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How do I copy the security key?

Hi - I have a 7230-4 Belkin - one machine (running XP) is hardwired to the router. The other machine (Dell laptop running XP) is wireless. I have a new HP w/Vista that I'm trying to hookup but it wants the security key/passphrase. I don't remember what it was and I'm concerned about changing anything on the router because I don't want to effect the Dell that is working. So what I think I want to do is copy the 'security key/passphrase' from the Dell to the HP but 1. I don't know where that is kept on the Dell and 2 what would I have to do on the Vista machine. One last note on Vista it asks for the key and has link below if you have the key on a usb drive. Thanks in advance!!!

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  • ol-guy Sep 18, 2008

    Hey thanks noisegate - appreciate the info - i was afraid i might have to do that but hey i had high hopes but low expectations!!! - i'll reset the router and start from scratch ...

    the ol'guy


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The solution to this one is you need to reconfigure the router. you need to disable the security settings for your router. (WEP or WPA) then try to put in a new SSID and new security key. that's the only way that you can get a new security/passphrase key for your network. for further assistance you need to contact the router manufacturer for router configuration.

i hope this helps.

Posted on Sep 17, 2008

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    ehiacinthmir Mar 30, 2012

    So how will I disable security settings then? You didn't tell us here.

  • rj computer Oct 24, 2013

    Hi! Just like what I've mentioned, you needa contact your router manufacturer on how to disable the security or how to change the passphrase key.


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