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Good day. I have SMC7904WBRA2 router working fine with desktop connected via ethernet cable. Have just acquired notebook and wish to configure the router for wireless operation that the notebook is "mobile". I downloaded the manual but there are just too many parameters and settings that I don't understand. What would be minimum settings in the router for it to be able to communicate with the notebook? Regards, Arthur.

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If you have been using the router ok wired , and it is a wireless model, you should be able to see it with your notebook when you search for a wireless connection.
To set your security, log on to your router and set security to WPA2 if possible, you can then choose your password.
If you can only use WEP then it will give you a passkey.
When you click on connect in the windows zero configuration to connect to a wireless network, it will prompt you to put your password/key in.

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