Connecting laptop to existing wireless networ

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Geri - Jan 16, 2010 at 03:15 PM
guile42 Posts 5 Registration date Friday January 15, 2010 Status Member Last seen January 16, 2010 - Jan 16, 2010 at 10:05 PM
Hello,
I am trying to connect a laptop to an existing wireless network. The prompt asks for a "network security key". I don't know what this is. What should I do? Thanks, Geri

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xpcman Posts 19531 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,833
Jan 16, 2010 at 07:03 PM
If you have a computer that is connected you can use this software to display the key.

https://download.cnet.com/s/wirelesskeyview/

Otherwise you can reset the router to its defaults ( use the reset switch in the hole on the back) and then set a password.

Good Luck
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dawooddoe Posts 404 Registration date Saturday February 21, 2009 Status Member Last seen November 12, 2010 109
Jan 16, 2010 at 09:51 PM
This is wireless encryption key that you set on wireless router. If you can access to wireless router's management page, then you should be able to find it under wireless setting. You can also take a look on this wireless router configuration in order to know more.
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guile42 Posts 5 Registration date Friday January 15, 2010 Status Member Last seen January 16, 2010 1
Jan 16, 2010 at 10:05 PM
usually the default username is admin and the passkey is admin also inorder to access the wireless router admin page, but you need also to check the router manual, if your tryin to access wireless router from somewhere then you need to know the passkey ask the owner or admin to configure the proper encrypted passkey.
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