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For 100 Series

2Wire Gateway
Installation Guide

 


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Notice to Users

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Installing and Configuring the Gateway

Windows 98/SE/2K/ME/XP and Macintosh OS 10.2 

Congratulations on the purchase of your 2Wire gateway. To install your gateway and configure your home 
network, follow these steps.

Note: 

Features for different models may vary. Product details will be specified for each particular 

model.

Note: 

TO MAC OS 9.X AND OTHER OPERATING SYSTEM USERS:  Users running Mac OS 9.X 

and operating systems other than those stated above must perform a manual configuration of the 
gateway. Refer to Appendix C for step-by-step instructions.

Insert the 2Wire Setup Wizard CD and follow the on-screen instructions

Do NOT install any equipment until instructed by the CD during your installation.

Enter key code

If you were provided with a 20-digit key code by your service provider, enter it when prompted. If you were 
not provided with a key code, refer to “Appendix E: Back-Up Key Codes” on page 16.

Add computers to your network

Insert the 2Wire Setup Wizard CD into the CD-ROM drive of each computer that you wish to connect to your 
network and follow the on-screen instructions.

 


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The Home Page

When your installation is complete, the gateway home page will display. Use this page to perform a variety 
of administrative functions for easy management of your home network. From this page you can:

Upgrade your gateway software

View your network settings

Change wireless network settings (wireless models only)

Modify the security settings for your broadband connection

Accessing the Home Page

There are several ways you can access the gateway home page:

Click on the 

icon on your desktop, or

Open a browser and type http://gateway.2Wire.net

 


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Troubleshooting

Diagnosing Connection Problems

This section describes some connection problems you may encounter with your local network and provides 
suggestions for solving those problems. If the problem you are having is not covered here or in the 2Wire 
online Help system, or if the suggestions provided do not solve the problem, contact Technical Support.

For more detailed information on the gateway indicator and status lights, see Appendix B of this guide.

The POWER indicator light is off

If the 

POWER

 indicator light is off, the gateway is not getting power:

1.

Check to see if the power cable is plugged into the power outlet or power strip.

2.

If the power cable is plugged into a power strip, make sure the power strip is turned on.

3.

Make sure the power cord is correctly and securely connected into the gateway.

Note: 

If the 

POWER

 indicator light is red (signifying a system error), or does not light after 

performing the steps above, contact Technical Support.

The BROADBAND LINK indicator light is red

If the 

BROADBAND LINK

 indicator light is red, the gateway has not established a connection to your 

broadband service provider:

1.

Verify that your broadband modem is connected to the gateway 

BROADBAND MODEM

 port.

2.

Verify that you have configured the gateway with the correct settings (for example, username and 
password) provided by your service provider.

3.

If still unable to establish a connection, reset (or power cycle) your broadband modem by turning off the 
modem's power switch, waiting 5 seconds and turning the power back on. If your modem does not have 
a power switch, follow the same procedure powering the modem off and on by unplugging and plugging 
in the modem’s power cord.

The BROADBAND LINK indicator light is orange

If the 

BROADBAND LINK 

indicator light is orange, the gateway is not properly configured. Re-install the 

software and verify that the correct username and password are being used.

The LOCAL NETWORK indicator light is off

If your networked computers are powered on and the 

LOCAL NETWORK

 indicator light is off, the gateway may 

not have been connected correctly. Verify that all cables are properly connected and reboot the computer.

 


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Running the 2Wire Setup Wizard Manually

If after one minute the gateway Setup Wizard does not automatically run:

Windows Users:

Double-click the 

My Computer

 icon located on the desktop.

Double-click the icon that corresponds to your CD-ROM drive.

Double-click 

Setup.exe

 and follow the on-screen instructions.

Mac Users:

Double-click the 

2Wire

 icon.

Double-click the 

2Wire Setup Wizard

 icon.

Verifying That Your PC Adapter Driver is Installed Correctly

There are two common errors that may occur during installation that will result in an error message:

The appropriate adapter driver software was not installed.

The adapter driver software was only partially installed or is incompatible with your system.

Follow the procedure appropriate to your system to determine whether the driver was correctly installed.

Windows XP:

1.  Click 

Start

 and click Control Panel.

2.  Double-click the 

System

 icon.

3.  Select the 

Hardware

 tab, then click 

Device Manager

.

Continue to step 4 under Accessing Driver Status on page 5.

Windows 2000:

1.  Click 

Start >Settings

 and click 

Control Panel

.

2.  Double-click the 

System

 icon.

3.  Select the 

Hardware

 tab and click 

Device Manager

.

Continue to Step 4 under Accessing Driver Status on page 5.

Windows 98 SE or Windows ME:

1.  Click 

Start >Settings

 and click 

Control Panel

.

2.  Click the 

System

 icon.

