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Tried to connect annother laptop, couldent remember password, got into settings and erased password, now original laptops not working

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Go into settings on the router, change the password to one that you will remember. Put that password into both laptops and you are done.

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What is the brand of your Laptop, call your manufacturer. Before doing that try to view any available wireless network or turn on your wireless switch, if it asked for net key, well your an idiot you should read the instructions and settings when you initial setup your device

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How can i connect my router so that i can use my laptop

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Can't get my friends motorola photon to connect wirelessly with my linksys WRT160N


Please see if you have a secured wireless network.
Go to 192.168.1.1 from Internet explorer.
User id =blank
Password =ADMIN
Go to wireless security tab and get the security key from there
try this while connecting to the network.

Dec 29, 2012 | Linksys WRT160N Wireless Router

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I can not seem to remember my password for my WiFi. I have an Ipod touch that I would like to connect to, and it keeps asking me for the password. EVERYTHING I try comes up unable to connect. What am I...


Theencryption key secures your data from unauthorized access. The router's password is a Passphrase or the WEP or WPA orWPA2 encryption key. The Passphrase generates the WEP or WPA or WPA2 encryptionkey and this is in the router's wireless settings. To connect to your wireless router, configure the router'swireless settings ie SSID, plus the WPAor WPA2 encryption key and then configure wireless cards in the Ipos, laptops and orcomputers with these router's wireless settings. Then the Ipod, laptops and desktopcomputers can communicate with your wireless router.

May 06, 2011 | Linksys WRT160N Wireless Router

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I want to secure my internet



  1. Follow these steps to configure Linksys WRT160N wireless router.

    1.Open Internet Explorer, it does not matter if you see error message such as "The page can not be displayed" . now erase everything on the address bar and type in this IP address: 192.168.1.1 or the full address: http://192.168.1.1This is the default IP address for the router set by Linksys.
  2. 2 Hit the Enter key on your keyboard to connect to the router's web admin control panel. You will be prompted a login window for the username and password: the default admin username is "admin" and the default admin password is "password". If you can't connect to this admin control panel, you will need to change the IP address on your modem, maybe your modem is using the same IP 192.168.1.1 also, just unplug the router from your modem, and hook up your computer directly to the modem and fire up the web browser and enter the IP 192.168.1.1 and follow the on screen direction to get in.
  3. 3 It will then ask you to change password, then you make up a password that is meaningful for you to remember. You will need to write down the username and password for future reference because I am sure you will forget. You will need to reset the router if you forget the router password, and that will erase everything saved inside the router setting.
  4. 4 After successfully login, you will be in the Basic Setup of your Linksys WRT160 wireless router. You also might need to clone the Mac Address if you are using Cable Broadband (Comcast), to do this go to Mac address clone -> Enable, then clone my computers Mac.
  5. 5 If you are using Verizon, you might need to change the Internet Connection Type to PPPoE and enter your username and password that is created by Verizon.
  6. 6 I think many of you concern more on the Wireless secrutiy. Click the Wireless tab and enable the wireless security, you will need to choose a type of security encryption, WEP is weaker, you will need to type 10 characters for the pass code. The WPA or WPA2 is much stronger that it takes passphrase. For more security on wireless connection, you can also try to use MAC authentication, each of your laptop or wireless card has unique MAC address, you find out the MAC address on your laptop then enter it into your router so only this laptop can have access to the wireless connection.

Jan 25, 2011 | Linksys WRT160N Wireless Router

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Lost wireless connection


  1. Follow these steps to configure Linksys WRT160N wireless router.


    Open Internet Explorer, it does not matter if you see error message such as "The page can not be displayed" . now erase everything on the address bar and type in this IP address: 192.168.1.1 or the full address: http://192.168.1.1
    This is the default IP address for the router set by Linksys.
  2. 2 Hit the Enter key on your keyboard to connect to the router's web admin control panel. You will be prompted a login window for the username and password: the default admin username is "admin" and the default admin password is "password". If you can't connect to this admin control panel, you will need to change the IP address on your modem, maybe your modem is using the same IP 192.168.1.1 also, just unplug the router from your modem, and hook up your computer directly to the modem and fire up the web browser and enter the IP 192.168.1.1 and follow the on screen direction to get in.
  3. 3 It will then ask you to change password, then you make up a password that is meaningful for you to remember. You will need to write down the username and password for future reference because I am sure you will forget. You will need to reset the router if you forget the router password, and that will erase everything saved inside the router setting.
  4. 4 After successfully login, you will be in the Basic Setup of your Linksys WRT160 wireless router. You also might need to clone the Mac Address if you are using Cable Broadband (Comcast), to do this go to Mac address clone -> Enable, then clone my computers Mac.
  5. 5 If you are using Verizon, you might need to change the Internet Connection Type to PPPoE and enter your username and password that is created by Verizon.
  6. 6 I think many of you concern more on the Wireless secrutiy. Click the Wireless tab and enable the wireless security, you will need to choose a type of security encryption, WEP is weaker, you will need to type 10 characters for the pass code. The WPA or WPA2 is much stronger that it takes passphrase. For more security on wireless connection, you can also try to use MAC authentication, each of your laptop or wireless card has unique MAC address, you find out the MAC address on your laptop then enter it into your router so only this laptop can have access to the wireless connection.

