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Need to add new laptop computer to home network. Don't have security key for Motorola SBG900 Wireless Surfboard. Can you help me.

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It depend upon what operating system you got

Windows Xp

right click on my computer icon the click properties and select tab computer name click change and add the same workgroup name as in the rest of the pcs also note down there IP address range.

Some laptop requires to create wirless access profile prior to connect some will create after we connect.

On your laptop enable the wireless switch and make sure its on down in the system tray (next to the time) you can see wireless icon right click and view wireless network then it will show all the wireless around its range click your connection and press connect if it connects its fine otherwise you have to manually enter the ip address for your new laptop according to your home network ip catergory.

Most of the laptop use their own wireless management software which they disable wireless zero service in windows which you have to take care - one only works at a time.

Further assistance after you try the above and if your unsuccessful please write in brief with model type and os

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