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Can not remember or find network security key

Trying to set up a wireless printer; everything else passed except
my WEP security key.

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You may need to access the router's setup page to check the security key or the network key you have set up to the router. To do this:

  1. Launch IE and type 192.168.1.1 on the address field using a computer that is wired to the router. It is the default IP address of the router. It will then ask for a username and password. By default, there is no username and the password is admin.
  2. Once you're in the router's user Interface, click Wireless tab. There is a sub-tab under Wireless which is called Wireless Security. Click on it.
  3. There you will find the type of wireless security you have enabled in your router as well as the network key.
Hope this helps!

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