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I need to find my private networks security key by going online the router web based setup page. I can not use the wireless connection until i find the security key.

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    Ryan Ruch May 11, 2010

    Is this a new setup, or do you need a key reset?

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You need to connect to the router by an Ethernet cable since you cannot connect over wireless without a key. Turn off or disable your radio, then connect an Ethernet cable between the computer and one of the LAN ports on the router. If your computer's Ethernet adapter is configured to get an automatic IP address, you should be able to access the router at this point.

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Checking or verifying the wireless settings of your Linksys Cable Gateway is important when connecting wireless devices to your network. This is the best route to take if you are unsure of your gateway's wireless settings.
The wireless settings that you need to take note of are:
  • SSID
  • SSID Broadcast
  • Wireless Security
To check the wireless settings on the Linksys gateway follow the steps below:
Step 1:
Access the gateway's web-based setup page. For instructions, click here. If you are using a Maccomputer to access the cable gateway's web-based setup page, click here.
Step 2:
Click the Wireless tab.


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Step 3:
Look for Wireless Network Name (SSID). It is recommended to change the SSID to something unique.


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Step 4:
Click the Wireless Security sub-tab and take note of the current Wireless Encryption Level and the Wireless SSID Broadcast if it is set to Enable or Disable.


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If Wireless Encryption Level is set to No Encryption, this means that the wireless security on the gateway is disabled.
If Wireless Encryption Level is set to 64 Bit Encryption or 128 Bit Encryption, check the value under Default Key and take note of the Wireless WEP Key that corresponds to it.


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Mar 27, 2014 | Linksys WCG200 Router

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How do i setup my wireless linksys model wcg200?


The wireless settings that you need to take note of are:
a. SSID - this is the name of your wireless network
b. SSID Broadcast - an indication if your SSID is showing on the list of networks available
c. Wireless Security - serves as the password for your wireless network

To check the wireless settings on the Linksys router, follow the steps below.
Checking the Wireless Settings on the Linksys Router
Step 1:
Access the router's web-based setup page. For instructions, click here. If you are using a Mac computer to access the web-based setup page, click here.
Step 2:
When the router's web-based setup page appears, click Wireless.
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Look for Wireless Network Name (SSID). If it's still set to "linksys", change it to something unique then click 6-4680.jpg NOTE: Take note if SSID Broadcast is Enabled or Disabled. If it is Enabled, it means your SSID will show among the list of wireless networks available when any wireless device will search for a network to connect to. If it is Disabled, it will not be visible.

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Step 4:
Click the Wireless Security subtab and take note of the current Security Mode.
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If Security Mode is set to WEP:
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Step 5:
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If you need more help come back.Post / thumbs / testimonial are welcome!
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Nov 23, 2010 | Linksys WCG200 Router

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I have forgoton my key words


If you forgot your password, we can actually access the router web ui.

Accessing the Router's Web-based Setup Page

Step 1: Open your web browser.

Step 2:Enter your router's IP address on the address bar and press the Enter key.
NOTE: The router's default IP address is http://192.168.1.1.
Step 3: The Enter Network Password window will then appear. Type your router's User name and Password. Click OK afterwards.

Web-based Setup Page Wireless Security Options

On the web-based setup page, you'll be able to see all of your router's wireless security features. Wireless settings wherein you can see your network name and once your click wireless security sub tab under wireless page you will then see your network key or password (passphrase).

Nov 05, 2010 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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How do i find the security key


You will need to access the setup page of the Linksys router to get the wireless security key.

On a wired computer's browser, type 192.168.1.1 in the address bar.

By default, leave the username blank, and the password is admin.

Once in the setup page, go to Wireless > Wireless security. You will see the network key. Take note of the key because this is your wireless security key to use on your wireless computer.

I hope this helps!

May 18, 2010 | Linksys WRT160N Wireless Router

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I got new laptop and i want to conect with wireles but is asking for security key which i dont know where to check to find it. How can i do it/


All Linksys routers have a built-in web-based setup page that allows the user to customize settings and set up advanced properties.
NOTE: Before accessing the router’s web-based setup page, make sure the router is powered on and the computer is wired to one of the Ethernet ports on the router (1, 2, 3 or 4 ).

Accessing the Router’s Web-Based Setup Page
Step 1:
Open a web browser such as Internet Explorer.
Step 2:
Go to the Address bar and enter your router’s IP address ("192.168.1.1" is the default IP of most Linksys routers) then press [Enter].
Step 3:
A new window will prompt for a User name and Password. Leave the User name field blank then enter your router’s password ("admin" is the default password), then click OK.

To setup or SEE the WPA Wireless Security on your Linksys router, follow the steps below:
Setting-Up the Wireless Router to Use WPA
Step 1:
Access the router’s web-based setup page. For instructions, see above
Step 2:
When the router’s web-based, setup page appears, click Wireless and select Wireless Security.
Step 3:
Select WPA Personal under the Security Mode drop-down menu.
NOTE: IF YOU ARE JUST CHECKING ON THE PASSWORD NO NEED TO GO ON JUST TAKE NOTE OF THE WPA SHARED KEY AND USE IT IN YOUR LAPTOP WHEN ASKED OF THE PASSKEY
Step 4:
Select TKIP on WPA Algorithms.
Step 5:
Enter your desired WPA Key on the WPA Shared Key field such as “MySecretKey.” This will serve as your network key whenever you connect to your wireless network.
NOTE: Do not give this key to anyone. This key will secure your wireless network. Leave Group Key Renewal to 3600 seconds

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Step 6:

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If you need further assistance please do not hesitate to contact me....GOOD LUCK!!!

