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Hi my name is michael i cant get on my labtop i forgot my passphrase can you help me get it. i have a linksy's router.i cant get om the web thank you

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Plug your laptop directly into the roughter via the Cat5 network cable. Open up your browser window and go to A login window will appear. Leave the user name field blank (this is the default user name, if you have changed it then you’ll need to specify the username you created) Enter admin in the password field (this is the default password. If you have changed it then you’ll need to enter the password you created) and click OK. Got to wireless security, and you should see your passphrase there.

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To reset the router you need to push that pinhole in the back...make sure you got all your (ethernet etc. password)numbers to type back it only as the last long have you had the router password forgotten.

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If you forgot your password, we can actually access the router web ui.

Accessing the Router's Web-based Setup Page

Step 1: Open your web browser.

Step 2:Enter your router's IP address on the address bar and press the Enter key.
NOTE: The router's default IP address is
Step 3: The Enter Network Password window will then appear. Type your router's User name and Password. Click OK afterwards.

Web-based Setup Page Wireless Security Options

On the web-based setup page, you'll be able to see all of your router's wireless security features. Wireless settings wherein you can see your network name and once your click wireless security sub tab under wireless page you will then see your network key or password (passphrase).

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1. Use an ethernet cable to connect a computer to any one of the four LAN ports of the linksys router.
2. In a web browser, enter the router's IP address - either or by default.
3. When prompted for a Username and Password, enter the default username and password , unless you have already changed it.
4. Select Wireless Settings from the Setup menu in the left-hand navigation bar.
Under SSID Name, Give a Unique name for Wireless N/w

5. Under Security Options, select WPA-PSK (Wi-Fi Protected Access Pre-Shared Key).
6. Under Security Encryption (WPA-PSK) > Passphrase, enter a passphrase.
7. * The passphrase may either be a string of 64 hexidecimal digits, or word/phrase of 8-63 ASCII characters.
* SAVE or KEEP NOTE of the passphrase - it will be required to connect wirelessly to your network.
8. Click Apply to save your settings.
9. Scan and Connect to your Wireless N/w on your Wireless Computer with your Password

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To find the password/passphrase on the Linksys router, connect a PC to one of it's Ethernet ports, load a web browser, and go to the URL This will take you to a popup box which asks you to enter a username and password to login to your router. On older models the username is left blank and the password is “admin”. On newer models, both the username and password is “admin”.

Once you get in to the router management tool, look for the security portion. There you will find the password or passphrase you are using for your WEP or WPA security encryption.

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Your printer is saying that you should secure your wireless internet. Try resetting the router by holding the reset button located on the back for at least 30 seconds.

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I need to gain a passphrase to set up my internet on my labtop. How can I get this passphrase? I never set one up for my labtop and now I can't gain access to my new internet provider because of this...

Check the manufacturer's website for the default access to the router configuration (maybe "admin" and "password") but I think the newer transmitters come wirth the wifi disabled out of the box and you need to configure it before you can use it.

If someone else configured it for you you'll have to do a factory reset and reconfigure the whole thing over again..

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Hi Sharmelle1, thanks for this info - I think you wanted to secure your wireless connection? I don't know if you've tried to do this already, so will set this out as if this is your first attempt.

Note: use a wired connection to the router when changing the router configuration.

There are four main steps. They are the same for most routers, but I have used the linksys manual for specifics.

1) Login to your router:
Open your web browser as if about to view a web page, but instead type the router address in the address bar. For this router, it is (note, there is no 'www')
Enter the username and password when requested. If you have never changed these, the username should be left blank, while the password is admin.

You should then see a configuration screen (the user interface).

2) Change the router password.
Click the 'Administration' option, then 'Management'
You should see the option to enter and confirm a new password for your router (click 'save settings' when finished...)

3) Change the SSID (router name):
Click the 'Wireless' menu option and 'Basic Wireless Settings' (Wireless Network). The SSID (router name) is displayed on the page. The default is 'linksys'.

It's best to change this to something else (anything is OK, as long as you can remember it. But not something that could identify you, or your location.)

4) Enable encryption
Still in the 'Wireless' menu option, click 'Security'. Under the 'Security mode' dropdown you have a number of options for encryption. WPA is safest....I would pick WPA-Personal.

I would leave the default settings, but in the box marked WPA shared key you should enter a long password, or passphrase, between 8 and 63 letters/numbers long. This can be any series of letters/ numbers, or you can use a phrase with numbers ( eg - 456HappyhOLIdaystoyou8899). It is case sensitive.

Note down the passphrase carefully. You will need this to connect wirelessly. (The WPA shared key may also be called the network key, PSK, pre-shared key or passphrase). Click 'Save settings' when finished.
That's it, you have secured your network, and can close the screen.

When you next connect wirelessly, you'll see the router with its new name in your 'available wireless networks'. When you attempt to connect, you are asked for the WPA shared key you set in Step 4. If all goes well, you can then save this and will connect automatically in future.

Hope this helps you. Please come back to Fixya if this doesn't work or if you need help with any of it.

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You will be able to get the wep key or passphrase from the wireless router or access point.

To some routers, the SSID (wireless network name) and WEP keys are found underneath the router itself. It you cannot see any, then you will need to access the setup page of the router.

This depends on what is the brand of your router.

If you let me know the brand and model I might be able to help you in checking the settings.

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