Question about Linksys WPC54G Wireless-G Notebook Adapter V2.0 (WPC54C)

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I need passphrase and WEP Key 1 for a Linksys Wireless-G Adapter model #WPC54G.

I have Cox cable for my internet connection and VOIP/Vonage for my phones, through a wired Lynksys router. I also have a wireless Lynksys router and the router card type for my notebook, but when I tried, for the first time, to use the router card in the notebook here at home, it asked me for those 2 terms above.

I am not computer savvy. Can anyone help me? I don't know how to look up those terms or where to look to find them.

Thanks. Stephanie

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Do one thing install the driver of the router card in ur note book by cd is give with the card.after install the driver card restart the notebook then you get the icon in taskbar wireless signal.then after go to linksys router first go the network place right cilk propersities after that u see the local area connection right cilk properties then go for tcp/ip protocol then properties after that u give the ip address 192.168.1.50 and subnet mask is 255.255.255.0 aND DEFAULT GATWAY IS 192.168.1.1 THEN GIVE OK OK OK. then go start >run>type ping 192.168.1.1 then enter after that u show the black screen in that given reply or request time out.if the reply is came then go to internet exlporer in address bar type 192.168.1.1 then enter asking user name and password then give usermane admin and password is admin after then go wireless cilk it then enable the wireless in that you can give the wep key also.

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