3.  Select the 

Device Manager

 tab.

Continue to Step 4 under Accessing Driver Status on page 5.

 


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Accessing Driver Status

1.

Click the "+" sign next to the 

Other devices

 and/or 

Network adapters

 categories to expand them. This 

displays a list of all adapters and/or devices that you have installed. Check to see if your adapter is 
marked with a yellow question mark (driver not installed) or exclamation point (incomplete driver 
installation or driver not compatible with the operating system).

IMPORTANT: If your adapter or device does not appear in the list, it may not be properly installed. 
Reinstall the adapter according to the appropriate documentation.

If the USB driver for direct USB connection between the gateway and your 
PC has not been installed, one of the following names will appear in the 
Other devices category (the name that displays is dependent on your 
operating system):

2Wire USB Remote NDIS Ethernet

2Wire Gateway USB

2.

Double-click the adapter name highlighted with a yellow question mark or 
exclamation point.

3.

Click the 

Reinstall Driver

 button to reinstall the driver for your adapter from 

the CD.

4.

After you have reinstalled the driver, click the 

RETRY

 button on the Setup Wizard adapter 

troubleshooting screen.

 


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Configuring Wireless Adapters

2Wire Wireless Adapters

If you use a 2Wire wireless adapter (PCI, PC card, or USB adapter) for wireless networking, the gateway 
installation software automatically configures it to communicate with the gateway during setup.

Non-2Wire Wireless Adapters

If you are NOT using a 2Wire wireless adapter, you will need to manually configure your adapter of choice to 
communicate with the gateway using the information below.

Locating the Serial Number and Wireless 
Encryption Key

Your gateway is configured with unique security 
parameters that must be configured into your 
wireless adapter: the serial number and a 
default 64-bit WEP wireless encryption key. You 
will find these two important pieces of 
information on the bottom of your gateway.

Adapter Configuration

After you have located the serial number and 
wireless encryption key, configure your wireless 
adapter according to instructions provided with 
that product.

1.

Set the network type to Infrastructure. Refer 
to your wireless adapter documentation for instructions on editing the adapter's network profile. Your 
wireless adapter should be configured to operate with an access point or residential gateway. This 
mode of operation is typically enabled by setting network type to Infrastructure.

2.

Set the wireless network name. The wireless network name of your gateway is 2WIRE in all capital 
letters, followed by the last three digits of the gateway serial number located on the bottom of your 
gateway. For example, if the last three digits of your gateway serial number are 102, your gateway 
network name would be 2WIRE102.

The wireless network name is sometimes referred to as the Network Name, SSID, ESS ID, or Wireless 
LAN ID.

3.

Enable wireless security. Your gateway is pre-configured to take advantage of wireless security. 
Referring to the instructions provided with your wireless adapter, enable wireless security. 

The default wireless security used by the gateway is sometimes referred to as WEP (wired equivalent 
privacy), 64-bit encryption, or 40-bit encryption.

 

 


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4.

Enter the encryption key. Once you have enabled security on your wireless adapter, you need to enter 
the unique security key for your gateway. To do this, set the network encryption type to hexadecimal, 
and enter your 10-digit wireless encryption key found on the bottom of your gateway.

IMPORTANT NOTE TO MAC OS X USERS: You must enter the "$" character at the beginning of the 10-
digit wireless encryption key. For example, if the wireless encryption key is 1234567890, enter 
"$1234567890". Doing so indicates to the OS that the key is in hexadecimal format.

5.

In general, accept your adapter's defaults. The default value for the remainder of configurable settings 
for your network adapter should allow your wireless adapter to communicate with the gateway. Although 
the gateway is set by default to communicate using channel 6, it is not required to change your adapter 
to this setting as most adapters will automatically detect the appropriate channel.

 


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Appendix A: Connecting Your Computer Using USB

Connecting your computer to the gateway using USB requires an available USB port. Only one Windows or 
Macintosh computer can be directly connected to the 2Wire gateway using the USB connection.

Installing the Gateway and USB Driver on a Windows PC

With your computer powered off and the 2Wire Setup Wizard CD still in the CD-ROM drive, connect the 
provided blue USB cable from the USB port on the 2Wire gateway to your computer’s USB port. A USB port 
is identified by the following icon: 

To complete your USB connection to the gateway, you must install the 2Wire gateway USB driver on your 
computer.

1.

Power on your computer. If the Add Hardware Wizard displays, follow the on-screen instructions 
selecting recommended default settings. If prompted to identify where to search for drivers, uncheck 

Floppy Disk drive

 and check 

CD-ROM drive

.

2.

After the driver installs, click 

Finish

 to complete the driver installation. Your 2Wire Setup Wizard CD will 

resume after your PC has rebooted.

