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I don't have my network key, i want to connect my laptop to the desktop computer in the other room. how do i find that? i use windows XP. my desktop does not have a wireless local area connection option, plus it states i am not the administrator.

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  • brandyone Nov 14, 2009

    i have got a linskys-g router the trouble is i can not find it 2 log on also when i go into wireless trying 2 log on the networks it shows and they ask 4 apassphase or network key can u help pls

  • Chris Hingee
    Chris Hingee May 11, 2010

    How do you want to network the laptop and the desktop together? You have several choices :- 1. Connect them (only two computers) with a crossover LAN cable (you don't need a hub). 2. Connect them together using a hub and standard LAN cables (this will allow to to expand your network beyond two computers). 3. Connect your desktop to a wireless router using a LAN cable and your laptop with a wireless connection (if you connect a broadband DSL or cable modem to this wireless router then these computers and others can all connect to the Internet). I assume the desktop has a LAN card and the laptop has a wireless card. When you decide which network method you want to setup, then I can advise you how to set up this network.

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First you need to create a administrator account on both computers. Make sure that you have ipx and spx protocols and both comptuer installs. Take you laptop back to your router and log into with the gateway address and go to the wireless tab. There you can create a network key, which is known as a password.

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I got a wrt54gh router just less than a year now. it is connected to our desktop being used by my son & grandson in our living room, while i'm using my laptop in my room. it just happened that i...


If you have Windows XP then try this, for Windows 7 and Vista also the procedure is similar. If you have Vista or 7 then tell me I'll post the tutorial for that also.
  1. In Windows XP, click the Start button and select Control Panel.

  2. Click the Network and Internet Connections category.

  3. Note: If you are using Classic View, you will see the control panel icons instead of categories. Double-click the Network Connections icon.


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  4. Click the Network Connections control panel icon.

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  5. Double-click Local Area Connection, listed under LAN or High-Speed Internet.

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  6. When the Local Area Connection Status window is displayed, click the Properties button.

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  7. In the Local Area Connection Properties window, do the following:
    • Verify that the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) box is checked.
    • Note: If your Ethernet adapter is not listed in the Connect using box, you need to install your adapter.

    • Click Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) once to highlight it and then click the Properties button.

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  8. In the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties window, do the following:
    • Click Obtain an IP address automatically.
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Don't have a router and want to connect the two wireless computers with each...


Don't have a router and want to connect the two wireless computers with each other you need to set up both computers to an adhoc mode.If using Windows XP in your desktop computer follow the steps below to configure the wireless adapter to adhoc mode.

Go to control panel> Network Connections> Right click on wireless network then hit properties> Click on Wireless network Tab and removed everything under preferred networks. Click on Add button then type on the Network name SSID "Linksys". Remove the check for "The key is provided for me automatically" then enter the network key. Make sure that you enter 10 or 26 characters on the network key box. You can only set a network in using alphanumeric characters. You can create a network key by using numbers only,letters only or combination of numbers and letters from 0-9 or A-F characters. Put a check mark on the box says "This is a computer-to -computer (adhoc) network." Hit the ok button. Under the preferred networks highlight the SSID that you have set "Linksys"then hit the advance button. Click on computer to computer [adhoc]networks only then hit close and ok all the way out.

You need to do the same thing on the laptop where you have the installed a wireless adapter. SSID and network key should be the same on your network card. It should be set to adhoc as well.

Both computers must have static IP address. For the desktop computer you can set an IP address of 192.168.1.2 and the subnet mask is255.255.255.0. The laptop must have an IP address of 192.168.1.3 and the subnet mask is 255.255.255.0.

From the desktop computer, under network connections right click on wireless network connection then click on view available wireless network. Highlight Linksys then hit connect. Do the same thing on thel aptop. Once they are both connected try to ping each other and see if you will get reply. To ping the laptop from the desktop computer,follow the steps below:

a.On WinXP/2000:
Click Start > Run. On the Open field type cmd then hit OK. On the DOS prompt type ping 192.168.1.3 then hit enter.
b.On Win98/Me
Click Start > Run. On the Open field type command then hit OK. On the DOS prompt type ping 192.168.1.3 then hit enter.

