Re: AT&T 2Wire 2701HG-B Disconnect
s / Drops
03-07-2012 06:06:19 AM
Well, I bit the bullet and snatched a Netgear DGND3700 Modem/Router and so far everything is working great. Unit is kinda pricey, but I had some gift cards from Christmas I needed to expend anyway! LOL Needed to get "up to date" on my equipment anyway... I did get it up and running quickly last night but have not had much time to completely set it up for my home network, and check out its features. I did note an immediate increase in speed and, with a quick speedtest.net confirmed I was now running at close to the rated speed for my service now (a little over twice that of the old 2Wire 2701).
Kudos to AT&T for the “Update” application that helps assist in alignment of the user ID and PW stuff, and provides help on how to setup an aftermarket modem. I still had all my info from when I first signed up with AT&T DSL but let the update app confirm it all. Appears the update app will assist those that have misplaced and/or forgotten all that info, as long as you can answer a few key, specific to your account, questions.
Below are some of the key setup parameters to get a 3700 linked up. I guess I plan on keeping the 2Wire as a backup and for troubleshooting purposes.
Netgear DGND3700 Setup for AT&T DSL
Using the modem Setup Wizard or manually, ensure modem is set for PPPoE
On the Netgear DGND3700:
Login = ATT Member ID
Password = ATT Network Pasword (The permanent PW issued by ATT at time of signup)
Service Name = Leave Blank
Idle Timeout = 0 (Zero)
DSN = Set to get “Automatically from ISP”
Thanks for the help with the 2Wire.