NOTE TO WINDOWS 98 USERS: Microsoft Windows 98 users may be prompted to insert the Windows 
98 installation CD-ROM after installing the 2Wire gateway USB drivers. Once the Windows 98 updates 
are complete, remove the Windows 98 CD and reinsert the 2Wire Setup Wizard CD into your CD-ROM 
prior to rebooting your PC.

 


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Installing the Gateway and USB Driver on Macintosh Computers Running OS 10.2

Before making your USB connection to the gateway, you must install the 2Wire gateway USB driver on your 
computer. The following instructions are for USB installation on Macintosh computers running OS 10.2.

1.

With your computer powered on and the 2Wire Setup Wizard CD still in the CD-ROM drive, double-click 
the 

2Wire CD

 icon on your desktop.

2.

Double-click 

2Wire USB

 to begin the driver installation.

3.

If you have set up an administrator name and password, the Authenticate screen opens. Enter your 
administrator name and password and click 

OK

.

4.

Follow the on-screen instructions. When the driver installation is complete, you will be prompted to 
restart your computer.

5.

After your computer restarts, connect the provided blue USB cable from the USB port on the 2Wire 
gateway to your computer's USB port. A USB port is identified by the following icon: 

 

6.

Open the network Control Panel and select the 

Apple icon > System Preferences… > Network

.

7.

Verify that 

Ethernet Adapter (en1)

 is selected in the Show field. If not, select it from the pull-down menu. 

When the New Port Detected message displays, click 

OK

.

Note: 

Your Macintosh computer usually names the gateway USB port as (en1) automatically. If 

your computer has more than one Ethernet-like network device installed, the USB port may be 
names (en2) or higher.

8.

Click 

Save

 to complete your installation.

9.

IMPORTANT:

 Restart the 2Wire Setup Wizard CD to resume your installation process:

Double-click on the 

2Wire CD

 icon.

Double-click the 

2Wire Setup Wizard

 icon and follow the on-screen instructions to configure your 

gateway to the Internet.

 


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Appendix B: Indicator and Status Lights

The gateway has three indicator lights that can be used to diagnose installation and connection problems. 
The following tables describe how to interpret the POWER, BROADBAND LINK, and LOCAL NETWORK lights.

Power light

Operating state

OFF

The gateway is not getting power.

Blinking green

The gateway is booting up.

Solid green

Power is on.

Solid red

System error. Contact Technical Support.

Broadband Link light

Operating state

OFF

No broadband signal is present. The gateway is not plugged into 
a power outlet, or the gateway is not physically connected to 
your broadband service.

Blinking orange

The gateway is attempting to establish a physical broadband 
connection.

Solid red

The gateway has not detected a broadband signal.

Solid orange

The gateway has established a physical broadband connection 
but was not able to successfully connect to your Internet 
Service Provider, or has not yet been configured.

Blinking green

The gateway is attempting to establish a connection to your 
broadband service(s).

Solid green

The gateway is fully connected to your broadband service(s).

Local Network light

Operating state

OFF

The gateway is not plugged into a power outlet, computer, or hub 
by way of HomePNA

1

 , USB, Ethernet, or Wireless.

1. The 2Wire 170 gateway does not include HomePNA.

ON

The gateway is connected to a computer or hub by way of 
HomePNA, USB, Ethernet, or Wireless.

 


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Appendix C: Installing the Gateway on Other Operating Systems

Follow these instructions if you are using an operating system that is not supported by the Setup Wizard CD 
(such as any Macintosh OS prior to 10.2, UNIX, or Linux).

Connect your first computer to the gateway

There are many ways to set up your network, but typically the first computer is located in the same room as 
the gateway and your broadband connection. Ethernet is the preferred connection method for your first 
computer, although instructions for connecting via USB are also provided.

To begin your gateway installation:

1.

Remove the gateway, power adapter, and cables from the gateway box.

2.

Connect the provided power adapter from the gateway’s 

POWER

 port to an electrical outlet.

3.

Connect the provided Ethernet cable from the broadband modem to the 

BROADBAND MODEM

 port on 

the gateway.

Proceed to the Ethernet or USB connection instructions that begin on the following pages.

 


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Connecting your computer to the gateway using Ethernet:

1.

Connect the provided yellow Ethernet cable from the gateway’s 

LOCAL ETHERNET

 port to your computer’s 

Ethernet port.

2.

Proceed to page 14 to configure your Internet connection.

Connecting your computer to the gateway using USB and installing the 2Wire USB driver on computers 
running other Windows operating systems:

Connecting your computer to the gateway using USB requires an available USB port. Only one Windows or 
Macintosh computer can be directly connected to the 2Wire gateway using the USB connection. Refer to 
page 8 for instructions.

Connecting your computer to the gateway using USB and installing the 2Wire USB driver on Macintosh 
computers running OS 9.X:

Connecting your computer to the gateway using USB requires an available USB port. Only one Windows or 
Macintosh computer can be directly connected to the 2Wire gateway using the USB connection.

