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Need network key

I can't connect to the internet on one of my computers It says I need a network key, but I don't think I made one and I don't know how to find it.

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  • paul3510 Jan 20, 2013

    I looked up other stuff and apparently I need to update to windows xp service package 3, that should work. Thanks for the suggestions though 3 suggestions in as many hours is surprising.

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What cable or internet modem are you using at&t, comcast,dish network,etc?

Posted on Jan 20, 2013

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SOURCE: Forgot the Network Key

you can get the network key if you can connect a computer directly to your westell modem. you can use any of the 4 ports on the back of it labeled E1,E2, and so on. then open your internet explorer and in the address bar type any of this http://dslrouter or http://192.168.1.1. next click the configuration menu on the top then select wireless. you'll see there the security or authentication type.

if you really want to reset the modem, press the reset button on the back of it for 5-10 sec.


Posted on May 27, 2008

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Since you want to access the router setup page and get the wireelss security for your laptop you can try this:
Open a web browser like internet explorer or Netscape. Enter the ip address of your router in the address bar of your browser. In the picture above the address bar has http://www.google.com in it. Just replace all of that with the ip address of your router. By default the ip address should be set to 192.168.1.1.
You should see a box prompting you for your username and password. Enter your username and password now. By default the username is blank, and the password is admin. Click the Ok button to log in to your router.

If the default password didn't work you need to reset the router by pressing the reset button for 15 seconds so it will be back to its default settings with default password which is admin.

But if you successfully log in to the router page just go to the Wireless tab and there you can find all the wireless settings of your router including the wireless security key...

Posted on Nov 17, 2008

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SOURCE: cannot connect 2nd computer to internet

Well, sounds like you have a wep or wap encryption on your network...Usually to fix it (if you don't know your wep or wap) just press the reset button on your router. This has happened to me before, and that is all i had to do.

Posted on Jan 10, 2009

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SOURCE: Cant connect to my wireless network

You have to connect to the router's Control Panel. Here are some directions in connecting to your router's control panel then setting up the encryption to a more secure type:

In order to secure your connection you need to gain access to yourrouter's control panel. To do this we go toStart>Programs>Accessories>Command Prompt. From here type in:ipconfig
Press ENTER to execute the command. A list should bereturned listing some IP Address. Look for the one associated with,"Default Gatewaty."

Here is a picture.

Afterward openyour Internet Browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc...) and type theIP Address associated with the default gateway into the address field ofthe browser. DO NOT add www. or .com. Afterward press ENTER or click GOas if you wanted to visit a website.

Here is a picture.

Once you'reat the control panel you will probably be asked to log in. If you do notknow your login details you can always try the default. To find theseyou can either search your router's user manual or head to the onlinesearch engines entering your router's manufacturer's name, the router'smodel #, and the words, "default password" into the same search requestto bring up the default login credentials. For example:

Linksys WRT54G default password

Here is a picture.

Ifyou still can't manage to log in to your router's control panel youwill have to contact the technical support department of your router'smanufacturer asking them for assistance in resetting the login user IDand password of the router.

Once you manage to log in to your router's control panel. Look for anything hinting Wirelesssecurity or Wireless settings. Once found, look for the region whichcontrols settings on wireless encryption. You will want to encrypt your wireless connection with the WPA-PSK authentication method using the TKIP encryption. If there is no such option, just use WPA encryption.

Afterward use a pass-phrase to make a wireless securitypassword, or just make your own password. Make sure to write down thepass-phrase and/or the password as you will need it to connect to yourwireless connection at a later time (This is your Wireless Encryption Key). After you save your settings inthe router control-panel your Wireless Internet Connection should be secured.

Let us know how everything turns out and if we can assist you further.

Posted on Feb 18, 2009

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SOURCE: Forgot the Network Key

Ok, if her main computer is connected wireless, and still works, you may not have to reset the router at all.

Go here: http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wireless_key.html

download it, and run it on her main computer. It basically finds the key that windows has already saved, and allows you to view it.

Let me know if you have any other issue. :)

Posted on May 28, 2009

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