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    I used wipedrive 5 to completely wipe the drive on my old computer and reinstalled XP. I have three other computers all using my home broadband. I thought it would automatically detect the connection and i would just put in the router key number but it can't find anything on the network.



    Computer - Asus EEEPC Laptop
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    All my other three computers are running Windows 7 Home Premium
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    Did you install the wireless driver? Please see link for Asus support and help.

    ASUSTeK Computer Inc. -Support- Drivers and Download

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    As you are mixing operating systems, you may need to read the following. It's likely that the Win7 machines are on the default Homegroup home network, which XP doesn't support. It won't affect connectivity, but worth reading.

    Adding Windows 7 computer to an existing XP/Vista network - Blogs - Help2Go Forums

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    I can find my network but when i try to connect i get this message. My network key is 8 letters written on the router but it won't accept this. There is no mention of a password until i try to enter the key letters. None of my computers have ever asked for a password.
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    You show 2 connections. Are they both yours? Additionally, an 8 figure key is unusual, 26 is more usual. You could interrogate the router from a working computer (connected with ethernet cable) and check it. Try putting 198.162.0.1 in your browser and see if it connects.

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    How to reset a high-speed internet modem with a wireless router | eHow.com

    You may need to renew your IP address

    It can not hurt to try this...then call your ISP if it fails
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