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Have a dsl modem and want to add a wireless router to the mix

My ISP is sympatico and I have a desktop hooked up to a speedstream dsl modem. I recently purchased a used lap top and bought a new Linksys Wireless-G router to go with it. How do I connect the wireless to the modem so I can also use the internet on my wireless? I've looked up many instructions and nothing works for me. p.s I'm not an expert at this but I do my best.

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  • eecom May 11, 2010

    Hello...maybe I can help to narrow down the problem.

    If you've connected your Linksys to the desktop, and your internet is up and running, your wireless signal should be broadcasting too. However, something might be stopping the laptop from picking up the wireless signal.

    To start with, please could you tell us:
    1) What happens when you switch on the laptop and try to connect? Do you see any 'available networks' at all?
    2) Which operating system is running on the laptop?

    Thanks...

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There sould be an icon on the botom right of your scren right click it and say view avalibe wirless networks. Then you would find your network and say conect if it is protected by a WEP password it is on the botom or the side of you router.

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