Cannot figure out what to do about determining a network key. I Know it is to do with security and think I shoud be using wpa, but can't really understand the hex 64 . I tried Ascii 5l etter password. but laptop told me I needed 8 or 13 characters I have had loads of attempts and am really frustrated, Would appreciate your help It is a zoom AP+4
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Router password is the password to access the router settings. SSID is the network name. When you try to connect to the wireless network on your laptop, you will see this network name. If your network is secured network then it will ask you for the network key or the password. You need to enter the ' security key '.
The Wireless Security of the router doesn't match your laptop's wireless settings. Make sure you configure the wireless security password correctly on the laptop. If you don't know your wireless password, try these steps:
-Connect your laptop hard wired to the router. -Open Internet Explorer and on the Address Bard type http://192.168.1.1 press enter. -It will prompt you for username and password. By default, there's no username and on the password type admin and hit OK. If admin didn't work, type your own password for the router. -When you get to the Setup page, click on Wireless Tab, then click the sub-tab Wireless Security. -Look for Security Mode. If Security Mode is WPA-Personal, the Passphrase is the wireless security key that you need to enter on the laptop's wireless settings. If the Security Mode is WEP, the WEP Key 1 is your wireless security key. Connect to the wireless network and type it in. That should solve your wireless connection problem.
You did mention that it was working fine for several weeks suddenly your wireless computers stopped functioning and your getting a message that the security key in incorrect. This only means that its either your entering the wrong encryption key or someone changed the previous security key to something else. By the way what type of wireless security did you configured on the router initially was it WEP or WPA, if its WEP(64 or 128 bit) and your using a bulit-in wireless adapter on your laptop you need the default WEP key because the passphrase only works with a Netgear WLAN Utility.
Know if your having difficulties accessing the setup page of the router you may need to check on your browser settings, turn off the pop up blocker and firewall temporarily, also try another computer. Now if all fails you may need to press that reset button on your router and set it up again.
Just reset the router (there should be a reset button somewhere on it) it will default to open system. Then go back in and select WEP with 64 or 128 bit security. Generate your KEY and next time it connects enter the KEY. You should be set to go!
2) I determined the IP addresses of all my computers and tried to "ping" them but could not "ping" any of them. I can "ping" the IP address of the computer I am working from but I don't think that helps in TS this situation.
3) I'm wondering if my router is fully set up correctly. Do each of the computers have to be "saved" in the router's settings?