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OK first off i have no networking experience at all, especialy wireless.

I have clearwire satallite internet hooked up with a cable to a Linksys Wireless-G broadband router (model # WRT54GX4) and im trying to get my desktop to hook up to it and im trying to connect with a Intellinet 11g Mini USB adapter. I have my desktop temporaraly connected to the router though an ethernet cable but i want to get it wireless. can anyone help?
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When it's hooked up using a wire, click this link:

http://192.168.1.1/

That'll get you into the router setup. Make sure the wireless is enabled.

The default username is *blank* and the password is "admin"
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This is how it is by default.
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You will need to be more specific. What is preventing you from connecting? If you have not tried already, do this:

Right-click on the wireless connection icon in the system tray and click "View available wireless networks"

In the list, find your network (it should be called "Linksys" by default), and click "connect". If you have not used any encryption on your network, you will need to click ok to the box saying "Are you sure you want to connect to an unsecured wireless network?".

The computer will now try to get an IP address from your router via DHCP. This should take 5-10 seconds. Once it gets one, it will say that it is connected, and you should be able to access the internet and other network resources through the wireless connection.
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I'm guessing this would be the problem.
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I'm guessing this would be the problem.
Most likely. You will need to figure out what level of security you are using, and if your wireless adapter supports it. You can find this out by clicking the "security" tab in your router configuration window.
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this?
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this?
Oh, sorry, you have to click the "Wireless" tab first, then the "Wireless Security" sub-tab. My bad
post #9 of 16
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This is where im stuck. i tried putting in the number on the router as the password but it didnt work.
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post #10 of 16
Did you remember to apply the settings first? (Dumb question, I know, but sometimes the dumb ones are the right ones ) If you did and its still not working, type something into the passphrase box and hit "Generate". Apply that, then enter one of the auto-generated keys into the "Network key" field of the Wireless Network Connection box.
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