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Unless you have a wireless router/access point and a wireless card in your computer, you will need to use the ethernet cable to connect to the internet.

If you do have a wireless router/access point to connect to and a wireless-capable computer, try sticking a pen or the end of a paperclip into a hole on the router marked "Reset" (it might also be unmarked). Hold that button for 30 seconds.

Your router should now be reset to factory defaults. You can now connect wirelessly by choosing the name of your router's manufacturer from the list of available networks. To do that:


Windows XP

  1. Right-click on "My Network Places".
  2. Choose "Properties".
  3. Right-click on "Wireless Network Connection".
  4. Choose "View Available Wireless Networks".
  5. Choose your manufacturer's name from the list that appears.

Windows Vista

  1. Click on the network icon in the lower right of your screen (two computers, one behind another).
  2. Click "Connect to a Network" (it also might be labeled "Connect or Disconnect").
  3. Choose your router manufacturer's name from the list that appears.

Mac OS X

  1. Click on the AirPort menu in the upper right corner (it looks like four "("s on their side).
  2. Choose your router manufacturer's name from the list that appears.

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