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Linksys WRT54G not compatable with SMC 2202?

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I'm trying to set up a wireless home network for a client.  He currently has 1 Windows98SE PC connected with broadband.  I tried a Linksys WRT54G router to connect 2 wireless laptops to the network.  The main pc is connected using a Toshiba modem (not sure model) and an SMC 2202 USB/Ethernet adapter.  The computer is online and can connect to anything i try, but when i run the router setup software, it claims the computer isnt connected to the internet.  

there isnt a ethernet port on the computer, nor is there space for it (crappy gateway "everything-in-1-piece-of-plastic" things).  my initial assumption is that for some reason the linksys stuff isnt able to get thru the usb adapter.

is that the correct assuption so far?  are there any known issues with linksys and smc?  or workarounds?

thx in advance
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Typically the problem isn't the Dell or the SMC adapter...it's the Linksys setup wizard.  Linksys makes good hardware but their software is rock bottom...support too.

Best bet is to simply configure the router manually.

http://192.168.1.1/

user (blank)
pass admim

Whatever the setup wizard does you can configure manually by logging into the router.
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...pass admin
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dont know why i didnt think of that.  only took about 10 minutes!  come to think of it, so does the software...interesting...

thanks, man!
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Glad it's working.  You would expect a wizard to be easier than manual configuration. With routers this is usually never the case.  Ironically Microsoft seems to have the best handle on wireless configurations using Windows XP Wireless Zero to control adapters and using IE to login to the router.  Unfortunately if the OS is older than XP you are stuck using the proprietary software for the adapters.  I have yet to find ANY company that makes good wireless software.
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