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Had access with 1 computer to wireless network and want to add a 2nd computer but I don't know the key - how can I find this?

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You can check the wireless security on the router's GUI.

1. Open any web browser like Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator.
Connect to the router by typing http://192.168.1.1 in the address field and click Enter or Return key. (that is the default IP of the router but if you changed it you may use that IP address)
A window will prompt for a user name and password. The default, there is no username, leave the username blank and admin is the password.

2. Click the Wireless tab and look for the wireless security. Look for the key 1 if your using WEP or the passphrase if your using WPA.

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If it is your network, you can reset the router to factory settings (press the reset button for in the back of the router for a few seconds; that will remove any existing protection). Any computer within range will be able to connect to you network.
Then you will have to access the web administration page of the router and set a new password and the other definitions of your network.
If you are not sure how to do it, check the router manual first and, if you don't have it anymore, download it fron the Linksys support pages.

Posted on Jul 20, 2009

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What is a better solution to signal strength issue, use a signal enhancer or an additional router on top of the one already being used.
also which signal enhancer and app. cost if known

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Welcome to Fixya. The security key can be found when you access the wireless settings page of the router. To access the router page you need a working computer that is connected to the router. To access the router page just open a browser then type 192.168.2.1, the Default password isblank.

Click on Security under Wireless and look for the Security Key or Network Key (Passphrase)

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The Zero Configuration Utility built into Windows XP may vary depending on if you have installed Service Pack 1 or not.

Download Service Pack 1 here.

Without Service Pack 1

Step 1 Right-click on the two computer monitor icons in the system tray and select View Available Wireless Networks.

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Step 2 Highlight your wireless network which is the SSID of your wireless network (if you are connecting to a D-Link router or access point it will be default) and click Connect.

Step 3 If you do not see your wireless network in the available networks box click on the Advanced button. Select Add and type in the SSID of your router or access point, uncheck this computer is connected in and ad-hoc peer-to-peer network, and then click OK.

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Please read here regarding Service Pack 1 and disabling the SSID Broadcast.

Step 1 Right-click on the two computer monitor icons in the system tray and select View Available Wireless Networks.

Step 2 Uncheck the Allow me to connect to this wireless network even though it is not secure box. Highlight your wireless network (if you are connecting to a D-Link router or access point it will be default), and click Connect.

Step 3 If you do not see your wireless network in the available networks box click on the Advanced button. Select Add and type in the SSID of your router or access point, uncheck this computer is connected in and ad-hoc peer-to-peer network, and then click OK.

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If you router is already set up and you want to add a new computer, you don't need to run the set up CD for the router again.
If you want to add a new wireless device ( laptop or any other wireless device) to the network, then you should know all the wireless settings of the router. What wireless settings do you need to know ?
You should know the wireless network name ( SSID ), wireless channel and the wireless security password
( network key ). Once you get all the wireless settings of the router , you will need to connect to the wireless network on the computer. when you try to connect to the network , you will see your wireless network in the list. You just need to select your network and connect to it. If it is secured then you will need to enter the network key and you will be able to go online.
To check the wireless settings of the router , you will need to access the router set up page. On the set up page you will find all the wireless settings of the router.
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I misplaced my cd to connect my other laptop to the wireless router, WRT54G, and I'm trying to get it through your site


If your router is already set up and you want to add a new computer, you don't need to run the set up CD for the router again.
If you want to add a new wireless device ( laptop or any other wireless device) to the network, then you should know all the wireless settings of the router. What wireless settings do you need to know ?
You should know the wireless network name ( SSID ), wireless channel and the wireless security password
( network key ). Once you get all the wireless settings of the router , you will need to connect to the wireless network on the computer. when you try to connect to the network , you will see your wireless network in the list. You just need to select your network and connect to it. If it is secured then you will need to enter the network key and you will be able to go online.
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How do i hook up 2nd computer to router wireless ''g'' wgr614


Hi, if this computer is going to be wired then just connect it to the router using a ethernet cable and can access internet.

For wireless, follow the steps below to check security key:

Please follow the steps on a computer connected to the router so as to check the network key:
1. Open the browser(Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox).
2. Access the router usually http://192.168.1.1 else try http://www.routerlogin.com
3. Login to the router (User Name = admin Password = password unless you have changed it).
4. Click on Wireless Settings'(under Setup) from the left menu.
5. Check if 'WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy)' or 'WPA-PSK (Wi-Fi Protected Access Pre-Shared Key)' is selected under 'Security Options'.
6. If WPA-PSK is selected, copy the code entered in the passphrase.
7. If WEP is selected, copy the code entered in the Key that has a black dot before it.
This is the code required for connecting the wireless computer to the routers' wireless network.
In some cases, for security reasons the passphrase might show as asterisks. In this case type a new password and click apply. You will then have to use the same password for all the wireless devices connecting to the network.

