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Can not get wireless working on my xp computer

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  • Joshua Martinez May 11, 2010

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    1: Type and model of wireless router?

    2: Type and model of wireless PC card?

    3: Do you have other devices already connecting to the router?

    4: What do you have set up and working so far?

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I had same problem when I installed linksys on my system. Try getting network magic (free download) let it configure your network and then uninstall the demo. Good luck

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