I have MTS TV and their now defunct 32Mbps Lightning Max plan and have been using my own linksys wrt-160n router for 2 years with my PC (because the 2wire 3801HGV refused to stay on channel 4, the only free one in my building).
It worked well, no disconnects, just not that fast with a little usb wifi dongle.
Now I got a new iMac and speeds are superb. I get on average 25 Mbps all the time with my N router (would get faster I'm sure with a new AC router but why bother).
I have an issue though were every couple days, my iMac says it's connected to my router (and when I look at my iPod and go into router settings, the router says the iMac is connected) but there is no thruput at all. I have to turn wifi off/on.
So for the heck of it I wanted to try using a Wireless Access Point a friend gave me, the dual band WAP610N (either 5 or 2.5ghz at a time, not both).
When I hook it up to the 2Wire, same way I would my current wrt160n router, it won't work (I've set up everything prior with ethernet, turned on WAP2 Personal same as my router). I get this message instead.
Wi-fi has a self-assigned IP address and will not be able to connect to the internet (iPod won't work either (at 2.4ghz of course when I try that)).
How do you set up the WAP differently than a router to the 2Wire? I have the 2Wire's wireless OFF in it's settings. Other than that I'm at a loss all around (both for intermittent dead connections with my wrt160n and for not being able to get the WAP to work the same).
Any help would be much appreciated.