Scan for the wieless network on the concerned computer and connect to the network.

I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue.

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make sure your dsl modem is on PPPoE mode so that it autoconnects..
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1) try to connect new computer to LinkSys Router using a Lan cable, add new PC to your network.
2) recover protocol (WEP or WPA) and Key of WLAN (Passphrase or Key: TKIP or AES) either from other PC on same network either from your Router.
3) If you missed actual key you must connect to router and reset it to a new key to be eventually used for every connected device.
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first go to router setting page, for access router page the default ip add is 192.168.1.1 try this first, if the router page is not open then check the default Gateway in u r pc and keep the ip add of ur pc ob tend automatically

1. when the page is open then go to wireless potion>wireless security>
2. then select encryption type WEP > 64 bits
3. then type pass phrase>click on "generate network key"
4. routher will generate 4 network key , select first key as wireless security key.
5. save this settings.
now the wireless connectivity automatically disconnected

6. now search the wireless network on u r pc .
7. when u get u r wireless network , then connect to this network
now the wireless network key is ask bye system ,
8. type the network key which generated by router .

and connect 2 u r wireless network

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Need To Secue Network


hello!

there are so many way you can secure your wireless network.

CHANGE THE SSID AND CHANNEL

1: Open the router page 192.168.1.1 >> type this in the internet explorer address bar.
2: Click Wireless from the left menu
3: The settings to Wireless section of Router appear.Click Channel and SSID.
4: Change the Wireless Network Name (SSID) To identify your wireless network. To change the SSID, type in the SSID that you want to use in the SSID field and click Apply Changes.
5: Change the Wireless Channel to 1, 6 or 11. If there are other wireless networks operating in your area, your network should be set to operate on a channel that is different than the other wireless networks. Select channel from Wireless Channel drop-down menu. Click Apply Changes.

CHANGE THE WIRELESS MODE

Using the Wireless Mode Switch. This switch allows you to set the Router’s wireless modes. There are several modes. Note: Some modes may require firmware updates to be enabled. Select wireless mode from Wireless Mode drop-down menu. Click Apply Changes.

a) 802.11g only - this mode will allow only 802.11g-compliant devices to join the network, keeping out any slower 802.11b devices.

b) 802.11g & 802.11b - this mode will let 802.11g- and 802.11b-compliant devices to join the network.

c) 802.11n & 802.11g - this mode will allow N1/draft 802.11n- and 802.11g-compliant devices to join the network, keeping out any slower 802.11b devices.

d) 802.11n only - this mode will allow only N1/draft 802.11n-compliant devices to join the network, keeping out 802.11g and 802.11b devices.

e) Off - This mode will turn OFF the Router’s access point, so no wireless devices can join the network. Turning off the wireless function of your Router is a great way to secure your network when you are away from home for a long period of time, or don’t want to use the wireless feature of the Router at a certain time.

DISABLE SSID BROADCAST

This advanced feature will not broadcast your network’s SSID. Doing so will keep your network name hidden from computers that are scanning for the presence of wireless networks. To turn off the broadcast of the SSID, remove the check mark from the box next to Broadcast SSID, and then click Apply Changes.

ENABLE WIRELESS SECURITY
To access the security settings, click Security.

Setting WPA Security

Note: To use WPA security, your wireless network cards must be equipped with software that supports WPA. WPA-PSK uses what is known as a pre-shared key as the security key. A pre-shared key is basically a password that is between eight and 39 characters long. It can be a combination of letters, numbers, or characters.

a) From the Security Mode drop-down menu, select WPA-PSK (no server).
b) For Encryption Technique, select TKIP or AES. This setting will have to be identical on the clients that you set up.
c) Enter your pre-shared key. This can be from eight to 39 characters and can be letters, numbers, or symbols. This same key must be used on all of the clients that you set up.
d) Click Apply Changes to finish. You must now set all clients to match these settings.

ENABLE WIRELESS MAC ADDRESS FILTERING

The MAC address filter is a powerful security feature that allows you to specify which computers are allowed on the wireless network. This list applies only to wireless computers. This list can be configured so any computer attempting to access the wireless network that is not specified in the filter list will be denied access. When you enable this feature, you must enter the MAC address of each client (computer) to which you want to allow network access. The Block feature lets you turn on and off access to the network easily for any computer without having to add and remove the computer’s MAC address from the list.

Setting up an Allow Access List

1. Click MAC Access Control.

2. Select the Allow radio button to begin setting up a list of computers allowed to connect to the wireless network.

3. Next, in the MAC Address field that is blank, type in the MAC address of the wireless computer you want to be able to access the wireless network, then click Add.

4. Continue to do this until all of the computers you want to add have been entered.

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