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Cannot connect to internet via Actiontec M1000 (Qwest)

Any ideas what setting is causing me not to connect?

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Open internet explorer, go to tools, internet options, then the connections tab and make sure ' never dial a connection' is ticked, assuming you had a dial up connection before using the router, other than that you need to check the routers settings, like the password /username for your ISP connection and assuming you originally set it up using an RJ45 lan cable (supplied) before using the wireless.

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