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Anonymous
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April 17, 2004 8:26:02 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windows.networking.wireless (More info?)

We have two computers one is upstairs and an XP, the other is downstairs and 98. We bought a wireless router, and a wireless pc card for the downstairs computer and the XP is hard wired to the router. The XP is up and online and i can surf and everything, but the downstairs computer won't get online and i'm not really sure how to set it up. SO any help would be appreciated.

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Anonymous
a b F Wireless
April 18, 2004 6:04:10 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windows.networking.wireless (More info?)

Hi there flaxnangel,

What router do u have? Nonetheless, login to the router settings page and
ensure that WEP, Access list is disabled.

In addition, make sure that the Windows 98 computer is not more than 50 feet
away from the router.

HTH
Venkatesh


"flaxnangel" <flaxn_angel@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:3F3E0462-3A68-4E27-BA82-BB359F58AB78@microsoft.com...
> We have two computers one is upstairs and an XP, the other is downstairs
and 98. We bought a wireless router, and a wireless pc card for the
downstairs computer and the XP is hard wired to the router. The XP is up
and online and i can surf and everything, but the downstairs computer won't
get online and i'm not really sure how to set it up. SO any help would be
appreciated.
Anonymous
a b F Wireless
April 19, 2004 12:06:06 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windows.networking.wireless (More info?)

I have the same problem did you find out how to fix your problem
Anonymous
a b F Wireless
May 25, 2004 1:21:01 AM

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What's a display name?
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