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Wireless network i have a linksys router and modem installed on my desktop and using it to surf net, i want to set up a wireless lan so enable another desktop to use internet too. got the wireless g network adapter and downloaded the driver but i cant find the network in the setup. do i need to set up a wireless lan with its own name and WEP key ? i thought all i had to do is to connect the hardware and it will auto detect and connect. now i got to find out which network . does it mean that if i buy another compact usb adapter to connect my laptop it wont connect because the network is not up? but i can use internet.

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You access the setup screen on a Linksys router by going to http://192.168.1.1 in your web browser. When asked for the username and password, the defaults are a blank username and "admin" for the password. Of course, if you changed them you'll use that information.

On the wireless settings screen, make sure the mode is set to either "mixed" or "G-only".
The default SSID (network name) is "linksys". Change this to something else so you'll be able to easily identify the network when you connect from the wireless computer.
The default wireless channel is 6. From the drop-down list, pick a different one. All Linksys routers start with channel 6, so using a different channel can help prevent interference which slows the network.
Under wireless security, choose "WEP". If your wireless adapter supports it (most do), pick "WPA Pre-shared key" for the mode and "TKIP" for the algorithm. WPA is more secure. (If you really want to, you can disable wireless security. It makes connecting very easy, but then anybody in range could use your network. Let them pay for their own service!)
If you've picked "WEP", enter a passphrase in the box, press the generate button, and record the key that's generated. This will be the key you need to enter in your wireless adapter so it can access the network. (Some adapters let you enter the same passphrase you put in the router and generate the key automatically. If yours does, do that. It's easier than entering the long key value.)
If you picked "WPA", enter the keyphrase in the box. This is what will also go into the wireless adapter.
Save the router settings and close your browser window.

Now when your wireless computer shows you a list of networks you'll know which is yours, and when you try to connect you can give the proper key. Once you've done that, the information is saved so connecting is automatic in the future.

Hope this helps. Your screens may not look the same as mine if your router is a later software version, so some of the terms may be sightly different. But the basic steps and required information will be the same.

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