I just got a new Netgear N router. I didn't use the install CD because there is no computer besider our router and DSL modem. I just plugged it up and at all the Windows computers in the house seem to be able to connect just fine but my Linux computers keep failing to connect. They see it and show that there is a 74% signle but faile when connecting. The new router is almost exactly the same except that it's a new model.

You don't need the install CD. Can you log into the router from a windows computer and verify that your wifi settings are supported by the wireless interface and driver on the Linux box? For example if you set the SSID to WPA2/AES encryption, make sure that's supported.

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