Jan 25, 2011 | Linksys WRT160N Wireless Router

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I set up a home wi-fi network and have changed lap tops. I don't remember my password. How do I set up a new password. Linksys WRT160N V3


There are several things you can do, both of which require you to plug your laptop into the router directly via Ethernet cable. These instructions are for a majority of Linksys Wireless Routers, but may work on others.
  1. Assuming you have not changed the internal IP address of the router, plug the ethernet cable from the port on your computer to the LAN port on your router (most notably the ones labeled 1-4).
  2. Once you are connected, open a web browser and type in http://192.168.1.1 and press enter.
  3. If your IP address is still default it will ask you for your user name and password. The default is username: admin and password: admin. If the password doesn't work use password as the password.
  4. Once you get "inside" your router go to wireless tab and then to wireless security. There you should see the wireless password in plain text. Copy this down and disconnect from the router.
  5. If you had to disconnect your modem from your router, connect the modem back to the WAN port (not the 1-4) on the back of the router.
  6. Turn on your wi-fi on your laptop and search for your SSID (network name).
  7. Click on the network name and it will prompt you for a password. Use the password that you have written down in the previous steps and you should connect.
If you cannot connect and you are sure you have written down the password and entered it correctly, do a reboot of the modem and router in this order.
  1. Unplug router then unplug modem
  2. Wait 30 seconds
  3. Plug MODEM back in only and wait for all lights to become solid (except the Activity light).
  4. Plug the router back in and wait for all lights to light
  5. Try to connect again.

Good Luck!

Chris

Sep 28, 2010 | Linksys WRT160N Wireless Router

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I am trying to connect a new kindle to my existing wi fi (cisco linksys) but cannot remember the password I entered for my linksys.


I think you meant the access key password for your wireless security and not the password for the router itself (2 separate passwords).
I'll give you both solutions starting with the wireless key password.
1. access the router configuration page by typing http://192.168.1.1 in your browsr. 2. This should pop up a log in window asking for user name & password 3. The default settings for a linksys router say to leave the username blank and type admin for the password. 4. once you're in look for the Wireless tab and click it then click on wireless security 5. your password will be listed there in the shared key box.
Now if its your router access password that you need you'll need to reset the router if you can't remember it and then follow the steps above to create a wireless security password. Here's how you reset the router. Remember that all custom settings you may have set will be erased and the router will go back to original factory configuration settings
1. On the back of the router you'll find a small hole or indentation and it may or may not have the word reset printed by it. 2. Find a paper clip or something of the same size and use it to press the reset button for about 2-3 seconds 3. Router will be reset
Good luck

Sep 14, 2010 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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Find security code for linksys wireless router to connect laptop.


Are you looking for the wireless network key or password ?
Is there any computer online using the router.
If not then you will need to connect the computer to the router.
If yes then you can open the router set up page on that computer.
router set up page is the page where you can check all the router settings.
You will find the wireless network key or password on the set up page of the router.

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for step by step instructions

Jul 02, 2010 | Linksys WRT160N Wireless Router

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Hi i hope you can help me i nead to know how to reset the pass word for a linksys wireless n broadband router model wrt160n v2 my laptop had a virrious and i lost everything i do not remember the pass word...


Ok, on the bottom of the router there is a reset button you need something small to push in. Once you press this the router will go back to fatory settings and you can set it up again with a new password and settings.

Nov 05, 2009 | Linksys WRT160N Wireless Router

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I cant connect my ipod touch to my linksys WRT160N router


hi! check first the wireless settings of your router, it may be set only to connect wireless n adpater, u have to set it on all wireless, b,g,n, if the settings is not set to all u will not able to use ur ipod touch to connect, I bliv ipod touch wireless adapter is wireless g. check also the wireless security settings if ssid is not broadcast, make it broadcast or if u dont like to broadcast it, just remember the ssid and try to check as well the wireless settings of ur ipod touch..

Aug 12, 2009 | Linksys WRT160N Wireless Router

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