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Where do I find my netgear security key or passphrase

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  • Triston321 Jan 18, 2009

    I want to know how to find my passpharse

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U have tro bind the mec adress for security.
go to your computer type in run menu "ipconfig /all"
then u see mec adress in 4 octet digits.
just add it in net gear routr.

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Netgear Wireless router WNR1000 connect ipad


Network Key (WEP, WPA, WPA2 Encryption key)To connectyour computer to a wireless router, you click the Refresh networklist, then Choose your wireless network and then click Connectto your secured Wireless Network, it will asks for a Network Keybefore allowing you to connect into your wireless network. This NetworkKey is either the WEP, or WPA or WPA2 Encryption key that is used toconfigure the Wireless Router. The Passphrase is an alternate way tosetup the Encryption key.
When you are requested for a Network Key, you can just enter the Passphrasethat was used to configure the Encryption key in the wireless router.http://www.fixya.com/support/r5270415-network_password_network_addressFor information on securing your wireless network,configuring the wireless router and configuring the wireless card in thelaptop/computer, please click on this link and follow my instructions :-http://www.fixya.com/support/r3559128-wireless_router_security

May 01, 2012 | NetGear WNR1000 Router

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How to check wireless security key or passphrase on NETGEAR routers.


Most of the times after configuring the wireless connection on the NETGEAR ROUTERS, the user either forgets the security key or misplaces it.


In order to get this key we need to login to the router's page using any computer which is physically connected to router. The below steps are applicable for most of the NETGEAR routers.

Please follow the steps on a computer connected to the router so as to check the network key:

1. Open a web browser (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Safari).
2. Access the router, usually by typing 'http://192.168.1.1' or'http://192.168.0.1' or 'http://www.routerlogin.com' in the address bar.
3. Login to the router with the Username as "admin" and Password as "password" (please note that Username and Password are case sensitive).
4. Click on Wireless Settings (under Setup) from the left menu.
5. Check if WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) or WPA-PSK (Wi-Fi Protected Access Pre-Shared Key) is selected under 'Security Options'.
6. If WPA-PSK is selected, copy the code entered in the passphrase(or network key).
7. If WEP is selected, copy the code entered in the key that has been checked.

This is the code required for connecting the wireless computer to the router's wireless network.

In some cases, for security reasons the passphrase might show as asterisks. In this case type a new Password and click apply. You will then have to use the same Password for all the wireless devices connecting to the network.

Hope the above steps will help the user to locate or reset the wireless security key.

on Feb 10, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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I have just bought anew laptop cant get onto internet it wants me to type in security key i dont know what this is can you help me please?


  • If your are trying to connect via wireless from your laptop to the Netgear router, most likely it's requiring you to input the wireless security key(usually it's WEP or WPA encryption).

  • Access the router's setup page by typing http://www.routerlogin.net or 192.168.1.1 in the address field of your browser(IE or Chrome). On the login use the default username and password(admin, password).

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  • After logging in. Look at the main menu on the left, click on Wireless Settings, from there you can check the Wireless Key. If the wireless security is set to WEP, use the available Key code but If it's WPA, what you need is the passphrase.

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Type the Key or Passphrase on your wireless laptop and it should connect to the router.

Oct 31, 2011 | NetGear DG834G Router

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Cant connect the wifi


to configure the netgear router. . . . 1, first make sure that your laptop is connected directly to the netgear router via ethernet cable. 2. after securing step 1, on your computer, open browser, ( internet explorer or firefox ) 3. go to the address bar, the one with the http:\\ and erase everything inside it. 4. type in there, 192.168.1.1 or www.routerlogin.net. 5. username is " admin " password is " password " 6. you would see netgear set up wizard. 7. for wireless configuration, click wireless settings on the left side of the set up wizard. 8. you can edit network name, and get your network security key under security options. make sure to choose WPA PSK TKIP. so that you can have a personalize network key 9. the network security key is the " passphrase " then click apply. then your all set for wireless connectivity.

Aug 28, 2011 | NetGear WGR614 Wireless Router

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Need a network security key how do i find this out


to find out your network security key, you first need to make sure that you are securely connected to your netgear router. after doing that, open a browser and type in 192.168.1.1 or www.routerlogin.net on the address bar. the username is " admin " password is " password " if it ask you for it. then it would take you now to the netgear page. on the left side of the screen. click " wireless settings " and scroll down to security options. the passphrase is your network security key

Feb 20, 2011 | NetGear WGR614 Wireless Router

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I am installing a new printer and it is asking me for the wgp passphrase....will it be wgps606? I have a netgear super G wireless Router WGT624


The network passphrase/encryption key is in the Netgear wireless settings.
These settings eg. SSID and encryption key is used to configure the wireless card in the printer or computer so it can connect to the wireless router.
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

Nov 17, 2010 | NetGear WGT624 Wireless Router

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I want to put a pasword on my netgear to stop people using my internet its unsecure at the moment


1. Use an ethernet cable to connect a computer to any one of the four LAN ports of the NETGEAR router.
2. In a web browser, enter the router's IP address - either http://192.168.0.1 or http://192.168.1.1 by default.
3. When prompted for a Username and Password, enter the default username and password (admin; password) unless you have already changed it. NETGEAR recommends changing the default password to increase the security of your network.
4. Select Wireless Settings from the Setup menu in the left-hand navigation bar.
Under SSID Name, Give a Unique name for Wireless N/w

5. Under Security Options, select WPA-PSK (Wi-Fi Protected Access Pre-Shared Key).
6. Under Security Encryption (WPA-PSK) > Passphrase, enter a passphrase.
7. * The passphrase may either be a string of 64 hexidecimal digits, or word/phrase of 8-63 ASCII characters.
* SAVE or KEEP NOTE of the passphrase - it will be required to connect wirelessly to your network.
8. Click Apply to save your settings.
9. Scan and Connect to your Wireless N/w on your Wireless Computer with your Password

Oct 01, 2010 | NetGear WIRELESS-G WGR614 802.11G WIRELESS...

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Can't get my passphrase to open netgear wireless


  • log in to the netgear router's interface using www.routerlogin.com
  • username- admin , password : password
  • Click on wireless settings under setup . ( 3rd option from the top )
  • Under the security options .
  • U can find ur security passphrase to connect with netgear wireless.
In case of further assistance , do revert back

May 09, 2010 | NetGear WG111V2 Wireless Adapter

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I would like to put a security code on my internet the model is a netgear dg834pn router


The passphrase you select in the router config page, there is a generate
button next to it, once you put your phrase in, click generate, it will then
generate 4 key's based on a hash ecryption of the original phrase, it should
look something like 321F5D3589
This is the key you input when you try to connect using WEP, not the
original passphrase.
You're better off using WPA anyway, its slightly more secure than WEP.

Nov 01, 2009 | NetGear DG834G Router

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Netgear locking


I'm assuming we mean wireless security?

Run your internet browser - Internet Explorer or Firefox type the router address in the address field (usually http://192.168.0.1)

Default user name of admin and default password of password

Click the Wireless Settings link in the main menu of the DG834GT firewall. There are a number of options available with WEP the most basic. For basic protection select WEP, put in a passphrase (anything you like) and the router will provide you with 4 keys based on your passphrase - take a note of the keys. When you try to connect to the router wirelessly (laptop, game console, etc) the router will require you to input one of these keys to verify your access and that should be it.

For further information to go the netgear website and have a look at the manual - http://kbserver.netgear.com/pdf/dg834gt_manual.pdf

Feb 26, 2009 | NetGear DG834G Router

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