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How to connect a UBS network Adapter and a cable/DSL router

I just wonder if some on can get me some instructions on how to install these two LinkSys products on to my second computer. I have high speed internet on my first computer which in living room and the second one is in my bedroom.

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  • thailo Nov 12, 2008

    setting wireless network on which computer?

  • thailo Nov 17, 2008

    Thanks for help me! it works finally.

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You have to install first the wireless card in your laptop (if doesn't have any)
Be sure that your wireless network is working (if you need to configure the devices or connect them see this:

http://www.microsoft.com/athome/moredone/wirelesssetup.mspx
Then do this:

Setting wireless network on Win XP
Click your Start Button
Select and click Control Panel
Select Network Connections
Select Wireless Network Connections
Right click
Select View Available Wireless Networks
5. Highlight the network you want to connect to
Click Advanced
6. Select the wireless network tab
7. Highlight the network in the available networks window
9. Click configure
9. IN the Properties Window
Double check the SSID (network name)
Enter the WEP KEY provided to you by the office
Click OK

Posted on Nov 12, 2008

  • Pablo Csaky
    Pablo Csaky Nov 12, 2008

    To reach via wireless the second one (your bedroom)

    (At least that you have a ethernet jack available in your room, in that case you don't need that)

  • Pablo Csaky
    Pablo Csaky Nov 17, 2008

    If your system is working now, please change the rate to FIXYA.
    Have a great day!
    Pablo :-)

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