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How to connect to Actiontec GT 701-WG

I use Qwest DSL using an Actiontec GT701-WG modem. The modem is connected in one room and the PS3 is in the other. How can I connect the two wirelessly? I am totally ignorant about doing this. There is an antenna on the modem. I do not have any way to connect hte PS3 to an ethernet plug in my livingroom where it is set up so I am depending upon doing it wirelessly.

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  • daddio-1 Oct 06, 2007

    I hope to hell you aren't a teacher anywhere! The whole idea here is to help people out not act like Todd the IT guy. What a dick.



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Choose add new connection and choose wireless and follow the direction

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