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I am renting a room in a house with a wireless network already setup (Motorola SBG 940 cable modem), but my laptop does not show an available wireless network available?

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  • daveInVA Dec 18, 2008

    There is a router also, the person who was in my room previously had a laptop that worked on the wireless network just fine.

  • daveInVA Dec 19, 2008

    This is at the place I rent during the week. Got layed off and the only job I found was 160 miles from home, so I wont have a chance again until at least Monday to try out your suggestion. BTW the router is readily available how do I find out what the encription key (and or name of the network is?)

  • daveInVA Dec 22, 2008

    Got back to the rental house last night and got it working in no time. Thanks!



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You need a router not just a modem,

Posted on Dec 18, 2008

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    George Bill Dec 18, 2008

    Ok then you need the encription key in order to gain access to the network, ask the guy who set it up, that should do it

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    George Bill Dec 18, 2008

    click on my network places, then view ntwork connections, then create new connection, that is when it will ask you for the key,keep at it, Peace,Gym please don't forget to rate the answer if it solves the question, thanks

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    George Bill Dec 18, 2008

    Hi, when you looked in network places did the network come up, and did you get the password for the encryption? it shoul be showing it,I don't like to leave things un finished so if u r still having a problem, I am here 2 help

  • George Bill
    George Bill Dec 19, 2008

    The only way is to ask the person who set it up, if no one uses it or remembers, we can set it up from scratch and you can then just give the rest of the people who use it the key. The worse thing would be if there wsn no evcription on it, then anyone can see everything on your machine. Most routers won't let you even set them up that way, so someone in the house will hwve it. The defauls password for linksys is ADMIN, speak to you soon, Peace, Gym



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