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Can't connect 2wire to internet

I'm trying to install a 2wire wireless gateway (wireless router with modem) model # 2701HG. it installs up to the point of connecting to the internet then it gives me the error message; configuration server link failed retry, i do and i keep getting the same message, any thoughts

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  • Steven Burn
    Steven Burn May 11, 2010

    Have you tried a secondary router? (if so, does it present the same issue?)

    Have you double checked the connections to and from the router/phone line?

    Have you tried plugging the router into the master socket?

    Have you checked the routers logs for any extended error information?

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