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What do they mean when they ask for your router name are they looking for my network name and when the ask for a password are they talking aboutmy security key or my password

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By router name they are asking about the router model number not the network name... password is the password of the user account provided for accessing the router...

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How do I install a wireless router on my pc

Attach the cable which comes in to your house to the new router (this should be in the routers' instructions) and make certain that there is power to it.
On your PC: most newer models will 'find' the new device and will ask if you want it installed or if you have a disc for it.
In Windows you should be able to go into Device Manager or Network if it doesn't pop up and ask you for installation.
On a MAC/IPhone/IPad it will pick up the signal automatically and then you set your preferences under 'General' ICON.
If this is your first wireless you will have to pick a network and name it as your default.

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I have a wifi setup, Tiger is the name of the network. I have been using it successfully with my i-pod 5, but now have a i-pad mini and I have forgotten the password for the wifi network. What do I do?

Depending on the router, there should be a pin hole on the back or bottom. Press the reset button with a paper clip, then you need to reset all the settings that you have changed. This would mean the encryption and password and network name etc.

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Hello, please helh me how to secure my netgear router!

Follow the manufacturer's instructions to "login" to the web-server "inside" the router.
In the "wireless networking" section, configure to set:
* SSID (your "network-name")
* encryption-level -- use 'WPA' or 'WPA2'
* password for your network

Using 'WPA' encryption means that the wireless traffic between your computer and the router will be "secure", and using a password means that only you can use the wireless network.

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I set it up nicely and it stopped about a week later i tryed to see up again and asked for wpa security passphrase which i forgot please help as need printer

Hi nette161,

If you want to know the WPA Security Passphrase or Network Key you need to access the Router Settings Page. I've listed the steps on how you will access your router.

How to access the Router:

1. You need to know the ipaddress of your router. You can refer to the manual or check the Default Gateway of your computer (Make sure that you connect the computer to the router using an ethernet cable for you to get the Default Gateway). Click on START then RUN. Type CMD on the small box on the lower left of the screen. Type IPCONFIG on the black window and get the value of your DEFAULT GATEWAY (it starts with 192.168.x.x)

2. Open a Browser, Type the DEFAULT GATEWAY on the address bar of your Browser. It will ask you for a username and password. (Refer to the manual of your router or post a reply so that i can provide you the username and password of your router)

3. Go to the Wireless Settings Page of your router. Look for the SSID or the Network Name and the Network Key or Passphrase. You can personalize it so that you can easily remember the details.

4. Make sure you connect to your SSID and enter the Network Key to make it secure.

5. Test the connection, If successful Rate me so I can help others.

Thanks for using Fixya.

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How do i make wi fi work on it?


Disconnect your modem from the wall socket it's plugged into.

Connect the Ethernet cable to the back of the modem. There is a clearly marked Ethernet port here. This port will appear to be an oversized telephone jack.

Connect the other end of the Ethernet cable to the Ethernet port on the back of the wireless router. This port will look exactly the same as the one on the rear of the modem.

Plug the broadband modem back up to the wall socket and wait for it to power on, initialize and detect its new connection to the wireless router.

Locate the manual that shipped with your wireless router. Find the URL, or web address, that is contained within the pages of this manual. This special web address is used to set up your router's network and security permissions. Also, be sure to locate the default password provided within the pages of the manual.

Enter the URL into your web browser and allow the page to load. When prompted, enter the password that you found within the instruction manual.

Begin setting up your new wireless network. You will be asked for an "SSID," which is just a moniker for your new network. This will be the name seen when the network is listed in an available network list. Choose whatever name you like.

Select a password for your new network. While encrypting your network is optional, it is highly recommended. Along with the password, choose "WPA" security encryption. "WEP" will also be an option but it is an older security protocol that is technologically inferior to WPA.

Click "Apply" to save your changes.

Click on the wireless icon on the right-hand side of the bottom toolbar on your PC's desktop. Select your network's SSID from the drop-down list.

Enter the password you chose for your network. You will now be connected to WiFi Internet on your PC desktop and free to browse the Web.

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I have D-link wireless router M# DI-524. I installed a netgear wireless reciever in a P/C downstairs, the computer recognizes the connection to the router and says its a strong signal, but is requiring a...

ok, i had the same problem

the details should be:
username: poweruser
password: password
(yes, the password actually is password, once you connect you can change the password later by typing in the address of the router into a browser, using the details to log on to the router and have a look at the settings)

if the details dont work, google "default login for <router company name and model: for example: Netgear CG123456 (this one doesnt exist, i made up the model number) >"

hope this helps

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My Belkin Wireless 802.11g USB Network Adapter is installed on my daughters computer, however it asks for 3 items of information so it can connect to my mainbase belkin wireless router which I have...


VErify to your installation to install belkin router, with regard to the username and passwords ..guess it was found at the bottom of your belkin router.

may this help.


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Modem/router access

if you are talking about a linksys router, the default password is admin, there is an article to set up the security features here:

If it's an other brand, let me know or check your documentation, it always tells you what's the default password.

Alex J.

Mar 09, 2008 | PC Desktops

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