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9/2007 my daughter purchased a Gateway notebook and a Netgear router. She opted to not secure the network through the router at that time. I recently purchased a Gateway notebook and am using my daughter's router. On 9/14/08 I called Netgear and asked to have the network secured through the router. The technician helped me complete this successfully. After the session I could get online wirelessly on my computer, but my daughter could not get online wirelessly on her computer. I called Netgear again and was told "the problem is in the adapter. Call Gateway and tell them what happened. They will handle the problem in one of two ways: they will either enable or disable Realtek." My daughter could not get phone support anymore because her warranty is expired. She thought she might try to uninstall then reinstall Realtek. She changed her mind during her attempt and clicked "cancel". When she returned to Programs the Realtek option was gone. She can't get online at a "hot spot" or even plugging directly into the modem. A friend, who is a computer major in school, tried to help but couldn't fix this. Can you please tell us how to restore the Realtek option, or advise other help? Thank You.

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The xp computer needed to be configured to match the router's and the vista's settings. The Realtek driver was still there, we were just looking in the wrong place. Thanks for your response.

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It sounds like you need to reinstall the driver for the Realtek network interface card (NIC). I recommend accessing the Gateway web site to find the model number of the laptop, and then download the driver for the Realtek NIC. This should restore the functionality.

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How do I name and secure a netgear r router?


Use an Ethernet cable to connect a computer to one of the ports on the router. On the PC, hold down the "Windows" key, and press/release the 'r' key, and release the "Windows" key.
In the window that opens, type 'CMD' and press ENTER.
Type 'IPCONFIG' and press ENTER.
Look for the "IP-V4" address of the "gateway" -- probably something like '192.168.0.1'.
Open Internet Explorer, and type 'http://192.168.0.1' (or something like that).
Now, login to the router's own web-server, using the router's "default" ID/password.
To secure it, set a new password.
Configure its "wireless" interface, to set an 'SSID' for your wireless network, and to configure it to use 'WPA2' protocol. Configure a password for your wireless network.
Restart the router.

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My daughter is trying to use her laptop at home. where do I find the security code for my netgear router


The encryption code is configured in the wireless settings.
Connect a LAN cable from the Netgear to the LAN port on your computer, open a browser and enter the Netgear configuration URL -
http://192.168.0.1
The default login = admin
The default PW = password You can now change the default admin password and configure the wireless settings.
Go to the wireless configuration and set up the SSID and WPA or WPA2 encryption.
Now apply these settings to the wireless card in your laptop/computer.
To secure your wireless network from unauthorized access, please click on this link and follow my instructions :- http://www.fixya.com/support/r3559128-wireless_router_security

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WIRELESS GATEWAY


How to View or Change Your Wireless Network Password


Symptoms:


You have lost or forgotten the password to your wireless network
You have lost or forgotten the password for the router, access point or other network device
You left the default password or used a weak password and someone has hijacked your network



Depending on the router, you can either view or reset the wireless network password (also referred to as the passphrase or security key) if you can log into the router. Some routers mask the wireless network password, so while you cannot recover it, you can enter and save a new password.


If you cannot log into your router because you have forgotten the router password or your network has been hijacked, please refer to "Lost or forgotten password for router or other device" below.


To view or reset a wireless network password:


Launch your Internet browser and type http://www.routerlogin.net in or http://192.168.1.1 or http://192.168.0.1 the address field for your browser. Enter the router's username and password.
The default username is admin, the default password is password.
From the left-hand navigation menu of the Router administration interface, select Set Up > Wireless Settings
Note: On some routers this option will be under BASIC > Wireless.
From the center screen, you find the current wireless security settings under the Security Options heading.


If the wireless network passphrase is visible, review it and use it to log devices onto your network.
If it is not visible, you can change your wireless passphrase; however, changing the passphrase will cause you to lose your wireless connection. Connect your computer to the router with an Ethernet cable before entering a new passphrase into the text box and clicking Apply.


Read more about Securing your Wireless Network.
If you cannot log into your router:


- If you were routed to the NETGEAR website or getting the "Page cannot be displayed" message when trying to login to router, make sure you are connected to the NETGEAR router. Check your wired connection and make sure cable is securely plugged in and LED is on. If wireless adapter is on, make sure you are NOT connected on a different wireless network.


- Unfortunately, there is no way to recover a lost or forgotten password from a router or access point; you will need to reset the device to factory defaults. However, once the device is reset to factory defaults, you can use the default access information to reconfigure your router settings. NOTE: Restoring factory defaults on a device will erase any customizations you have made. You will lose any configurations saved to the device!


See the following articles for more information:


Secure Your Wireless Network: WPA/WPA2 (Recommended)
Reset and Restore a NETGEAR device to Factory Default Settings
Default Password for NETGEAR devices

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Where do i find my wpa network security key


Hi,

Good day, In default you can see the wpa or network security key under the router. It should be on a sticker under the router labeled WPA or Network Key. Usually its beside the model number or serial number of your router as well. Hope this information help you. Have a great day.

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My daughter has purchased a new laptop that uses Windows 7. When she tries to use the internet, a window pops up and asks for a security key. Where do I find this number?


pls contact the seller...if ur Win7 is genuine then it must not have been authorised by Microsoft for use....
check if ur Wirless Network has been setup properly with Admin privilages...

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Network key?


Network key is the password by which the wireless network is secure,,,,it is the password setup by you when u configured the router ,,,,,in case of wpa security this network is known as passphrase or shared key.In case of wep security it is key1.
If you still do not remember it then you need to login into the router setup page by the default gateway u r getting in command prompt after typing ipconfig .and you can login into router and can check the key

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I recently purchased a MacBook and trying to get my Netgear WGT624 router to connect. It's not recognizing it in the set-up screen. What to do? Thanks,


These Steps will help you out:-
1)Click on the apple icon on the left hand side of the start screen and go to system preferences.
2)Under system preferences a category name internet and network select the title network from there.
3)Under Network you will have an option for airport to turn it ON so do that and then below you will see list of networks available , from that list select the network you created , enter the password if it's secure one and you will be good to go from ther on and will have an internet access.

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How to set up home office network with Netgear


Wow ... I teach a whole college semester on this. This forum can't possibly provide enough complete information on design, setup, maintenance, security, etc.

View this netgear link:
http://www.netgear.com/Products/RoutersandGateways/RangeMaxWirelessNRoutersandGateways/DG834N.aspx
It includes diagrams...
Go to a book store and purchase a paperback book on home network setup.

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My daughter has an old Dell Inspiron and it works great with a Belkon router but when they got the netgear wireless router she gets a blue screen. What do I do?


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