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Network Key hi......i have wireless internet throughout my house. I just bought a new laptop....but when i try to access the wireless internet...i need to input a "network key" or password in order to use our wireless internet. How do i find out my network key number/password?

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Try to access the set up page of your router... go first to the command prompt and type in IPCONFIG then if youll get a valid ip add type in on the address bar admin is the password. on teh set up page pls clink on wireless then security... just change your password but be sure to remember it,

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Re: Network Key

Connect your PC to your router via a ethernet able, fro, the LAN ports to the machine. Reboot the router, wait 2 min, and boot up your machine.
Go to STARTt>RUN>type in CMD. Press Enter. In the black bix that opens, type ICONIFG.
Look for your IP Address. It should be (X can be any number up to 254.) Subnet should be Gateway IP should be 192.168.x.1.
If your IP address is, you are not connecting to your router. Put the Gateway Ip into your IE address bar. That should open a window that asks for your username and password. Put those in and go to the Security area, or tab. It should show your key there, and what security mode it is using, such as WEP, WPA, etc. There you can see what it is, or change it. Let everyone else using the router know about the change.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 14, 2008

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Hi groveland1,

I see that you are having issue with your Internet Connection, Limited or no connectivity is a possible issue with your network key / security key on the router and your laptop.

1. Try and check the network key in your router.

2. Check your network settings in the Laptop and see if the security settings in your Laptop is the same as the security/network key in your Router.

3. If possible recreate your wireless connection in windows for a fresh connection from your Laptop to your Router.

4. Change your Network Key in the Router and in your Laptop see if it will connect in-case you may have forgotten you old Network Key.

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Welcome to Fixya. If you need the WEP key or Network Key you need to access the Wireless Settings Page.

To access the router page just open a browser then type, the Default username is blankand the password is admin. Go to the Wireless Tab select Wireless Security under the Security Mode you will see there Network Key or Wep Key. The Network Key or Wep Key serves as a password or security code on your network to make it secure.

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I bought new laptop. i try to connect internet . It asked me WEB PASSWORD. I don't remember. can you please help me for to find out password?


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 else try
3. Login to the router with the Username as admin and password as 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 been checked.

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.

I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue.

If I have helped you, please help me, and rate this suggestion the highest FixYa rating. If you cannot rate this post with the highest rating, then please comment to this post and I will try to help you further.


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--->>from the new laptop , try to connect,if it prompts network key--enter the key( you got from other laptop),and will connect and next time it will connect automatically.
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Since you want to access the router setup page and get the wireelss security for your laptop you can try this:
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