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How do you access WPA Key Settings on a ZyXEL modem?

I just got a new laptop computer. When I tried the internet, it wouldn't work. When I pinged it, it was registering a 75% loss. So I swapped wireless modems. The WPA key was written on a label on the old modem (which I returned to the telephone company), and so now I have no clue what the WPA key is. I knew how to access the modem and change the settings on our old modem, but with this new ZyXEL modem, I can't seem to access it. Is there any way to access the settings and change the WPA?
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    i canot find my aseces to the internet by modem or finding my wep key and wpa key

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To access Zyxel configuration/setup utility, launch a web browser (Internet Explorer, Opera, Firefox, or Netscape, etc.) on your computer, type in http://192.168.1.1 (default IP address for most Zyxel wireless devices) in your Internet browser's Location/Address bar, and then press Enter on your keyboard. 
If presented with a user authentication (login) screen, try the following:

Default Username - Zyxel Wireless Router: N/A (none, leave blank)
Default Password - Zyxel Wireless Router : 1234 

If you cannot login using the above, verify that (a) you are entering your password correctly, and that (b) your CAPSLOCK key is off. It could also be due to the firmware (a set of instructions stored on an EEPROM microchip) on your Zyxel product being corrupt. If so, you would need to reset your Zyxel WiFi router to its factory default settings.

IMPORTANT: Do not forget to promptly secure your Zyxel router (using a strong password, a non-obvious WEP Key, etc.) following a reset to factory default settings. Failing to do so may potentially expose your entire WLAN to scammers.

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You have to get access to the wireless router or modem, to do that usually you have to type in your browser: http://192.168.0.1 some modems use http://192.168.1.254

You will find more help here:

http://www.microsoft.com/athome/moredone/wirelesssetup.mspx

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