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Network security key changed now wireless won't work

In the properties section of the wireless connection set-up the network security key used to let others access my wifi was changed to a password name by typing over it. We didn't write down the original key which was a long series if upper and lower case letters and numbers combination.

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Go to manage wireless networks in your computer and clear all your old networks. Now try reconnecting.

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Most wireless routers have a RESET button to restore the wireless back to the factory defaults then you can configure the wireless setting (SSID and WPA or WPA2 encryption setting).
To secure your wireless network from unauthorized access, please click on this link and follow my instructions :- http://www.fixya.com/support/r3559128-wireless_router_security

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SOURCE: network key for router.

In onder to obtain this information you need a computer that has internet connection through the router, if you have a main computer that is wired through the router then use that computer if not try to hardwire the laptop to the router(plug it to any of the number ports that say ethernet/lan). Access the setup page of the router by typing 192.168.2.1(deafult IP address of the router) on the address bar of your browser(i.e. Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari), type admin for the username and leave the password blank. Go to the Wireless Settings/Configuration tab of the router and verify the security mode(WEP or WPA)

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SOURCE: NETGEAR WGR614v7 Network Security key

Hi, you need to connect to the routers admin pages to configure the wireless settings and security. Check out this page:-
http://kbserver.netgear.com/kb_web_files/n101676.asp

When you get to step 6, click the WPA-PSK security setting and it will give you a box to type in a password of your choice, make it memorable but difficult to guess, so a mixture of numbers and letters. I think its a min of 8 characters.
Hope this helps..

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SOURCE: i cant connect thru my netgear router model wgr614v7

If you hook your PC directly to the router using an Ethernet cable you don't need the key. You can log into the router and change the WEP Key to anything you want, but u have to be directly connected to the router not going through the wireless.

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SOURCE: Can't get the Linksys Router's list of Network Security Settings

The router has a built-in web-server.
So, just connect your web-browser to that web-server,
select the correct page, and click PRINT.

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SOURCE: Can't get to wireless setup page.Set network name &security

you can use default ip 192.168.1.1 go to this page from internet explorer, then they ask you for user name and password just you type ADMIN/ADMIN then enter.. after you can change your any setting.. hope to solve your problem...

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That more than likely mean you have put the password in wrong or you are using the wrong authentication type.

For Windows XP below:
Click Start/Control Panel/Network Connections then Right Click on the WirelessNetwork Connection and select Properties. When the Properties window openclick the Wireless Networks tab. Click on the SSID for your wirelessnetwork that you connect to and the Properties window will open. You canchange the Authentication Type to match the type set in your wireless routerand you can also change your password or Network Key to make sure you have itin correctly.

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AuthenticationThat means you probably don't have the password or theAuthentication Type set correctly.

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For Windows XP below:
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Click Start/Control Panel/Network and Sharing Center then look to the left of the open window and click Manage Wireless Networks. Find the SSID of the network that you connect to and double click it. When the window opens click the Security tab to change the Security Type (which is the Authentication), The Encryption Type and the Network Security Key (which is the password).

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Click Start/Control Panel/Network and Internet/Network and Sharing Center then look to the left and select Manage Wireless Networks. Find the SSID of the network that you connect to and double click it. When the window opens click the Security tab to change the Security Type (which is the Authentication), The Encryption Type and the Network Security Key (which is the password).

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Without knowing what wireless device/adapter is trying to connect and lacking the information regarding the router you're using, the following is the best I can do with the information you've provided. If this does not work, please repost your question the same as you have, but include the info for the adapter, PC, operating system, and router (or as much of this as you can track down).
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Sir,

Under 'preffered networks', which can be found on the Wireless networls TAB in advanced settings, you will see your network there. Click on it and then hit properties. Under the 'Association' TAB, you will see network authentication, choose WPA-PSK or WPA, but I will imagine that your key is a Pre-shared key. Enter it there. Data encryption will be TKIP and not AES. Go to connection TAB, and make sure the box is checked in that section. If these steps fail, then you can always change your encryption to WEP. You can do this using a computer which connects to your internet through the WPA key. Once connected on that PC, open up command prompy using the command cmd in the RUN box when you click on the START TAB. A black box will open, simply type ipconfig and look for "default gateway"...it will have a number with a few dots, like this one: 192.168.1.254.....etc. Enter this code into your internet browser search bar, and hit enter. Your internet providers interface will show up, you can find a tab which will have something to do with wireless security, and there you can change the WPA to WEP, with a WEP key of your choice. If you are prompted for a password then you should know it! Sometimes, the usernames can be simply 'admin'. If you manage to change your security to WEP, you can use your laptop!

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