2Wire 2701HGV-W 2wire 2701HGV-W wireless router
Make 2Wire
Model 2701HGV-W
Manufaturer code 2701HGV-W
Description The 2Wire gateway includes an integrated wireless access point, which allows users to roam wirelessly throughout the home or office. 2Wire’s high-powered wireless technology virtually eliminates wireless “coldspots” in the home.
Wireless Standards 802.11b
Manufacturer Homepage http://www.2wire.com
Product Webpage http://www.2wire.com/?p=7
Data Sheet Download 2701HGV-W Data Sheet
User Guide Download 2701HGV-W User Guide
Security Options WEP Open
WEP Shared
WPA-PSK (Pre Shared Key)
Default Login Details Username: n/a
Password: n/a

In order to update your router’s security settings follow these easy steps:

Step1 (Log in to your router)

To log in to your router
Run Internet Explorer (or your default browser) and enter gateway.2wire.net. That is your router interface address.

2Wire 2701HGV-W IP

Step2 (Wireless Settings)

Hide SSID Settings

To hide your router’s SSID, Go to Home Network > Wireless Settings. This will display the Wireless Settings where you can configure your wireless network. Enter the name of the network in the Network Name box. To hide the SSID (Service Set Identification) ) uncheck the “Enable SSID Broadcast” option. This will hide your wireless network from the clients searching for wireless connections and thereby protect your network from hackers.

2Wire 2701HGV-W interface

To make your wireless network safe, you should select the appropriate security option.

To do so, click Home Network > Wireless Settings

This router supports WEP Open, WEP Shared and WPA-PSK encryption.

It is recommended to use WPA-PSK encryption.


Select WPA-PSK as authentication.

Enter a WPA-PSK key of your choice by selecting the “Use Custom Encryption Key”.

To save the setting changes you have made to your router, click Save.

Well done! You have now secured your router!


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