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Bloody Livebox and Fon

Ive jst wired up Fon to the live box and all is fine - on computers that have wifi. The desktop didnt so i went and bought a usb adapter. Desktop didnt recognise it. Tried to attach the inventel adapter that came with the live box but nothing happens -like the computer doent see the adapter

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Re: Bloody Livebox and Fon

Hi, can you clarify model of the live box as well as the adapter for the desktop?

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