2wire Static Ip Address
Do you want to learn how to configure a 2wire static ip address for your 2wire dsl gateway? Have you just purchased a business dsl plan from At&t, which includes 5 static ip addresses and would like to learn how to set them up to avoid paying a $200 charge? The first thing that you are going to want to do is find out what your 2wire ip address is.
2wire Static Ip Address
The easiest way to find your default gateway ip is to go to the cmd prompt and type in “ipconfig”. You can find the command prompt by going to the start button -> All Programs -> Accessories -> Command prompt. After the command prompt window opens, this is where you will type in ipconfig. (See Example Below) Once you type in “ipconfig” you should see some results, this is where you will find what your 2wire ip address. For example 192.168.10.1 is my default 2wire gateway.
The next thing you have to do is type your default 2wire ip address into a web browser, such as Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox. After you type your default 2wire ip address into your web browser, you should get a screen that looks like the one below. Once you have opened the configuration screen on your 2wire dsl router, you are going to want to click on the broadband link tab The broadband link tab is located near the top of the screen.
Once you have accessed the broadband link tab, you are going to then click on Advanced setting located within the broadband link tab. Within the advanced setting window, you are going to change your username slightly. What you are going to want to doing is change USERNAME@sbcglobal.net to USERNAME@static.sbcglobal.net. Then click the save button.
After a few minutes your router should be done configuring itself from its normal dynamic ip to a static ip. What you are going to want to do now is configure your router, so you can assign different static ip addresses to your different network devices. The first thing you are going to do is click on the Home Network tab, located at the top of the screen of or 2wire Homeportal.
You are going to then click on the Advanced Setting tab located within the Home Network tab. Once you are on the advanced setting page, locate the Bridge Network setting and click enable. For the subnet mask I used 255.255.255.248. After you click save, you are then going to want to click on Edit Address Allocation tab. Within the edit address allocation settings page you are able to assign different 2wire static ip address to your different servers, pc and other networked devices.
Once you click save on the edit address allocation tab, you are going to now have to configure each device to receive a static ip address. On a windows based pc, simply go into the command prompt window and type in “ipconfig /release” then type in “ipconfig /renew”. If you are using Vista, you are going to have to run command prompt as administrator. Are you looking for more information on setting up your 2wire router?