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Cannot find the WPA key

I have 3 computers, a new Mac (desktop), an HP laptop that uses Vista, and a Compaq laptop that uses XP. I just set up a new apple AirPort for my wireless router, and was able to get online on the Mac and on my HP just by entering in the password for the wireless network. However, for the compaq, it's saying I need the WPA key. I've been searching this problem for hours, and am not sure what is the correct thing to do... the heck to I find that?!? I've seen a lot of things suggesting I type my IP address into a brower window, but I am wondering if that is ''safe'', or are those just people trying to get my stuff? Sorry, I'm mostly computer illiterate...

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Check how many letters in your password, the wep standard needs i think 13, if you use less the machine "autifills" the rest, not all makes use the same defailt letter so if you add your own(any charactor will do just add "a"s) to the total of 13 and try that.

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The WPA key is just your wireless password.

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WOW ! NO OS STATE AT ALL, is this the virus magnet XP?or Vista.
Circa 2005 , 12 long years old.... no spring chicken this... not at all.
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as you saw that XP wireless agent cant see your routers
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if the router is set to WPA only and your agent (client app) is set to WEP
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why not look in your router first, see how its setup ?t.
mine is set to wpa+ (1 or 2)
but I could set it to accept WEP+WPA/1/2/ but id never do that.
ever,
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