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That is the key which was set in the router's wireless.
Go to 192.168.1.1 in your browser, Internet Explorer, and a login window should show up.
In the password box type in admin (that is the default password for the router, if it has been changed, you would have to put that password in)

Once you log into the router's setup page, go to the wireless tab, then to security. There you will see the security key. On this page you can change it if you wish. But remember to write it down and keep it in a safe place for future reference.
If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe

Posted on Oct 19, 2008

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Capture(helpwpa.phase12) WPA2 Pre-Shared Key: Choose a unique key to authenticate with other devices on your network. The Pre-Shared Key must be between 8 and 63 characters in length.
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Capture(helpwpa.phase14) WPA Algorithm: You may choose from TKIP or AES.
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Capture(helpwpa.phase16) RADIUS Server Port: The port your RADIUS server uses.
Capture(helpwpa.phase17) Shared Secret: The shared secret set on your RADIUS server.
Capture(helpwpa.phase18) Key Renewal Timeout: Determines how often your keys should be renewed.


Capture(wlansec.wpa2radius) WPA2 Enterprise:
Capture(helpwpa.phase19) WPA2 Algorithm: You may choose from AES or TKIP+AES. Choose TKIP+AES if you have both WPA and WPA2 devices on your network.
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Capture(helpwpa.phase21) RADIUS Server Port: The port your RADIUS server uses.
Capture(helpwpa.phase22) Shared Secret: The shared secret set on your RADIUS server.
Capture(helpwpa.phase23) Key Renewal Timeout: Determines how often your keys should be renewed.


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Capture(helpwpa.phase25) WEP Key Bit: You may select from 64-Bit or 128-Bit encryption.
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Capture(helpwpa.phase28) RADIUS Server Address: The IP address of your RADIUS server.
Capture(helpwpa.phase29) RADIUS Server Port: The port your RADIUS server uses.
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Capture(helpwpa.phase31) Default Transmit Key: The key you would like to use for transmitting WEP keys.
Capture(helpwpa.phase32) WEP Key Bit: You may select from 64-Bit or 128-Bit encryption.
Capture(helpwpa.phase33) Passphrase: You may enter a passphrase consisting of any keyboard character to be used to generate a hex WEP key. Passphrase option is only supported when you are only using Linksys devices on your network.
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