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Wireless Connection I just recently bought a new laptop.During the setup i registered my computer as "Chris", After the setup on the laptop I wanted to access the internet wirelessly from the computer/router wich networks name is SOILM47@aol.com in the next room. It asked me for a serial #, i located it off the router and plugged it in. Now everytime I try to get on XBOX Live, or access from other laptops in the house it says Its connected to Chris_PC_Network. The router from the desktop in the other room is not showing up as SOILM47@AOL.COM anymore. Just Chris_PC_Network. His xbox is asking for a WPA code. I think there is more to it than wpa code from router though. Any help?

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The WPA code is the password to access the router's network, so it can use your internet connection. As long as the Xbox has both the SSID and the WPA password, it can access the internet through the router.

The SSID ( Chris_PC_Network ) is mostly irrelevant to the network connection, and is purely aesthetical. Its only use is to help users distinguish between different networks (so you don't use a neighbor's network or vice versa).

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