2Wire 1701HG router setup & security
1. 2Wire 1701HG Router login and password
- To login to 2Wire 1701HG Router, Open your web browser and type the default IP Address 172.16.0.1 in the address bar
- You should now see the router login page with 2 text fields where you can type a username and a password
- The default username for your 2Wire 1701HG router is blank and the default password is blank
- In the login page of the router's web user interface, Enter the username & password, hit "Login" and now you should see the 2Wire 1701HG router control panel
(Remember, you must be at home and connected to home WiFi to do this)
And no need to get your breathing rates high in case you have changed the username / password of 2Wire 1701HG and forgot them, as you can just reset the 2Wire 1701HG router by press-and-hold the reset button with a clip for about 15 seconds.
2Wire 1701HG Quick links:
|Default username for 2Wire 1701HG:||blank|
|Default password for 2Wire 1701HG:||blank|
Is this not your router model ? Search your router
2.Change 2Wire 1701HG Default Login and Password
Since, security of a network is vital, the first and foremost task is to change the 2Wire 1701HG router Default Login and Password to something more personal and secure.
2Wire 1701HG Router Password Tips:
Choose a complex and hard-to-guess password for your 2Wire which only you can remember
It should be something personal, like &ilostmyvirginity@30, so that you'll never forget it. Ever
The amount of protection directly depends on the password complexity, and the effort taken to protect that password on your 2Wire 1701HG router.
Give Password for your 2Wire 1701HG router that you can remember (usability first). Of course, you can build a strong hash password with special characters, numbers, Greek, and Latin. But ultimately you'll end up writing it on a sticky and putting it on the router, which defeats the purpose. Here is an example $lasttriptovegas0916
3.Change 2Wire 1701HG Default WiFi name (SSID) and WiFi Password and enable Network Encryption
Another small suggestion (as it has no impact on security), is to change the 2Wire 1701HG Default WiFi name (SSID) as it will make it more obvious for others to know which network they are connecting to.
Look for Network Name (SSID), this is the WiFi name of your 2Wire 1701HG Router. Do not use your name, home address, or other personal information (since this isn’t a Facebook status!) in the SSID name. (No Mr.Paul&Princy) A few funny WiFi name suggestions: I’m cheating on my WiFi!, FBI Surveillance Van #594 (scares away stupid criminals), Lord of the Pings ...
Once you enter the name for your network, you have to enable WPA2-PSK encryption on your 2Wire 1701HG router. That’s the strongest encryption standard available for home networks.
Enter a new WPA Pre-Shared Key / WiFi Password – this is the password that you will use to connect to your home WiFi. Keep it to 16-20 characters (please!) don’t use the same password that you used for 2Wire 1701HG router login!
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4.Update router firmware in 2Wire 1701HG and turn on Automatic Updates
Router software often contains critical bugs and security vulnerabilities; so its important that you turn on Automatic Firmware updates and always keep your 2Wire 1701HG router up-to-date. To turn on Automatic updates, Login to your 2Wire 1701HG router and look for the section which contains Automatic updates and turn it "ON"
And even if the router has auto-update, check every now and then to make sure it is actually working, and the router firmware is up-to-date
5.Security is a continuous process
Just keep in mind to change the passwords often or at least once in every 6 months! on your 2Wire 1701HG You don't want the safety you have worked so hard for to fail just because of ignorance, negligence, or casual laziness! Time for a bulletin on the fridge, folks! We can remind you though? Enter your email below! Nope, we are not spammers!
2Wire 1701HG Router Reset instructions
How to Reset the 2Wire 1701HG Router To Factory Default
To reset 2Wire 1701HG router,
- Turn on the 2Wire 1701HG router
- Look for the reset button. Few routers have a tiny hole and few others have a reset button.
- Press the Factory reset button with a straightened paperclip pin or something that gets through the tiny hole, and hold it for about 15 seconds! (till you see all the lights flashing)
- The 2Wire 1701HG router will reboot automatically. the unit has been reset and is ready to use. You can start from Step 1 in this guide to set it up.
2Wire 1701HG Password Does not Work
Passwords find a way to not work! Or, in most cases, users find a way to forget them! In either case, look up the How to Reset the 2Wire 1701HG Router To Default Settings section
Forgot Password for 2Wire 1701HG Router
Incase if you have changed the default username and password of 2Wire 1701HG and forgot it, please see How to Reset the 2Wire 1701HG Router To Default Settings section
How to boost 2Wire 1701HG WiFi and overcome connectivity issues
1.Place the 2Wire 1701HG in a perfect spot
The perfect spot does it all; be it romance or your router! To avail the best signal and network connectivity, make sure you keep your 2Wire 1701HG router visible and not facing the wall or behind the curtains
2.Find a Good Wireless Channel Instead of Auto on your 2Wire 1701HG router
Auto-channels might fail you once in a while; believe that you’re smarter than the 2Wire router! Find a seamless wireless channel instead of what the router finds automatically. This would ensure that your signal doesn't interfere with that of your neighbors.
If you’re running a Windows-based PC, you can see what channels neighboring Wi-Fi networks are using.
- Press Start > type “cmd”. Open Command prompt
- In command prompt type netsh wlan show all
You will see a list of all wireless networks and the channels being used in your vicinity. instead of using “Auto” for the control channel, Pick the channel that has the lowest interference
3.Check the frequency of 2Wire 1701HG
Check if 2Wire 1701HG has dual-band, the most commonly used band would be 2.4GHz; however, switching to 5GHz would bring out better results! It depends on your device though; if you’re running an old lad, you might have to switch back to the conventional
4.Hardwire gaming consoles / media streamers into your 2Wire 1701HG instead of WiFi
Gaming consoles/media streamers work better when connected through Ethernet cable of 2Wire 1701HG; in fact, as you might not be moving your TV all over the house, why connect it to the Wi-Fi at all? The Gaming consoles / video streaming devices flood the network with data. This means that if possible, you should consider hardwire (using Ethernet cable) the devices that tend to consume a lot of bandwidth. Although this can sort of defeat the purpose of having wireless networks, it can actually help your overall network speed of 2Wire 1701HG if you can hardwire the bandwidth hogs.
5. Reboot 2Wire 1701HG on schedule
Here's something important to note! On schedule, folks, reboot your 2Wire 1701HG router! Though routers are built to constantly be running at all times, simple tweaks like regular power cycling (a fancy way of saying, unplugging the power cord and shoving it back up) helps with most issues. Rebooting your 2Wire 1701HG can fix Internet connection problems, improve slow moving connections, and resolve wireless issues altogether. Try unplugging your 2Wire modem on a quarterly basis to stay proactive (Never reset; always reboot router)