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Problem linking my wireless laptop into newly installed network

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i have just installed a new netgear dg834gt router with connection to my desktop with windows vista. Have networked to an old compaq laptop (windows xp) using wireless usb adapter.
However, my other laptop (new with windows vista) will not connect to network (although it did connect with previous router - only installed last month but subsequently removed due to a fault). Any suggestions please?

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You may have to turn on the wireless feature in the router.netgear will help you to fix it.go to their site or call them for help.

Posted on Jan 07, 2008

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