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What is a WPA for an xbox 360 wireless networking adaptor

I've done everything i need to do to get it ready. all i need to do now is just to put in the WPA, but i don't no what it is!!!

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  • Anonymous Jan 04, 2008

    what do i put in for a wpa

  • Anonymous Dec 21, 2008

    i need 2 no how to type my wap key into my xbox live to get it working

  • muzz4 Feb 03, 2009

    i need the wpa key

  • riksta1132 Feb 03, 2009

    ive3 got my ip adress and my ssid but i cant find my wpa adress

  • kristia1976 Feb 09, 2009

    we have done everthing but the x-box says we need a wpa what is that?

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2009

    i cant get the wpa and i cant find how to get new wpa either



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To connect your console to a wireless network Turn on your console and any wireless networking devices (such as a router or an access point).Attach the wireless networking adapter to the back of your console.Go to the System area of the Xbox Dashboard to enter your network settings.If all settings are correct, exit the System area. Your console should now be connected to your wireless network. Your WPA is your wireless security for your network. When you secured your network it asked you for your WPA key. Thats what you need to use. I hope you wrote it down somewhere. If not you'll have to log into your router and just change it to something new. If you do that make sure to right it down some where safe.

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Usually wpa or wep is written at the back of the router,

it could be referred to as Wireless security or password,

in case that its not written at the back, call your router support for that..

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Me and my cousin play xbox but we cant find the wpa code on our router and we dont have a cable

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I need to know how to get my WPA as well please help as so annoying not being able to go online.... grrrr

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Microsoft reccomend you use wep not wpa as the connection though less secure is mor reliable

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Smash up your x box and but a ps3

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