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setting up wireless, using Belkin adapter

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by linknet, Sep 23, 2007.

  1. linknet

    linknet Guest

    Hi,
    I want to learn how to set up my WRT54G router for wireless. I hope it's okay but I have a Belkin adapter to use with it.

    Here is my setup:
    OS: Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
    Router: Linksys WRT54G
    current Firmware Version: v2.02.7
    USB Network Adapter: Belkin F5D7050 ver. 4
    Using high-speed DSL


    Sorry, but I'm totally confused on how to do this. I did read but I'm still unclear on which settings to use and change. I read this link:

    http://lifehacker.com/software/wifi/geek-to-live-set-up-a-home-wireless-network-162754.php

    But, I am still unsure of the preferred settings. I thought WEP should be used but is WPA better?

    Does anyone mind helping me out? I think I'm just stuck on a couple things here but who knows. Anyway, there is two or three computers but I am just trying to set up wireless on one for now.

    Thanks in advance for any assistance, reference or forwarding to links, tutorials etc.
     
  2. ifican

    ifican Network Guru Member

    If you look under the articles and tutorials section of this site and if you search under the site instead of using google you will find lots and lots of information. If after reviewing the materials you have specific questions feel free to ask.
     
  3. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    WPA and WPA2 are much more secure, however the security encryption has to be supported by both the Wireless router and the Wireless Device. WPA2 however needs a patch for it to work with Windows XP http://support.microsoft.com/kb/893357
     
  4. RickTick

    RickTick LI Guru Member

    This might help. When I switched from cable to DSl, I was having many problems, even though I thought I knew what to do. I used this and it set me right up.

    http://www.linksys.com/servlet/Sate...nksys/Common/VisitorWrapper&lid=7829277881B02

    Like was mentioned, you do have to do the update for XP. I had forgot about that when I was setting up a new computer and got frustrated till I consulted this fine forum again.
     

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