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I don't have the router for the situation I described. I am trying to set this up for my daughter at her apartment. I was going to buy a Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G router and a USB adaptor/receiver for the computer. Is this the right stuff? Let me thank you now for the tremendous help. I really appreciate it.

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The router will be just fine. I'd suggest that if the PC is a desk top you get a wifi lan card rather than a USB one.. but that's just my personal preference.

The USB one is just a plug in so would certainly be easier to install.

BTW just so we are clear... she does have a modem already that is working?

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