Question about Netopia 2247NWG-VGx Wireless Router (2247NWGVGX)
Ive replaced my router with a new one. I am trying to connect to my wireless internet. My computer is asking me for a network key. How do I find the network key?
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."
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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.
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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
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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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