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I am going to assume that you have a Linksys wireless router connected to your computer.
The network key is set in the router by using it's set-up page. Usually, you type in a 26 character code or a text string that is used to form the key.
After setting up the router, you turn on the laptop, scan for available networks, and select yours. Then you enter the network key, which will be exactly same as that you entered into the router setup.
If you are having trouble connecting from the laptop, I suggest you first try setting up the wireless router to use no encryption, just to make sure the laptop can find the network. Once this has been established, activate the security features.
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The Linksys AE1000 Wireless USB Adapter
helps you connect your computer to a wireless network for quick Internet
access. Installing the Linksys AE1000 is fairly easy. Just follow the
steps below in setting up the Linksys AE1000 on your computer or laptop.
Minimum system requirements
- A computer with 1 GHz or faster processor.
- 512MB or more RAM.
- An available USB port.
NOTE: The Linksys AE1000 is supported for Windows 7, Vista SP1 and XP SP3 but NOT for Mac.
Insert the Setup CD into your CD-ROM drive.
Click Set up your Linksys Adapter. Proceed to Step 4.
If you do not see this, click Start on your computer and click Computer. Double-click on your CD-ROM drive. Continue to Step 3.
NOTE: For Windows XP, the file may be known as Setup.exe.
Read the License Agreement and click Next.
Insert the Wireless USB Adapter into a USB port on your computer or laptop.
Alternatively, you can also use the USB Extension Base to connect the Wireless USB Adapter. Plug the Wireless USB Adapter into the USB Extension Base and connect the Base to a USB port on your computer or laptop.
If you have an Easy Setup key, select Yes, I have an Easy Setup Key and click Next. Proceed to Step 8.
Otherwise, select No, I don't have an Easy Setup Key and click Next. Proceed to Step 6.
NOTE: For more information on Easy Setup Key, click here.
Select your wireless network and click Next.
If prompted, enter the wireless password for your network. Proceed to Step 10.
Follow the on-screen instructions. Click Next once you have completed the on-screen instructions.
The installation is complete when you see the screen below. Click OK.
You are directed to the Cisco Connect screen. Click Close to exit.
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