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Installed Linksys G router successfully on my own computer. Now I'm trying to connect a second computer for wireless internet and I'm getting an error message saying: The wizard cannot create a wireless network, either because a wireless network adapter is not installed or because software for a wireless apter is not installed. Can anyone help?

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  • energyhelp Feb 18, 2009

    Thanks for your response autowizzard. Neither of my computers are laptops. The adapter (router) is on and hooked up to my computer. What kind of driver should I be looking for?

    Could you please elaborate on what you said above about the unknown device that may need to be reinstalled.

    You said: check in device manager look for ! or ? in there if you see unknown device or cannot start messages reinstalled that device..
    Thanks


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1 make sure the wireless adapter is on.. (laptops have on off buttons for wireless)
2 make sure the drivers are installed for card in laptop
if not reinstall them..

check in device manager look for ! or ? in there if you see unknown device or cannot start messages reinstalled that device..

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