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What is a wpa key

Trying to set up the xbox using a wierless network adaptor and have been asked to enter the wpa key for the selected network.

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Hi Robert,

the key you are referring to is like a password for the wireless network and need to be entered in order to get access. If this is your wireless network and you did not set the access key then its most likely still set to the default which is normally one of a string of numbers you will find on the bottom of your wireless router.
You can change the key if you like (to make it easier to remember) by going into the router settings, clicking on the wireless settings portion and changing or even deactivating (not recommended) the need for a password.
Getting to the sett tings menu of a router is different for each brand so any walkthroughs i give you to get to that point would most likely be wrong. That said here's an example for what i do with my personal router:

1- I type 192.168.0.1 in my internet explorer browser but yours will probably be different. check your manual or search for your manual online. they are always easy to find.
2- the router settings pops up
3- i click on network settings then wireless settings
4- i change the password to no less than ten numbers and letters
5- i save the changes then exit the settings
6- i go to my xbox and enter the password i just input
7- i frag everyone i see in Halo including the master chief. :)


I hope this helped, please dont forget to rate me.

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