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Using Att 2wire for Time Warner Service?

by christie2007 / June 30, 2008 1:58 PM PDT

Hi, I just switched from ATT dsl to a Time Warner cable modem. It turns out that the time warner isn't wireless....which is pretty inconvenient! The Time Warner guy told me I could use my ATT wireless router to get the wireless. it's not working, so I am wondering if anyone knows if it is, in fact, possible.

Computer I am using is a Dell Inspiron....the ATT cable modem is a 2wire Gateway 2701HG-B and the ATT model is a motorola sb5101 surfboard cable modem...the Time Warner guy's instruction was to plug the ethernet cable into the wireless modem rather than the computer. Doesn't seem to work - the ethernet and wireless lights are blinking green, but the DSL and internet lights are blinking red

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He lied. . .
by Coryphaeus / June 30, 2008 9:00 PM PDT

Different type of signal coming out of the cable modem. You need a wireless router, any good brand, connected to the cable modem.

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You don't know anything
by johnnymcconny18 / July 1, 2008 11:45 AM PDT

You must not know anything about networking or internet connections if you are saying that there is an ATT cable modem, lol. what a fool there hasn't been att cable modems out for years since before comcast bought att's cable company in pittsburgh.

Now there is an ATT dsl modem/wireless router, then there is a Motorola Surfboard cable modem with Time Warner service. you should be able to connect the ethernet from the cable modem to the att dsl modem/wireless router in one of the lan ports on the att device.

If that doesn't work and you don't know how to configure the ATT dsl modem/wireless router then you need a wireless router to hook up to the Motorola Surfboard Cable Modem with Time Warner Service. Then you have to configure the new wireless router correctly and put in part of those configurations to the wireless computer for this to work properly and you want security or everyone in the neiborhood will be able to use the wirless you are supplying

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I don't know anything about wireless networks, either,
by KentuckyBlue / July 9, 2008 2:53 AM PDT

But I called Dell and they installed the wireless router a friend gave me. I use Time Warner, too.

Dell set up my network in my house. My Inspiron 1520 is new, with an integrated wireless card. I don't know about how much they will do for you or your warranty status. I just know they set up my network.

This probably doesn't help, since I don't know anything, but I thought I'd tell you what little I do know.


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by christie2007 / July 10, 2008 1:10 PM PDT

<<You must not know anything about networking or internet connections if you are saying that there is an ATT cable modem, lol. what a fool there hasn't been att cable modems out for years since before comcast bought att's cable company in pittsburgh.>>

Thanks for calling me a fool. Very mature. First, calling it a cable modem was a slip in terminology, as I am aware that it is not cable. Second, no, I do not know anything about networking and that is why I am asking a basic question in a forum that has people who do know a little about it. I am glad that you feel you are well versed in connections; my area of exepertise just happens to not be computers. And thanks to the others for your responses.

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