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My new laptop is asking for my "Network Key"?

We have a Linksys Model WRT54GSV7. Our other laptops link to the internet with no problem. But this new one is asking for the Network Key. Can you help me out?

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Hi,

your new laptop is asking a network key as you network(wireless) is a secured one.other laptops have this key already .in order to get the key,please open the internet explorer (or safari) in a working laptop and in the address bar type-192.168.1.1>>it will prompt you the username ,password page->>put "admin" as password and leave the username blank.once you logged into routers webpage,click on wireless tab and then click on wireless security subtab>>you can see the network key there.copy it or write down in a paper>>close that page.

--->>from the new laptop , try to connect,if it prompts network key--enter the key( you got from other laptop),and connect.it will connect and next time it will connect automatically.
thank you,
hary008

Posted on Dec 14, 2008

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