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Ok... so I got home from school a couple weeks ago and was just using the family computer hooked up to the modem for internet. It's old, and slow, and I hate it. I'm trying to set up my router (Belkin F5D6231-4 v1) to have a secure WLAN so I can have internet with my laptop (Dell Inspiron 600m) and desktop (sig rig). I just bought a Linksys Wireless G PCI adapter (model: WMP54G).

With my laptop, I can pick up the neighbors wireless, but I can't get anything with my desktop.

Please help. I need to start folding again and be able to use my desktop moreeeee.

P.S.: My laptop is running Ubuntu (7.10 iirc), and my desktop Vista Ultimate 32bit
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Can you connect to your network on your laptop? Can you even see your network on your laptop?
Does your notebook card support B?
Edited by Metal425 - 6/1/08 at 1:30pm
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None of my wireless on the laptop, just the neighbors.

I'm on LAN through the router now though, trying to figure it out.
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I have a feeling that it's a problem with your wireless adapter.
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If you can't see your wireless on teh desktop or laptop, i give 100-1 odds wifi is turned off on the rotuer. Login to the router (open up a web browser and navigate to 192.168.0.1 or something close to that. Check owners manual for actual address and default username\\pword). From the router control panel you'll then be able to turn on wifi, enable encryption, SSID hiding, etc etc.

as far as the desktop not seeing the neighbor or your wifi, did you isntall the drivers for the card in your PC? Did you isntall the antenna that should've come with the card? Have you went into control panel > network connections > and configuerd a wifi connection and enabled the wifi connection??

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