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wifi DVD not seeing my access pt

I just got a Panasonic DVD Bluray (DMP-BD85P-k w/USB wireless pickup) expressly for streaming movies(Netflix, etc)It fails to locate my access pt(AP) when scanning but does find 3-4 others in the neighborhood. Provider (Qwest) couldn't help by .changing frequency of AP. I know signal is strong cuz I'm using my laptop right next to the DVD. Access Pt is Actiontec GT701-WG. Any suggestions?

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You didn't write much.

I can't tell if said router/wap/wifi is setup with 802.11G compatibility or much else.

In short, try other settings.

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stumbled on to solution

I was following your advice and poking around in the router(AP) when I stumbled on a window that controlled the broadcast of my SSID; it was set to off- for high security I guess. I don't know a lot about this sort of thing and the router was set up over a year ago. Turning the broadcast feature on allowed my DVD to see my home network. All I had to do then was put in the 64 bit key. Thanks for the prod, Bob!

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That's covered in the Cnet Networking Forum sticky.

The old advice about hiding the SSID is just that. Old and outdated. There is no added security and some devices will drop.

Glad you found the cause and sorry but I could not guess that. Please share the details when possible.

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