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Cannot hook up new wrt54g2 router and second computer

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  • Kraig Cummings Mar 14, 2009

    My Linksys wireless WRT54G router won't connect to my Dell laptop, my Samsung HD TV nor my Wii system. It is WAP encrypted. Do I need a more pwerful router or how do I enter the settings fot the above mentioned products to recognize the router? Thanks.

    Kraig Cummings

  • Kraig Cummings May 11, 2010

    The link provide my ODCaloney doesn't work. Perhaps EDCaloney could provide the URL? Thanks


  • ODCaloney
    ODCaloney May 11, 2010

    More information about what you are trying to do, please!

  • Shadow1989 May 11, 2010

    also, are you trying to run it wired or wireless?

  • Xavier_3384 May 11, 2010

    Are you triying to connect the router to a modem - if so can i have its make and model no plz?



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Kraig, you need to know what the name of your router is, the SSID, in order to connect to it. Once the router is recognized you will have to enter the encryption key. Full instructions can be found here.
Good luck connecting!

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