1.

With your computer powered on and the 2Wire Setup Wizard CD still in the CD-ROM drive, double-click 
the 

2Wire CD

 icon on your desktop.

2.

Double-click 

2Wire USB

 to begin the driver installation.

3.

If you have set up an administrator name and password, the Authenticate screen opens. Enter your 
administrator name and password and click 

OK

.

4.

Follow the on-screen instructions. When the driver installation is complete, you will be prompted to 
restart your computer.

 


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5.

After your computer restarts, connect the provided blue USB cable from the USB port on the 2Wire 
gateway to your computer’s USB port. A USB port is identified by the following icon:  

6.

Open the network Control Panel by selecting the 

Apple icon > Control Panel > TCP/IP

.

7.

Verify that 

Connect Via: 2Wire USB Remote NDIS…

 is selected to set the network adapter as active.

8.

Click 

Save

 to complete your installation.

9.

Proceed to page 14 to configure your Internet connection.

 


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Configure your Internet connection

Now that your first computer is connected to the gateway, you need to configure your gateway to 
communicate with your particular Internet service provider.

To activate your Internet account:

1.

Open your Internet browser.

2.

Type http://gateway.2Wire.net/setup into the browser's address line.

3.

When prompted to enter a key code, enter the key code provided by your service provider in the key 
code field, and click 

NEXT

.

4.

Select your Local Time Zone and click 

NEXT

.

5.

You may be prompted to enter service provider information such as username and password. Enter any 
required service provider information and click 

NEXT

.

6.

The connection process begins. During this process the 

BROADBAND LINK

 light on the front of the 

gateway will first blink green, then turn solid green. This step could take up to five minutes as the 
gateway searches for your broadband service.

7.

The gateway will now connect to the Internet. This process may take several minutes. Once connected, 
click on the 

REGISTER

 button and complete the 2Wire registration process.

Congratulations! Your gateway setup is now complete.

Add computers to your network

You can connect additional computers to your network by following these steps.

1.

Depending on the method you choose to connect your additional computers, install the adapter and 
driver. Choices include Ethernet, HomePNA, or wireless. For specific instructions, refer to the 
documentation that came with your adapter.

2.

Connect your additional computer to the network.

If you are using an Ethernet adapter, connect an Ethernet cable from your adapter to an available 
Ethernet port on the gateway.

If you are using a HomePNA adapter, connect a phone cable from your adapter to the phone jack.

If you are using a wireless adapter, refer to the documentation that came with your adapter and the 
instructions on page 6.

3.

Repeat the above steps for each computer you wish to add to your network.

 


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Appendix D: Technical Specifications

Home Network Interfaces

Ethernet, HomePNA

1

 , USB, Wireless 802.11b/g

Standards Compatibility

ADSL G.dmt (ITU G.992.1) (inner or outer pair)

ANSI TI.413 (inner or outer pair)

HomePNA 2.0 (10 Mbps) and 1.0 (1 Mbps)

USB  1.1

TCP/IP, DHCP, and DNS (client/server for DHCP and DNS)

VPN pass-through with PPTP, L2TP, and IPSec

PPPoE and RFC 2684

Ethernet 802.3

Wi-Fi 802.11b/g wireless

Requirements

All devices to be connected to the gateway must have a network interface compatible with the model of 
gateway used. 

A direct USB connection is supported on the following operating systems:

Windows 98SE, ME, 2000, XP

Mac OS 9.X or Mac 10.2

Setup CD supports the following operating systems:

Windows 98, 98 Second Edition, ME, 2000, XP

Mac 10.1 or higher

Web Browser: Netscape 7.1, Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 or higher.

Physical Specifications

Dimensions: 10'' x 8'' x 2''

Weight: 1.4 lbs. (approx.)

1. The 2Wire 170 gateway does not include HomePNA.

 


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Appendix E: Back-Up Key Codes

In most cases, you will receive a key code from your ISP. This key code is used to activate the 2Wire 
gateway. If you did not receive a key code, you can use the key codes provided in the following table.

If your Internet Service Provider gave you a PPPoE 
username and password to set up your Internet 
connection, your broadband connection uses Point-
to-Point Protocol over Ethernet and you should use 
this key code.

52EU-2374-6262-22AS-B22Y

If your Internet Service Provider assigned you an IP 
address to set up your Internet connection, your 
broadband connection uses static IP (Internet 
Protocol) and you should use this key code.

52EU-2374-2E66-22AS-B2TW

If your Internet Service Provider did not provide you 
with a user name, password, or IP address to set up 
your Internet connection, your broadband 
connection most likely uses DHCP (Dynamic Host 
Configuration Protocol) and you should use this key 
code.

52EU-2374-2262-22AT-B222