Do the same thing on the laptop but instead of pinging the 192.168.1.3you need to ping the 192.168.1.2.

If you got replies it means that you are already communicating with each other.

If you are getting a low signal you may change the channel on the adapter. Follow the steps below on how to change the settings of the adapter:
For Windows XP and 2000
Right click on my computer properties>click on hardware>device manager>under network adapters right click on wireless-G notebook adapter then select properties>click on the Advance Tab then look channel then change it to 11. You may try to use other channels like1, 6, and 9.

For Windows 98 and ME
Click start>control panel>network>look for wireless-G notebook adapter with a green icon left beside it then double click on it>click on the Advance Tab then look for channel then change itto 11. You may try to use other channels like 1, 6, and 9.

Hope this help everyone.

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Don't have a router and want to connect the two wireless computers with each other you need to set up both computers to an adhoc mode.If using Windows XP in your desktop computer follow the steps below to configure the wireless adapter to adhoc mode.

Go to control panel> Network Connections> Right click on wireless network then hit properties> Click on Wireless network Tab and removed everything under preferred networks. Click on Add button then type on the Network name SSID "Linksys". Remove the check for "The key is provided for me automatically" then enter the network key. Make sure that you enter 10 or 26 characters on the network key box. You can only set a network in using alphanumeric characters. You can create a network key by using numbers only,letters only or combination of numbers and letters from 0-9 or A-F characters. Put a check mark on the box says "This is a computer-to -computer (adhoc) network." Hit the ok button. Under the preferred networks highlight the SSID that you have set "Linksys"then hit the advance button. Click on computer to computer [adhoc]networks only then hit close and ok all the way out.

You need to do the same thing on the laptop where you have the installed a wireless adapter. SSID and network key should be the same on your network card. It should be set to adhoc as well.

Both computers must have static IP address. For the desktop computer you can set an IP address of 192.168.1.2 and the subnet mask is255.255.255.0. The laptop must have an IP address of 192.168.1.3 and the subnet mask is 255.255.255.0.

From the desktop computer, under network connections right click on wireless network connection then click on view available wireless network. Highlight Linksys then hit connect. Do the same thing on the laptop. Once they are both connected try to ping each other and see if you will get reply. To ping the laptop from the desktop computer,follow the steps below:

a.On WinXP/2000:
Click Start > Run. On the Open field type cmd then hit OK. On the DOS prompt type ping 192.168.1.3 then hit enter.
b.On Win98/Me
Click Start > Run. On the Open field type command then hit OK. On the DOS prompt type ping 192.168.1.3 then hit enter.

Do the same thing on the laptop but instead of pinging the 192.168.1.3you need to ping the 192.168.1.2.

If you got replies it means that you are already communicating with each other.

If you are getting a low signal you may change the channel on the adapter. Follow the steps below on how to change the settings of the adapter:
For Windows XP and 2000
Right click on my computer properties>click on hardware>device manager>under network adapters right click on wireless-G notebook adapter then select properties>click on the Advance Tab then look channel then change it to 11. You may try to use other channels like1, 6, and 9.

For Windows 98 and ME
Click start>control panel>network>look for wireless-G notebook adapter with a green icon left beside it then double click on it>click on the Advance Tab then look for channel then change it to 11. You may try to use other channels like 1, 6, and 9.

Hope this help everyone.

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2. Verify wireless router name( on the computer) >>> ( on/off) ( router status window)
3.Note router name you are connecting to.
4.. Check the laptop do ipconfig /all to see current IP addresses.
5. Set the laptop up in the router by WEP KEY or MAC address. This set up in the "security tab" in the router. using 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1 to access through a browser.
6.Note router name you are connecting to.
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2.You will also need to configure your browser for the internet
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2. Verify wireless router name( on the computer) >>> ( on/off) ( router status window)
3.Note router name you are connecting to.
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6.Note router name you are connecting to.
7. Move the laptop about 20ft away and try to log on to the internet.
This is for all routers to set up wirelessly.
8. check for firmware update at the manufacturers site for your model router
9. cell phones, cordless phones, digital TV's, can affect the data signal from a router. Also distance from the router can be a factor. If your router is in a basement place the router to a upper floor and center it in the room

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