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Im trying to hook my desktop up to the wireless router so that me and my dad (both with laptops) will hook up wirelessly. I tried reseting Linksys Broadband Wireless G Router and made sure all of the cables are plugged up right. I made sure I was connected to the wireless network and the only way i get internet is if my labtop is hooked up instead of the desktop. How can I make my desktop connect to the router and allow the 2 laptops to go wirelessly.

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Try: Clarify - the desktop is connected with an ether net cable? Is working? Install router software on desktop to manage router. Trying to connect desktop wirelessly? Wireless card installed? Radio activated? Network detected?

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spacer335,

Who is your Internet service provider, and do you have cable or DSL? You said you have your PC, Xbox and DVR all hard-wired and working fine; are they currently able to get online while connected directly to the Linksys WRT54G? What devices are you trying to connect wirelessly to your Linksys WRT54G?

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If that doesn't work, verify your computers current IP address information by going to Start (or in Vista it's simply a windows icon), and selecting Run. Type CMD and hit Ok. Now type ipconfig and hit enter.

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You'll know you've located it when you have see options for SSID, Channel, Wireless Security/Encryption, WEP, WPA, etc.

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