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Change WiFi Settings on 2-Wire

I'm in the pre-purchase learning phase of U-verse so there are fewer surprises (i.e., panic attacks) when I'm trying to convert over my in-house network. I currently have a Linksys router off of a cable modem, with a couple of hard-wired PCs and wireless to numerous devices around the house (printers, smartphones, tablets, etc.).

 

I've already read a couple of articles here on turning my router into a WAP, which will be a big help to cover some issues.

 

My question here is if I'll be able to log into the RGW (I guess the jargon around here is the "2-wire") and change the SSID and WPA password to match my existing network. I have to assume (hope?) that this is possible. I would really hate to have to reconfigure all my wireless devices -- especially the ones without a built-in UIF!

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‎09-30-2015 1:39 AM

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Here is the address for access to do the setup you are asking about - http://192.168.1.254/

The password you will need will be found on a label on the side of the RG.
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Thanks! Do you happen to know the range of IP addresses that are used by DHCP? My existing network uses the 192.168.1.xxx subnet, but I do have a couple of static IP addresses in there that might conflict.

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rochrunner - Sorry, No. I am sure someone else will be able to say.
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@rochrunner wrote:

Thanks! Do you happen to know the range of IP addresses that are used by DHCP? My existing network uses the 192.168.1.xxx subnet, but I do have a couple of static IP addresses in there that might conflict.


See the image below:

 

DHCP Address Range.png

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My 2-Wire RG (U-Verse Voice & HSI only) allows me to specify the first and last DHCP address for it to use.  IIRC, I have the 3600 model RG.

 

FYI, Recent changes in teh AT&T "back end" don't wnat you to use 10.x.x.x addresses for your home network.

 

Also, for your first question, yes, I have done similar setting my 2-Wire RG to use the same SSID & WPA2 pass-phrase as my older LinkSys router, so I can connect to either device without having to make any changes to my computers/preipherals/etc.


Jerry B.
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