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My ethernet keeps on blinking and the wireless has no light,

My ethernet keeps on blinking and i cannot get no wireless connection to my daughters laptop in her room. Pls help.Thank

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If the wireless light does not come on at all,
on the working computer, type (gateway.2wire.net) in internet explorer, on the top, click on "Home Network".
on the right under "Status at a Glance", make sure the "Disable" button is showing besides "Wireless", but dont click it.
But If yours says "Enable", click on it.

If that does not work, make sure that you are connecting to the right network. the name will be shown in the same section as above. The password is on the bottom of the modem/router on the sticker.

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