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Can't find my "wep" key so my laptop can access the security encripted house computer

Wireless network name is : ZY0678

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Posted on Nov 02, 2012

Testimonial: "The correct answer was to leave the username blank and use "admin" as the password. This did indeed enable me to access the page that allowed me to recover (or re-generate) a wep key that allowed my laptop access to the house desktop computer. Thanks so much!"

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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try to access the set up page of your router... go first to the command prompt and type in IPCONFIG then if youll get a valid ip add type in on the address bar 192.168.1.1.. admin is the password. on teh set up page pls clink on wireless then security... just change your password but be sure to remember it,

Posted on Jan 21, 2008

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SOURCE: having trouble adding computer to wireless network

this is just easy.. what you should type is the encryption key only... if your security is wep, only the encryption key or key 1 is needed. if your security is wpa, only the passphrase is needed.. it is very CASE SENSITIVE.. but if you see that the name has changed to LINKYS_SES, then you have a problem there because your wireless settings has changed due to the button on your router which is the secure easy set-up on the upper left corner which is the cisco button.

Posted on Feb 21, 2008

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SOURCE: Can not remember or find network security key

You may need to access the router's setup page to check the security key or the network key you have set up to the router. To do this:

  1. Launch IE and type 192.168.1.1 on the address field using a computer that is wired to the router. It is the default IP address of the router. It will then ask for a username and password. By default, there is no username and the password is admin.
  2. Once you're in the router's user Interface, click Wireless tab. There is a sub-tab under Wireless which is called Wireless Security. Click on it.
  3. There you will find the type of wireless security you have enabled in your router as well as the network key.
Hope this helps!

Posted on Nov 22, 2008

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SOURCE: Not prompted for network security key

Hi,

You could try just typing in www.routerlogin.com and entering your router password.. (my default is 'admin' for user and 'password' for password) and then go into the Wireless section, or the Security section and enable WEP with whatever password you will remember easily.
If in doubt, you can Restore Factory Settings and that'll clear any encryption or MAC filtering you might have set up, then you can start with a clean slate, and enter your new router username/passcode and your wireless encryption password and write it down somewhere safe!

Good luck!

Chris (ziraffa)

Posted on Jan 01, 2009

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SOURCE: Cannot get a second computer on my secure wireless network

Have you set the properties on the second computer to match the security expected by the router? Since one computer works I would compare the settings for the network connection and set the second computer to the same.

Posted on Mar 15, 2009

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