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How to find your Router information.

Need your SSID? Your security type? Forgot your Security code?

This tip will show you how to access your router admin site.

First, to get the address:

Go to Start> Run> type CMD
This will open the control prompt.

Type ipconfig and hit enter

This will bring up some basic information.
You want the basic gateway address. Copy it and put it in your Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox Address Bar.

This will bring you to your Router admin site.
It will prompt you for a username and password

to find your default username an password go to:

http://www.answersthatwork.com/Download_Area/ATW_Library/Networking/Network__4-List_of_default_Router_Admin_Passwords_and_IP_addresses.pdf

You now have access to your router's information. This is useful when connecting to it as a wireless source, such as Xbox Live

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How do I set a password? I've been using this router for years without one... thanks


Connect Wired cable to the linksys Router via PC/Laptop

Go to browser and point to IP address 192.168.1.1 (Can be different if manually changed)

Default username : admin password: admin

Go to Wireless TAB -> Security

Select Security type as WPA2 or WPA (WPA2 preferred)

Select passphrase as YOUR KEY

Make sure to click Apply afterwards.

You have now a password on your SSID.

Mar 12, 2011 | Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router

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how do I change the ssid and make secure


Securing the router:

http://www6.nohold.net/Cisco2/ukp.aspx?pid=80&vw=1&articleid=3696

Changing SSID:

http://www6.nohold.net/Cisco2/ukp.aspx?pid=80&vw=1&articleid=4037

Mar 05, 2011 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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how do i get my ssid code


By default, the SSID of the router is NETGEAR, and the wireless security is disabled.

However, if you have already changed the default settings on the router, then you can check the settings by accessing the setup page.

In the address bar of your web browser, type 192.168.1.1. Or if this doesn't work, type www.routerlogin.net.

Default username is admin. Default password is password.

Once in the setup page, go to Wireless Settings. You will see the SSID and wireless security settings.

I hope this helps!

May 17, 2010 | NetGear Computers & Internet

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Hi, I am trying to connect to xbox live but I need to know the following... SSID network name or connection or number??? Security type Security key Please help....I am lost. I have the router model DIR-655 thank you


All of that information is what YOU need to know. The security type and security key are things you would choose when you initially set up your router.

To find your SSID go to Start> Run> type CMD at the prompt type ipconfig copy the default gateway in your address bar.
Your information should be:
User name: (Leave Blank)
Password: admin
unless it has been changed already.

Go to your Basic Wireless Settings and you can find your Wireless Network Name (SSID) column. On there you can edit your SSID.

You can then click on the security tab and that will tell you what security type you use. It won't show your password, it will show ***** so it will only show the # of digits. That may jog your memory. You should be able to change your key too.

hope this all helps.

Oct 01, 2009 | D-Link Xtreme N DIR-655 Wireless Router

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ps3 error code 80711008 and wpa


OK for your WPA you can check the security key by accessing the router http://192.168.1.1 .. password is by default "admin" and username is blank...go to the "wireless" tab and check the ssid...under "wireless security" check the security key...if you have "wep" check the numbers in "key 1"....
now make sure that you connect to your own ssid and type the correct key...
and you are right , you need wlan to connect to the internet wirelessly...however , first make sure that you have internet working through the router..if not you will have to configure the router and for that you a computer connected to the router...

As for your IP address simple use this site http://www.ip-adress.com/ should be everything you need

May 30, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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