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Setting up a Wireless Connection

I have a Belkin F5D7230-4 wireless router that a friend gave to me. He set up my husband's laptop on it, but I don't know how to set up my laptop. My friend doesn't remember the password he used. I am working with a Powerbook G4 running system 10.3.

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If he forgot the password for the router, that isn't a problem. On the router is a reset switch on it. Hit the switch, it will go to default setting. and it is usually Username: admin Password: password. Then on your powerbook G4 you need to see what your wireless ethernet card, has a mac address, you need to add that into your router setting.

Let me know how it goes.

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You might want to check the www.belkin.com site to see if that can support Mac Powerbook.

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