05-05-2011 08:49:18 PM
I ALSO ADVISE TO SWITCH TO WIRELESS - B mode and/or switch to 24mbps maximum connection rate
or DTIM of 5
some combination of these settings is what makes the modem stable. Definitely the wireless-b only mode eliminates the RED light but the modem could still become unresponsive to clients.
05-06-2011 08:26:33 PM
you could change just one at a time and see what does it. Least then you would nail the culprit down for sure.
Try it in this order first.
1.) try changing back to G
If still positive connectivty
2.) try undoing your DTIM
if undoing both still gives you positive connectivty , then the IP scheme change was the culprit and changing it was the solution.
Least then you would know for sure what did it! which might be worth it to a lot of MAC users around here.
05-06-2011 09:02:19 PM - edited 05-06-2011 09:03:09 PM
Im about 95% sure the winning combination is wireless-b only mode AND change ip address pool to 172.16.x.x
I've set the dtim and connection rate back to default....havent noticed instability....i think its finally working!
I'm happy! If I get anything new to report I will, but otherwise I'm happy, and I'm sure other people will be as well.
05-07-2011 07:25:31 PM
I am a 'technologically challenged' MacBook user on a 2Wire modem and am experiencing the exact same issues as you all are describing. I've had a handful of technicians out to my home, spent hours on the phone with AT&T, received a new modem on Wednesday and I am still dropping the connection incessantly. Can you please explain to me exactly how to do these two things? I'm on a MacBook, not a MacBook pro, but hopefully someone will be able to lead me in the right direction. I'm ready to toss my laptop and modem out the window right about now.
05-08-2011 02:26:30 AM - edited 05-08-2011 02:28:09 AM
you have to go into the wireless settings of the modem http://192.168.0.254
go to home network -> wireless settings
enter in router password
go down to additional settings -> wireless mode -> CHANGE to "b"
go to home network -> advanced settings
go to private network -> click on 172.16.0.0
05-10-2011 12:05:17 AM
Thank you so, so, so much for your help! I did this shortly after your posting and have had zero connectivity issues since. I am so happy not to have to deal with changing services over this. Thanks again!!
05-10-2011 11:25:15 AM
Just a question to you...
I saw in one post where you were operating G and it was working and then B it's working as well. Is the change from G to B needed or no?
Again just to clear up any confusion from prior posts.
07-05-2011 06:12:37 PM - edited 07-05-2011 06:33:20 PM
After a storm and the power going out, I couldn't get my bridged 2Wire and NetGear router to work. I couldn't find the right 'combination' of resetting and such; so I tried just the 2Wire again. Same problems..
I changed the address to 172.16.x.x as suggested. It seems to work great! One problem...
Now that I have changed the 2Wire address, I cannot log into the 2wire hardware using http://192.168.0.254.
What would the new address be that I need to type into my browser to access the hardware?
DUH! THAT WAS A DUMB QUESTION!!
Thanks for the advice!
11-29-2011 07:04:20 PM
My wife has had a problem staying connected to our 2wire for over a year since she bought it. No one was able to help, and I dreaded going to the support line again so I went on line and found your post, tried it, and it works perfectly! I appreciate you taking the time and your talent to post this fix. It was an enormous help!! Thank you!!!!
02-16-2012 09:12:31 AM
I'm having a similar problem. My Mac Pro, which is hardwired, works great. Our iPhones and iPads connect wirelessly and work great as well. However, our Apple laptops (12" PowerBook & 13" MacBook) wont connect wirelessly anymore. Leading up to a few days ago, the laptops would lose connection periodically and I'd just reset the modem/router to fix the issue. Well now resetting the modem does nothing. The laptops "connect" to the network but I can't pull up any pages on the web. I called AT&T tech support and spent forever trying to fix the problem but couldn't. Since they couldn't figure it out, they figured it was a hardware problem and sent a new Gateway. It still doesn't work.
I attempted to do what themack707 said: I changed the wireless mode to "b". However, whenever I switch the DHCP Network Range to 172.16.0.0 and hit save, it stalls out--nothing happens so I have to reset the Gateway again.
Does anyone know how to fix this? It's really frustrating...