Forgot my security key for wireless?

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afrank - Jan 30, 2010 at 11:44 AM
 Angie - Dec 5, 2010 at 06:19 PM
Hello,
i forgot my personal sercurity key for my wireless, and im wit belkin....i got windows 7 on my laptop, thanks for any help.
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Jan 30, 2010 at 12:11 PM
There is a reset switch on the back on the modem that will revert the modem to it's default settings. Push a ball-point pen into the hole for 30 seconds to reset. You can then connect via wire to the modem and enter a new security key.

If you have a PC that does connect via wireless and just need to see the key - you can use this software to display the working key.

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

Good Luck
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does the router have to be turned off to reset? thanks
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Mar 1, 2010 at 12:31 PM
No - you want it powered-up for the reset.
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I have a PC that connects via wireless, so I downloaded the sofware at https://download.cnet.com/s/wirelesskeyview/ and it asked permission to open my Creative Centrale application. It did not display any passcode, all it did was do some sort of scan on my Creative Centrale, and then nothing.

When it asked what I wanted to do when downloading, I chose "open" rather than the other choice, which was "save". Could it have been that?
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i already resetted
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Router password or wireless key?

router key - go to the manufacturers web site and find the default ID and key. Then use the reset method from my prior posting. Then change the ID/password and wireless key - write it down and tape it to the bottom of the router.

Wireless key - If you have a working device (ie Windows PC) then download this program to display the key.
https://download.cnet.com/s/wirelesskeyview/

otherwise reset the router and change the password and key as above.

Good Luck
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