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Do I Need a Router

I have a TRENDnet TEW-624UB. Do Ineed a Router also. I have installed my WIRESLESS Adapter and do not know what my network key is.

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Yes you need a wireless router... make sure it is no higher then the standard of your wireless you have... b g or n. the network key it's asking for is likely someone elses network... unless of course you do have a wireless router... then i'll explain how to get the key

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vista:
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tell us how it went!

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