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Hi! I'm fairly new to wireless so bear with me please. We have HS internet on a desktop. A friend gave us a linksys wirelessG WRT54g. Is it absolutely necessary to have an installation CD or can it be connected relatively easy without?

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No it's not needed, the main things you need to know is the IP address that the router is set to and it's login details which hopefully your friend can give you. (default IP: 192.168.1.1, default login and password: admin and admin)

After that, as long as your HS Internet modem has an ethernet port you would connect that to the Linksys and your PC's to the routers LAN ports. You can then also login to the router and setup the wireless part if you have any wireless devices to use with it.

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It is recommended to install the software before connecting cables. You will need to look on the underside of the wireless router for the model number & version No# to get the correct software. You state it is a WRT54G. Go to this site http://www.linksys.com/servlet/Satellite?c=L_CASupport_C2&childpagename=US%2FLayout&cid=1166859837401&pagename=Linksys%2FCommon%2FVisitorWrapper&lid=3740137401B343
Where you see Downloads click where you see Click Here
Fill in the needed information and Linksys will take you to your software. At the above site under the search window is a blue bar. Listed there is a link to Learning Center. All the help you need to get up and running. One point, if you are going to use the wireless end of the router, setup a secure site with password protection. That will keep neighbors & others from tapping into your bandwith for free.
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