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I have a 2wire 2701hg-b router....I can connect to the internt through wifi on my laptop but when I try to connect through ethernet on my desktop it says it accuirring signal. I tried to reinstall the original at&t software but it dorsnt let mr get past the connect stage. It says ..your computer is not connected to the 2wire gateway.

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I have a 2wire 2701HG-B ATT high speed DSL router. Trying to get netflix via tv. Plugged ethernet into router then to Insignia Blue Ray DVD and my link is still down. Updated new software for DVD player still does not work.Does this have anything to do with the WEP / WPA encryption ?

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First look in device manager and verify that the network adapter is enabled, if so you can try disabling it then shut down and reboot the PC.
Once booted, go back into device manager and enable the network adapter.
Run the software that came with your router and follow the steps provided.
Make sure your network cable from your router is NOT connected untill instructed to do so.
You will need to have the network cable from your modem connected to your PC for the router software to detect network connection.

Good luck, I hope this helps.
Have a nice day.

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what is the operating system of your laptop?

you can also Try this links: complete walkthrough and screenshot is in the link... thanks...
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wireless configuration guide for windows XP: http://support.2wire.com/?page=view&article=224
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H there,

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