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I have been given a linksys wag54gs with no instructions as to where the cables go, i want to get my son on the internet using his laptop via my pc

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You should be able to download the manual and other documentation from linksys website. Since the router was givin to you, the first thing I would recommend is to "reset" the router by using a pencil or pen to press the small button located by the power plug on the back of the router. This will remove any passwords or settings the previouse owner had set.

If this is a adsl router (as it looks like it may be) your isp should also be able to help set it up for you.

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