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Have lost the key to my belkin FSD7633-4 - Belkin (F5D7230-4) Router (587009)

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  • nicky15m Feb 19, 2009

    sorry, should read F5D7633-4...if I try and log on to my home wireless, it asks for a network key (WEP or WPA key it says) but my son has managed to wipe this and I have no idea what it is...

  • nicky15m Feb 19, 2009

    Help finding it I guess....it appeared for years as asterisks in the 'network key' box but that has been deleted and I have no idea what to type in!!

  • nicky15m Feb 19, 2009

    have typed in ipconfig and under wireless network connection it just says 'Media State.......;Media disconnected'

  • nicky15m Feb 19, 2009

    OK - realise I am an IT ****** but that's the whole problem - I can't connect to teh router without the network key?

  • nicky15m Feb 19, 2009

    thank you so much - seems to have worked somehow but not sure how!

  • nicky15m Feb 19, 2009

    thank you so much - seems to have worked somehow but not sure how!

  • Peter Steiert
    Peter Steiert May 11, 2010

    WEP or WPA are forms of wireless encryption authentication. If you are being asked to enter a password to join the wireless network it means the connection is encrypted and requires an authentication key to gain access to the connection.

    So do you need help making one or do you need help finding the wireless encryption key?


  • Peter Steiert
    Peter Steiert May 11, 2010

    Do you mean the wireless encryption key or something else?

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Okay, follow these instructions for locating your wireless encryption key. If for some reason the instructions do not solve your problem, call Belkin Technical Support for assistance in resetting the Wireless Encryption Key.

You will need to gain access to your router's control panel. To do this wego to Start>Programs>Accessories>Command Prompt. From heretype in:ipconfig
Press ENTER to execute the command. A listshould be returned listing some IP Address. Look for the oneassociated with,"Default Gateway."

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Afterward open your Internet Browser(Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc...) and type the IP Address associatedwith the default gateway into the address field of the browser. DO NOTadd www. or .com. Afterward press ENTER or click GO as if you wanted tovisit a website.

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Once you're atthe control panel you will probably be asked to log in. If you donot know your login details you can always try the default. Tofind these you can either search your router's user manual or head tothe online search engines entering your router's manufacturer's name,the router's model #, and the words, "default password" into the samesearch request to bring up the default login credentials. For example:

Linksys WRT54G default password

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If you still can't manage to log in to your router's control panel you will have to contact the technical support department of your router's manufacturer (In this case Belkin) asking them for assistance in resetting the login user ID and password of the router.

Onceyou manage to log in to your router's control panel. Look for anythinghinting Wireless security or Wireless settings. Once found, look for theregion which controls settings on wireless encryption. Once found look around in the region for Wireless Encryption settings. Once you find them you should also locate your Wireless Encryption Key or a passphrase which can be used in place of the Wireless Encryption Key. Make sure to writedown the pass-phrase and/or the password for future reference.

Just make sure to try out the passphrase/password before exiting the control panel. Otherwise you'll have to follow these directions all back over again.

Let me know how it turns out and if I can help you out any further.

Posted on Feb 19, 2009

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  • Peter Steiert
    Peter Steiert Feb 19, 2009

    Are you typing, "ipconfig" on a computer that is actually connected to the router? Otherwise it won't work.

  • Peter Steiert
    Peter Steiert Feb 19, 2009

    If you have a spare CAT5 (Ethernet) cable lying around you can directly connect your computer to the router to open the router's control panel and get the Wireless Encryption Key.

  • Peter Steiert
    Peter Steiert Feb 19, 2009

    As a general question, the computer you're using to talk to me, is it connected to the router which you're trying to retrieve the Wireless Encryption Key from? If so, use the steps I mentioned above on the computer you're using to talk to me and you will be able to retrieve the Wireless Encryption Key.

  • Peter Steiert
    Peter Steiert Feb 19, 2009

    You're quite welcome. A rating would be appreciated. :-)

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