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Setting up a home network

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Hi Guys,

I recently went over to my wife's boss house to set-up his wireless network and I am having a problem. I went through the instructions on the cd for the router and followed everything and then I get to the part where we try to connect either through a cat5 strait from the router to the modem or wirelss and it gets no connection. It has a wireless signal and the lights are all lit up. His wireless router pops up in the list of available wireless signals in the area.

The modem by self works fine and will connect to the internet. If I am not mistaken he gets an IP address just no way of connecting to the internet.

I am pretty sure doing the installation of the CD it was rejecking his username and password (they are using DSL) so I tried again and the same thing happen.

So I need some help. He is running a lap top with windows XP. Dell I believe. The ISP is bellsouth. The Router is a Linksys® WRT54G Wireless-G Router . I told him to get a D-Link (I honestly hate Linksys...but I am sure the techs will slap me for saying that)

I have not tried typing ipconfig to get a ping from a site but any ideas on what I can do. Since I am not at the computer daily I'd need every step I can take no matter how detailed.

Thanks. :whistling:
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Please try it this way:

Go down to find:
Wireless Home Network OS Setup (1 to ?? PC’s)
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