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I cant get my internet on me vista laptop to work. i have two wire computers and one wireless and the second wire computer makes the laptops internet shut down and when the laptops internet works the wire computers doesnt vice verca with the wire computer and the laptop. HOW CAN I GET MY WIRELESS LAPTOPS' INTERNET TO WORK?

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are you trying to hook up both computers to your linksys router?
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