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I have an old Netgear wireless router (MR814v2) that I am trying to use with a new laptop which has Vista loaded on it. There is no setup instructions with the CD I have from Netgear for installation on Vista. The PC does not recognize this router when I open up the wireless connections. Will an internal G wireless card recognize a B router? How do I install this device? Thanks.

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Ive heard that Wireless N is backwards compatible with B and G wireless connections.


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