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I have a laptop im trying to set up wireless i have everything i need but dont know how to do it .i also have linksys wireless router as well as a chip that goes to the taptop with a wireless linksys can u please send me info how to set it up/i have a desktop and do have internet of course, i know the linksys works because i have 2 ex-box live consoles hooked to it , thank you very much

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Well Betty can you tell me what type of laptop do you have? Is it fairly new. Some laptops already have wireless cards installed in them.
However on the PC not the laptop...... before hooking anything up insert the software CD from linksys. This will advise you when to hook it up and should also give you some very good pictures on how it should look.
Now provided this goes as simple as it sounds lets reboot that laptop and see if it does not see the wirless router you just set up. If it doesnt I can try and assist you with plan B.
The goal here is to stay away from the difficulties of alot of settings. Good Luck and I will be watching for your response.
I wont see this until tommorrow evening as I am trveling to some sites and wont land in my motel until evening.

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