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Change Bell Modem/Router Into Just Modem (Bridge-Mode)

Found this on the Internet. You could reflash firmware but I decided to manually change. Here are the instructions:
1. Connect White 2Wire Modem/Wireless Router to phone line, make sure DSL light is on.

2. Connect computer to any LAN port of 2Wire Modem/Wireless Router.

3. Use Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or any other browser to access 2Wire Modem/Wireless Router’s web based interface. Default IP address may be

4. Ensure 2Wire 2701HG modem cannot make PPPoE connection – Use INCORRECT Username and/or Password for PPPoE connection settings. Internet Connection –> Advanced Settings.

5. Disable DHCP Server on White 2Wire Modem/Router. Local or Home Network –> Advanced Settings.

6. Disable Wireless on 2Wire 2701HG – it is useless now and will not work anyway. Local or Home Network –> Wireless –> Disable.

7. Disable Firewall on 2Wire 2701HG Modem/ Wireless Router. Application Support –> Advanced Settings –> uncheck Stealth Mode and Block Ping. Save Settings.

8. Now White Modem/Wireless Router 2Wire 2701HG is working in Bridge Mode.
Disconnect computer from 2Wire Modem/Router.
Existing Internal Router needs to be connected using it’s WAN port to any 2 Wire’s LAN port (any one 1-2-3 or 4 , but use just one).

9. Setup Internal router to dial PPPoE connection using RIGHT Bell Username and Password.
If wireless access is required – use only Internal Wireless Router as a wireless access point.

Should you still experience difficulties setting your 2Wire DSL Modem/Router in Bridge Mode do not hesitate to contact us. Email: serge@scomputerservicesgta.com Phone: 416-410-9176

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