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Can't get wireless connection on new computer.

I have an old computer that connects (wireless) to the internet through my D1-524 router and modem. I got another computer, and I cannot get a wireless connection from the same location as the old computer. When I try to connect, it asks for a network key (either WRP or WEA, if I remember correctly). How do I get such a network key? i have lost the ability to get online wirelessly although when I hit the wifi catcher it shows that it is available. I have even hooked the comuter up with an ethernet cable and still no cnnection.

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  • sromsey Mar 02, 2009

    Okay, you lost me. I have no idea how to do what you are suggesting. Can you please wlak me through the process?

    Thanks in advance for your help.


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This key is set by you in the router setup. It is what makes your router secure, so your neighbors don't use your bandwidth.

Open IE and go to or if that doesn't work try

Log in with your ID and PW. In those screens you will find the WEP key you set.

Posted on Mar 02, 2009

  • Damon Gray
    Damon Gray Mar 05, 2009

    Yes, I'll do that. It's late for me now, though (I"m an early riser), so I'll walk you through it tomorrow. :-)

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    Damon Gray Mar 05, 2009

    SRomsey, Sorry to take so long to get back to you on this. What you are experiencing is a security measure that prevents other people who live close to you from stealing your internet bandwidth. If I park in your driveway and try to use your internet connection, I will be unable to do so because you have established this WEP Key, and I don't know what it is. Unfortunately, and the moment, you don't either! ;-)

    To get this key, you need to "talk" to your router from a computer that IS on the network. You can do this by using the older system that is online, or you can use a cable to plug directly into one of the CAT5 ports on the back of your router.

    Now, these home routers that are being put out are pretty slick little boxes in that they host a very small web site within themselves, and this web site is what you use to administer the router. Since it is a little web site, you talk to it with an Internet Browser like IE, or FireFox, just like you would to go to any web site. The default address for your router is Type it in exactly as you see it there, and hit Enter.

    When the site loads, you will need to log into the router. By default (if you have never set this up) the ID is admin and the password is blank. If it is still the default, you really want to change that for security reasons. (You can set a new password on the Tools tab later)

    Once you are logged in, you will see a Wireless button on the left menu. Click it. If my suspicions are correct, you will note the WEP radio button is selected, and the WEP keys are at the bottom. In most cases, the only key you need is Key 1. Enter that value in when the 2nd computer is asking for it, and you should be online.

    Good Luck!!


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