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We have linksys wrt160N and we have successfully connected it to two laptop computers (mac and IBM) Now we are struggling to connect the third laptop (A Medion computer with Vista Home Premium edition). I have tried every way to connect but have been unsuccessful. It will not acknowledge that Linksys is out there. I even connected the ethernet cord and got only a local connection which was useless. Any ideas?

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Did you try to turn on the wireless connection in control panel network settings!!

hope this helps !!

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