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I HAVE A BELKIN WIRELESS G ROUTER (F5D7230-4) WHICH WORKED WRLL WITH MY WINDOWS XP AND VIRGIN BROADBAND. MY NEW COMPUTER IS VISTA THE ROUTER WILL NOT WORK. IS MY ROUTER INCAPABLE OF USING VISTA?

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Check to see if your wireless card/dongle is working,and installed correctly.

Check at the manufacturers wesite for Vista Compatability

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