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I'm using the gateway 2 wire 2701hg-b for the wired home computer but we can't get the laptop (2nd computer) to connect wireless. what am I doing wrong.? The set up wizard was used and recognizes the laptop but drops the connection every time then it takes forever to get our ssid # to come back up to reattempt connection only to have this to be a reoccuring problem again and again. I'm sure it's somthing simple and could use some advise to resolve this once and for all.

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I've had many problems with 2wire gateways. I would first suggest changing the default WEP key if you are using WEP at all. I actually recommend you use WPA2. It's much more secure. If that does not change anything, it could be RF (Radio Frequency) interference. Turn off any 2.4 GH wireless devices. This includes any wireless landline phones you have. Wireless access points operate on the same range (2.4GHz). The difference is is that wireless phones 'hog' the frequency. 802.11x devices have special protocols implemented (CSMA/CA) to 'share the air'. If that is the problem and still want to use the wireless phones, set your wireless access point to use a different channel. It's it's on 1, set it to 11. You'll have to do some testing for best results.

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