Oct 28, 2009 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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How do I make my connection secure to the internet? I have linksys wireless-G 2.4 GHz broadband router. The router is all hooked up but I believe the current connection is unsecured.


When you connected, did it ask you for a password? If not then it's obviously unsecured. Here's how to fix that... i have the same router.
On XP... open internet explorer... in the address bar, type in: 192.168.1.1

On vista.... click start menu...click on network...right click on router and select properties. Next, click on the "Network Device" tab at top of the new window. You will then see "Device Webpage"... click on the ip address to the right of that underlined in blue. It should ask you for a password... if you haven't set one manually the user is admin and the password is also admin. I recommend changing that to a manual password ASAP. Ok, after logging in, now you have the router's set up page in your web browser.
To make it secure:
On the set up page you now have open... you have a few selections that act like tabs: Setup, Wireless, Security, Access Restrictions, etc... Click on Wireless. After clicking on that, you have some tabs underneath wireless you can click on now.
Those selections should be: Basic wireless settings, Wireless security, Wireless MAC Filter, etc... Click on Wireless Security. There you should see disabled on the first drop down. Pick a WEP, WPA or whatever you prefer. I personnally use WEP with 64bit 10 hex and for the password, i use a 10 digit number.
After you have set up your password and security, click save settings at the bottom. After it's done processing the save, you can close the web browser. You are good to go now.
By the way, I recommended changing your password to access the router's set up page. Make absolutely sure you save that username/password in a safe location. If you forget it, there is nothing linksys can do to help you. I know from experience unfortunately.
Hope all this helped... Good Luck

Jul 02, 2009 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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You can do that by accessing the setup page of the router.

You can follow these steps on how to change the name and put in a security.

Checking the Wireless Settings on the Linksys Router
Step 1:
Access the router’s web-based setup page. For instructions, click here.
NOTE: If you are using Mac to access the router's web-based setup page, click here.
Step 2:
When the router’s web-based setup page appears, click Wireless.
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NOTE: If the screen on your router’s web-based setup page looks different, click here.
Step 3:
Look for Wireless Network Name (SSID) and if it’s still set to "linksys", change it to something unique and take note if Wireless SSID Broadcast is set to Enable.
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Click Wireless Security and take note of the current Security Mode.
3698-007.jpg If Security Mode is set to WEP:
NOTE: In this example, WEP 64-Bit is used. To know more about Wireless Security, click here.
3698-013.png If Security Mode is set to WPA:
NOTE: In this example, WPA-TKIP is used. To know more about Wireless Security, click here.
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Click 3698-017.png.

Or you can go to this link. if you can see the images.

Jun 18, 2008 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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I dont know my passphase


hello!

If you dont remember your passphrase or network key, you need to access the router page to check the router wireless settings. make sure that your computer is directly connected to the router to check your passphrase

Step 1: Access the router’s web-based setup page
Step 2: When the router’s web-based setup page appears, click Wireless
Step 3: Click Wireless Security and take note of the current Security Mode
Step 4: You will see your wireless network key or passphrase on this window

May 19, 2008 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54GS Router...

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Wireless Connection


You need to goto the routers web page and set it up.

To do that, connect to it and get online with a wired connection.

Now, in your web browser's address bar, put your router's IP address number.
One I saw from belkin was 192.168.2.1 out of the box.

Then click on go and the browser should goto the routers setup page, where you can set your security and wireless network up.

Then, on the computer that is going to be connected wirelessly, setup the wireless network card or adapter and input your network key.

Mar 07, 2008 | Belkin (F5D7230-4) Router (587009)

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To setup and improve your wireless network’s signal, you can change your Wireless Network Name (SSID) and/or try using a different channel.
Changing your Router’s SSID and Channel
Step 1:
Access the router’s web-based setup page.
Accessing the Router’s Web-Based Setup Page
Step 1:
Open a web browser such as Internet Explorer.
Step 2:
Go to the Address bar and enter your router’s IP Address ("192.168.1.1" is the default IP of most Links-ys routers) then press [Enter].
Step 3:
A new window will prompt for a User name and Password. Leave the User name space blank, type in your router’s password ("admin" is the default password), then click OK.
Step 2:
When the router’s web-based setup page appears, click the Wireless tab.
Step 3:
Look for Wireless Network Name (SSID) and if it’s still set to ‘linksys’ change it to something unique then click Save Settings.
click the Wireless tab and select the Wireless Security tab.
Step 3:
Select WEP under Security Mode.
Step 4:
Select any number on the Default Transmit Key field to determine which key you’ll be using. In this example, we selected number one.
Step 5:
Select 64 bits on WEP Encryption
Step 6:
Type a wireless network password of your choice such as “MySecretKey,” then click Generate.
NOTE: You should come up with a password that is unique for your network and is a combination of numbers and letters up to 10 characters.
Step 7:
The result will be a string of random characters. Copy the resulting string since this will be the key to your wireless network.
NOTE: Do not give this key to anyone. This will be your wireless network’s key.
And click save settings..

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