Use these steps to setup a 2Wire 1800HG Gateway for Internet Connection Sharing with a cell phone, cable modem, or dial-up connection to the internet.
Modifying the settings as show below can impact the ability of computers on the local network to access your broadband connection. Modifications may also affect broadband-enabled applications and services running on the local network.
- Use your cell phone or dial-up to connect your first computer to the Internet
- Establish your home network so that all computers you have are on the network.
- Access your 2Wire Gateway by entering the gateway location (mine is currently set to 192.168.0.2) into the address bar of your browser. You may need to enter 172.16.0.0.
- Click the "Home Network" Icon and click the "Advanced Settings" option. Enter your password.
- Select the "Configure manually" option and enter 192.168.1.254 in the Router Address field.
- Enter 255.255.255.0 in the Subnet mask field.
- Remove the check from the "Enable DHCP" option.
Save your changes.
To finish, you may need to follow these steps as found on "Freedom By Degrees » Using the HomePortal 1000SW" available at http://www.obrador.com/journal/index.php?p=5 as of May 5, 2007.
Your network should be configured correctly now. However, you will need to renew the IP address of each of the client computers. This can be done either at a command prompt with the “ipconfig /renew” command or with the “Repair” button on the Local Area Connection Status dialog. (Open the dialog by clicking on the appropriate “Local Area Connection” item in the Network Connections Explorer window. The “Repair” button is on the “Support” tab.)