 

Reset your modem

 

 

Before setting up your Internet Connection, it is recommended to reset your modem to the factory default state by 

pressing Reset and hold for 5 seconds.

 

 

 

 


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Open a Web browser (e.g. explorer, firefox) and enter follow in the address bar:   

 

http://192.168.1.254

 

 
Setting a System Password

 

The first time you access the configuration pages you will be directed to the set a system password. 
 
To set your system password:  

1. Click 

the 

Create or edit a custom password radio button.  

2. In 

the 

Enter new password field, enter your system password. You can make up your own or simply 

use “admin”. Please write this password down as you will need to password to access modem later. 

3. In 

the 

Confirm new password field, re-enter your system password

Optional: In the Enter a password hint field, enter a hint. (A hint is a word, phrase, or question that 
reminds you what the password is.  There is and “I forgot the password” link on the password entry page. 
When you clink this link, it show you your hint and allows you to enter your password.  

4. Click 

Save. 

If you select Use default system password, the password will be set as the 26 digit numeric key located on the sticker 

on the modem. 

 

 

 


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Configuring your Internet access User ID and Password  

 
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ook up the e-mail titled “World-Link Internet Service Activation Confirmation” for your 

World-Link User ID and 

Password

. If you cannot find the e-mail, please contact our Customer Service Department. 

1. Click 

Settings tab  

2. Click 

Internet tab  

3. Click 

Link configuration 

4. Type 

your 

World-Link User ID in the User ID box. (Hint: if you have downloaded the e-mail, it is best to 

copy and paste the User ID and Password) 

5. Type 

your 

Password provided by World-Link in Password box  

6.  Re-Type the password in the Confirm password box  
7. Select 

Obtain DNS information automatically 

8. Type 

1442 in the Upstream MTU box  

9. Click 

Save  

Now, your Internet should be set up, please reboot your computer to use the service. 

 

 


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After that, you may be asked to enter the system password again, please enter the system password you have 

created in the step “Setting your System Password”. 
 

 

 


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Setting Wireless Network

 

1.  Open a Web browser and enter 

http://192.168.1.254

 in the address bar 

2. 

At the 

Home

 Tab, click 

Wireless

 (Your Network Name SSID shows here)  

 

 


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3. Check 

the 

Enable Wireless Interface

  

4.  Write down Your Network name. 
5. 

Click 

Save

  

 

 


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You may be directed to the 

Login

 Page. Enter the 

System Password

 (created in the step “Setting your 

System Password”) and Click 

Submit

 

Now, the Wireless Network of your modem is enabled.  

6. 

From your wireless devices (e.g. laptop, smart phone etc.), select your Wireless 

Network Name (SSID)

Enter 

SSID Key

 (a numeric security code printed on a label on the underside of your modem) 

7. 

Now, your Wireless Devices was set up for the Internet. 

 

 
 
 

 


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Additional Information about your Wireless Network 

 
Secure Your Wireless Network

 

 
Leaving your wireless network unsecured is the Internet equivalent of leaving your front door wide open. Anyone can 
walk into your house, look over your private stuff, do what they want and then leave without you ever knowing they 
were there.  
 
Changing your wireless networking settings is simple  
 
Modify some of your wireless network settings every now and then, maybe someone guessed your password and is 
using your Internet connection without your permission, or perhaps you want to protect your children by blocking out 
certain websites. No matter the reasons, changing your settings is easy and simple.  

1.  Open your web browser.  
2. Type 

http://192.168.1.254 in the address bar.  

3. Press 

the Enter key.  

4.  Enter your username and password.  

Customize your wireless network name (SSID) and security key (WEP/WPA) 
What are SSID and WEP?  
 
SSID is just a technical term for your network name. When you set up a wireless network, you give it a name, just 
like you would if you were saving a file. The name you give your network, is what you'll see later on when connecting 
your computer to your wireless network. It simply identifies your network as yours, in case there are other wireless 
networks in your neighbourhood.  
 
WEP is a standard for wireless security and your WEP key is a numeric security code that lets authorized users 
access your Internet connection, while hiding the contents of your network from outsiders. It's like an admin password 
for your modem, but for your wireless network instead.  
 
Where do I find my default SSID and WEP keys? 
 
Your network name (SSID) and network key (WEP) are located on a label on the underside of your 2Wire 2701 
modem. We'll show you how to change these, down the page. 
 
 

 


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How do I give my network a new name (SSID)? 
 
When you're trying to connect new devices to your wireless network, customizing the name (e.g. David's Network) is 
simple and makes it easier to identify your network among the other wireless networks in your neighbourhood. 
 
To give your network a new name (SSID):  

1.  Open your web browser.  
2. Type 

http://192.168.1.254 in the address bar.  

3. Press 

the Enter key.  

4.  Enter the username and password for your modem.  
5. Select 

the 

Home Network tab.  

6. Click 

Wireless Settings.  

7.  To change your network name, type the new name in the Key field.  

How do I customize my WEP key? 
 
Even though you don't have to change your WEP Key, we recommend doing it, since it'll give you an additional layer 
of security to protect your network, may make it easier for you to remember and only takes a few minutes. 
 
Here's how to change it:  

1.  Open your web browser.  
2. Type 

http://192.168.1.254 in the address bar.  

3. Press 

the Enter key.  

4.  Enter the username and password for your modem.  
5. Select 

the 

Home Network tab.  

6. Click 

Wireless Settings.  

7. Change 

the 

Authentication drop down menu to one of the following five options: WEP-Open, WEP-Shared, 

WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK, or WPA-PSK and WPA2-PSK. We recommend choosing WPA2-PSK.  

8. Click 

the 

Use custom pass phrase option.  

9.  Enter a unique password that's between 8-63 characters long into the Key field.