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I live out in the country 1 mile from town and I got a wireless-g 2.4 ghz Linksys usb network setup adapter. how do I make it work?

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Do you have internet access? dial-up, DSL or Cable? or is this a LAN only? What operating system? XP, Linux, Vista?
The software CD that comes with it is installed first, then you are asked to insert the USB NIC. That will make it 'work", but there must be a wireless network in range to connect. Do you have a wireless access point? One mile is too far for you to access any free WAPs in town, like Starbucks or something. If it is a laptop, I suggest a ride into town to test it out.

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