Just bought a Lynksys router wrt160n to use with my wired windows 7 desktop and my wireless windows xp notebook. The notebook pickup up the signal, but we could not get past the authentication point. It wouldn't connect. Router worked fine wired with the windows 7. Any simple worded help for a beginner?
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If your router is configured to encrypt the wireless signal with WPA, your XP notebook may need a patch from Microsoft to connect to the network wirelessly. You can find that patch here.