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ROUTER having a problem with router, can't seem to get it to work like i want to, do you have to use the same network on both computers. I want to reset password and user for my router, i need some help.I have bellsouth on my desktop and i'm using yahoo on my wife's laptop is this possible and do i have to set-up the linksys on the laptop. when i try to set-up the linksys router on my desktop it want's me to login there and i don't want that on my desktop--need some info, contact ronedwards@bellsouth.net

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If you want to see the linksys on both machines, you'll need s/w on each of them, yes.

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