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Desktop - windows ME - wireless?

I have a desktop, about 8 years old, with Windows ME. We installed wireless G USB adapter which is shown as being "on" the computer but can't get an internet connection with wireless router on another computer (same house). Comes up "can't get connection" and trying to use dial-up and searching for modem. Can anyone help us?

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Read user instructions. A code has been given which must be inserted to get connection on the other computer.

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