09-05-2011 4:57 PM
I purchased a Hawkings HWREN1 Range Extender. I got it configured into my home 2WIRE network and I can see it in the network map. Using my laptop, I can disconnect from the 2WIRE wireless network and connect to the Hawking's extender, but only for a few seconds, then I lose the Internet connection. I'm still connected to the extended network, but have no Internet connect. Windows diagnostics say to restart the gateway (3800HGV-B). Does not correct problem. So, does anyone have any experience extending a 2WIRE wireless network and/or any experience with the HWREN1?
11-23-2011 7:33 PM
To be quite honest with everyone here... (keep in mind this is my experience with range extenders), is they just don't work very well. you are essentially operating a repeater in the sense and asking it to send and recieve traffic in realtime.
Best effort I found out of it all was to get a long ethernet cable and place another access point/router as I needed.
12-22-2011 11:32 AM
I'm using a Netgear range extender WN3000RP (available at Best Buy for about $67 or on Amazon.com) and it works great with my AT&T 2Wire Uverse Router. Since there isn't a physical button on the outside of the AT&T router to push I found the fastest way to set it up is to just connect the Netgear range extender via ethernet cable to a PC and do the set up on the Netgear. This is the best because I couldn't get the software button to work in the AT&T router software (the button that is normally on the outside of the Linksys/Netgear routers that you push to sync up with range extenders is now built into the AT&T software).
You can log into the Netgear and tell it to do a scan of your wireless connections. Find your AT&T router and put in your security key. That's about all you need to do. It is very easy and works great. I also have my Netgear Router that is fairly new, plugged into the AT&T router (on different channels) and it works fine too (that's a different story).
01-01-2012 11:16 AM
Has ANYONE found a solution to a too-weak ATT WiFi signal? We have a 3-storey house, and the wifi is puny in one area - the one where I have my wi-fi capable Blu-ray. I am confused by all the hardware available: bridges, gateways, routers, etc.
I would have thought ATT would have worked this out for us customers, or at least tell us what piece of equipment to buy. I have even seen devices advertise that use the house electrical wiring to effect some sort of network, but I can't tell if the ATT Router/Modem will work with them.