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In need of network key(WEP/WPA key). What and where is this? Bought new laptop and need to connect to router. Thanks

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You might have to go to Control Panel and Internet Options and Connection and make sure 'Never Dial a Connection' is clicked, then apply and reboot.
If the router isn't passworded you'll connect to the internet.

Hope this helps

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The WPA key/network key/passphrase will have been set when (if) you set up security on your router. (If you did not set up security, the connection will show as unsecured, and there is no WPA key/network key to enter.)

You can find the network key by logging in to your router user interface. Open a web browser and type the router address in the address bar, which is usually 192.168.2.1 for this router (note, there is no 'www').

This should bring up a popup box for you to enter your username and/or password. If no-one has changed them, I think the default password is blank, ie type nothing, just press return.

If you have a WPA key, you should find it under 'Security' on the 'Wireless' menu. It may also be called the passphrase, Pre-Shared key, PSK, or network key.

Please post again on Fixya if you have a problem with this, or if you don't have encryption and would like a hand with setting this up.

Posted on Dec 27, 2008

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If you don't know the key for the router reset it to factory spec and then put in a new key. Go to the manufacturer web site and download a manual if you do not know how to reset.

Posted on Dec 26, 2008

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Right-click this icon 5449-001.png at the bottom-right corner of the screen and select Connect to a network.

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