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Need to find the network key

Where do I find the Apple Airport Network key so I enter the numbers
into use for my PC laptop?

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Open up your airport utility software.
Connect to the base station.
Under the main menus look for network equivalent password.

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If you can't figure it out then use the reset button on the back or use paper clip in reset hole.

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Connecting your wireless computer to the wireless network:
Make sure the wireless switch is turned on in the laptop, now look for the available wireless Networks in range, select your network name, enter the security key and get connected. You may also follow the navigation below according to your Operating System
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WINDOWS VISTA: Start > Control Panel > Network and Internet (Network and Sharing Center) > On your left hand side click on Manage Network connections > Right Click on Wireless Network Connection icon > Click on Connect/disconnect
WINDOWS 7: Start > Control Panel > Network and Internet (Network and Sharing Center) > On your left hand side Click on Change Adapter Settings > Right Click on Wireless Network Connection icon > Click on Connect/disconnect
MAC OSX: Select airport icon from desktop, turn on Airport, you will be able to view the available networks in range. Select your network name enter key and get connected.
You may also click on Apple logo > System preferences > Airport > select network name
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Choose Apple > System Preferences, and then click Network.
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Click AirPort in the network connection services list and choose a wireless network from the Network Name pop-up menu. Enter the password for the network if necessary.
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