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I forgot my passphrase between now and when I first set up my wirelss to support my other Laptop at work. I am now using a loaner laptop while my other one is getting fixed and it is asking for a passphrase. Is there a way to retrieve this from my home computer, also attached to the router? I have a Mod # DI-624 D-LInk airplus xtreme G wirelss router. thank you

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You need to go into your router settings via a web browser, possibly http://192.168.0.1 or http://192.168.1.1 your manual will confirm which address is correct.
If you have forgotten your passphrase you will need to set another one and then change all the computers which connect to it so they all have the same passphrase.

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