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Find my wireless security key

I don't have the Linksys application on this PC that is hard-wired to the router. My WinXP system had it, but it is dead. How can I reconnect to that router and see my security key, etc.?

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Hit the start button in the start menu go to run type cmd that should bring you to a black screen this is your comand prompt type ipconfig then press enter scroll thru and you will find numbers such as 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.2.1 you get the idea what ever pops up thats what you need to type in your web browzer those numbers and dont forget the dots this only works if you are hard wired if you are not hard wired try it on a wireless divice that is already conected to the router if you dont have these options of hard most not all routers you can take a pen and hit the factory reset button for five seconds this will turn the router back to factory settings and most likely wont have a pass code good luck

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hi,
in order to get the secret code or security key,you have to log into linksys router interface.the detailed steps are given below:
1)connect a computer to linksys router using an ethernet cable(hardware connection)
2)open a browser(internet explorer or firefox or safari) and in the address bar type in- 192.168.1.1
3)It will prompt you for a username and password-leave the username blank,and in password field type in- admin(in lowercase)
4)now you should be in router page--click on wireless tab,next you can click on security sub tab which will be below to wireless tab(not the security tab adjacent to wireless)
5)now you should be able to view your security key as wep key or wpa key.
6)close the browser without making any change.


p.s:type the address(192.168.1.1.) in address box ,not in any search box,
thank you.

Posted on Dec 11, 2008

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You will need to assign a different ip address to the Westell modem - I am assuming that both the router & modem are using the same ip address 192.168.1.1? If that is the case, then assign 192.168.1.2 to the modem.

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Check on your cables makes sure they are inserted properly and the cord should be free of kinks, scrapes or loose connections......Also check the back of your computer make sure your ethernet card (the one that has the green lights/LED's) is seated properly (not loose)....

Good Luck.....hope this helps...if not let us know....cheers

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Using your static IP, use your Internet browser (Explorer?) and go to:

192.168.1.1

A menu will appear:
Username: admin
Password: admin

You can configure it from there.

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Go to Administrative Page on your router at section Setup - Basic and activate: Keep Alive : Redial Period 30 seconds.

After that restart your router

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To setup your router's wireless security settings:
i. Accessing the web-based setup page
ii. Setting-Up the Wireless Security
Accessing the web-based setup page

Step 1:
Access the router's web-based setup page by opening a web browser. On the Address bar, enter your router's local IP address then press [Enter].

NOTE: The default IP Address of Linksys routers is "192.168.1.1". For instructions on accessing the web-based setup page using a Mac computer, click here.

Step 2:
When the login prompt appears, enter your router's Username and Password.

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NOTE: If some of the tabs are missing in the web-based setup page, upgrade the firmware of your router. For instructions, click here. You can also set the wireless security of your Linksys E-Series routers with Cisco Connect. To learn how, click here.

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On the Wireless Security sub-tab, there are various wireless security options that you can choose from.

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However, as mentioned earlier, the three most commonly used security modes are WEP, WPA Personal (or WPA Pre-Shared Key), and WPA2 Personal. The instructions below will show you how to set up the following security modes. On the other hand, the WPA2/WPA Enterprise Mixed Mode, WPA Enterprise, WPA2 Enterprise, and RADIUS security modes will only work if the router is connected to a RADIUS server.
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Step 1:
On Security Mode, select WEP.

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Step 2:
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NOTE: The 128-bit key uses a higher level of encryption compared to the 64 bit WEP. It uses a 104 bit (26 Hex Character).

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Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA)

Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) is a Wi-Fi standard designed to improve the security features of WEP. WPA is stronger than WEP encryption. PSK and PSK2, the two types of WPA, give you a choice between two encryption methods: the Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP), which incorporates Message Integrity Code (MIC) to provide protection against hackers, and Advanced Encryption System (AES), which utilizes a symmetric 128-Bit block data encryption.

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Enter username = ( blank) and password = admin
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