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My XP computer is a wired connection to the modem. The XP computer is supposed to be a wireless connection to the modem. That said, why is it that when setting up the router, I am instructed to plug in an etherenet cable? What's the wireless part? I have done this a million different ways and nothing works. According to the IT people at work, the router is supposed to be "plug and Play" so to speak. Even the Network Magic isn't any help. I don't understand the other questions regarding what I am allowing, or MAC addresses or anything.

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Hi,

It's not really required to plug in your PC via ethernet cable to the wireless router in order for you to configure it. It is however, recommended to connect it via ethernet cable initially so that when you changethe wireless settings on the router you wont get disconnected. Please note, that when you connect your PC wirelessly all wireless settings should match (Wireless Name/SSID, Wireless Security (WEP/WPA keys or passphrase), Wireless MAC Filtering).

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