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Re: forgot security key/passprease
The security passkey or passphrase will be found on the router user interface. if you are also using a linksys wireless router...you can try this out..
1. open internet explorer...type 192.168.1.1 on the address bar and hit enter.
2. it will ask you for a password, default username and password for a linksys router is username - nothing, password - admin.
3. go to the wireless settings tab and wireless security tab then look for the password.
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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 laptops and orcomputers with these router's wireless settings. Then the laptops and desktopcomputers can communicate with your wireless router.
If you have a Linksys router that is connected to your modem then you might want to do the following:
It could be that the Security Key is not correct. Make sure that the right security key is being used.
If you have already configured your router with the security key then to the following.
Open up an Internet Explorer Browswer page on a computer that is connected on the network already. Type in the address bar 192.168.1.1 and hit enter.
A box should pop up and request that you log in. Place in your password that you had created. If you have never created a password then leave the username blank and type in the password box admin in lower case.
Click on the Wireless Tab
Click on the Sub tab under wireless then Wireless Security. In this window you will find the security key.. Write the correct key down not the passphrase.
The USB adapter is attempting to connect to a Router with security setting. You need to know the security key for that wireless network. The individual who constructed the wireless network would have this information.
First, go to your router's ip address (192.168.0.1). Then, login to your router (default username: admin default pass: blank or admin) There, under tools or network security or similar to that sort, look for your network/WEP key. There, you should be able to find your network key to access the router's network, and even change it if needed.' Hope this helps, please rate ^_^
If unsure of your network key try to reconfigure your wireless network again.
Access the configuration page of your router. type on the address bar 192.168.0.1
On login type Admin leave password blank. if you set up a >password or the login page use that one.
>Once inside the Dlink Page
>Go to setup and on the left side click wireless setting.
>If given the option to click on manaul wireless connection setup click on it.
>Once you have the wireles window
>try to change the network name and scroll down
>Under security choose WPA security (enhanced)
>Scroll down and under the Passphrase type in your new network passwork or security key and confirmed it.
>Click on Save Settings
>If it asked your to reboot then reboot if not its ok
>Using your laptop click start and go to "connect to" and click on your wireless network and connect to it and along the way it will prompt you to enter your network key or password. This would be the same as your passphrase or pre-share key type in your network key.
> Once connected to your wireless network, Open an Internet browser to connect to the Internet.
Now we will secure you wireless connection to prevent others from connecting. Under the Home tab, click the Wireless option from the left.
Beside the SSID option, enter the name for your wireless network connection.
Beside Security, select WPA. If you can’t connect using WPA, then select WEP. Using WPA will provide a much more secure connection that using WEP. For more information about WEP and WPA please read Wireless Security: WEP and WPA.
Click AES beside the Cypher Type.
Make sure PSK is selected beside PSK/EAP.
Now you must get very creative. Specify a long Passphrase with a mix of upper and lower case letters, numbers and punctuation. Once again, please read Creating Secure Passwords for tips on how to do this. In this case the longer the better.
Make sure you write down this key somewhere, either on a piece of paper or in a text document on your computer. You will need this information when you connect to your wireless network.
Enter your passphrase next to Passphrase and again beside Confirmed Passphrase.
Click Apply to save your security settings.
Now you are all done securing your wireless router and network. All you need to do is connect to your network, and enter your Passphrase exactly as you specified it. I won’t go into detail on how to connect to your wireless network, as I will save that for another post.