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    Linksys - how do you sign up?
    If anyone remembers my previous plea for help I'd like to say thanks to all of you who replied - you were very helpful & I got it sorted.

    I am in Manchester, UK & my Airport is detecting a wireless network named 'linksys'. I go through all the motions to connect but then it asks for a password which I don't have. I'm assuming you have to sign up or something but I've googled linksys & can only find modems & routers & the like.

    Anybody know how I get hooked up to this 'linksys'?

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    Am assuming based on your post that you do not have internet access yourself.

    If this is the case, what you are seeing I would presume will be one of your neighbors wireless networks they have named linksys. You will not be able to access this network unless you either: A) get them to give you the 'password' and let you use their internet access, or B) hack into their network (not likely and I would think illegal).
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    That Linksys network you are seeing is a neighbors router. I am sure they have it passworded so others can't join it. If you did you would be stealing their internet. Not a good thing to do! :spook:

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    Linksys most be somebody elses wireless network you won't be able to connect to that (legally anyway)....

    you'll need to set-up your own wireless network....

    1st you'll need an internet provider (probably your local cable TV company).... do you have that?

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    Cheers guys, I guess it's a neighbour's network. This house has internet access though when I phoned the provider they said I needed to buy a router then contact them again to make it compatible with my mac.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hitman View Post
    Cheers guys, I guess it's a neighbour's network. This house has internet access though when I phoned the provider they said I needed to buy a router then contact them again to make it compatible with my mac.
    Routers are cheap (around $40 USD) and easy to install. A worthy investment. Just remember to password protect yours

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