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BEFW11S4 I have been given this router from my brother---taken it home and hooked my dsl line into the correct location---what do I need to do to get my new HP Notebook to get the signal---is there some download that I must do? I know that my new notebook works well in the wireless mode, as I have just come back from a road trip where I have been using it---- wireless.... The Linksys has power showing, but does not produce any results. Please advise me at David Gregory

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I would first reset the router to the defaults - Hold in the reset button (a small pinhole on the back of the router) for about 10 seconds and the lights on the front will flash when it resets.

It should enable wireless with a network name called "linksys" and may just start working. If it doesn't you can download the user manual from for help setting it up.

HOpe this helps!

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