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I have no serial number for my netgear wpn824

I am trying to connect up to my wii but am unable to without a serial number or key number .How can i resllve this?

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Serial Number is related to device and normally is not required for connection ( you can find it on device label)
What you prpbavbly need is the security key (WEP or WPA) this key was set when WLAN was created.
You can recover it
OR You can create a NEW key:
1 Connect to your Netgear (use your gateway address in connection status or IPCONFIG)
2 In Wireless setting you can recover the existing Key protocol and text in clear.

Posted on Jan 03, 2009

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this is efault acees router.
then it rpompts for usename and password

type userbname "admin"
password :"admin"
or password is blank
then go to advanced security.
u find encryption key read it .
then when u try to connet this the key fopr connect your wfi .
if u not able to connect the router first then u have to reset your router.
for that u have to ptress reset switch for 10 seconds it is in back side of your router.
but pls let me know

Posted on Jan 03, 2009


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First you should check the version of you WPN824 (v1,v2 or v3). If there are no Version after the model number, it should be a version 1. Download the Firmware of your router given the correct version at this link :

This is assuming that other wireless laptops has the same problem onyour wireless router. If other Laptops works great on your wirelessrouter without dropping any wireless connection, then you shouldconsider upgrading the wireless adapter on you own laptop.

***(If you haven't tried connecting otherwireless laptop wirelessly to the netgear, then you should try it firstto be sure that the netgear is the problem)

Steps on how to upgrade Netgear firmware :

  1. Download the correct file depending on your location and unzip the file to a convenient place such as your desktop.
  2. Log in the router at or (or ) (Which ever will work)
  3. Default User name : admin / password : password
  4. Click Maintenance > Router Upgrade.
  5. Click Browse and locate the file you just downloaded.
  6. Click Upload. While the firmware is loading, do not interrupt the upgrade process.

***Therouter reboots when the upgrade is complete.
***Tocheck that the upgrade was successful, log in to the router again at check the firmware version.

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