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I bought an Acer notebook (Aspire 9920) back in December. My ISP manual says that the 'Wireless Network Key' should be on the base of the notebook on a coloured label. This doesn't appear to be the case. There is an SMID number, a FCCID number, Product key etc. but nothing explicitly indicating relevance to wireless network. The Acer notebook in security settings, even prompts me to give Wireless Network Key. Can you tell me how to find this wireless network key. Robbie Sinnott in Dublin

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  • robbiesin Mar 28, 2008

    Yes, the Wireless Network Key was actually to be found on the base of the BT router, something not made clear by the router manual. Thanks.

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A wireless network key is used to join to a wireless network. Wireless networks are created by routers and/or access points. In order to obtain the key so you can log onto the network, you must have access to the router's settings or be given the key by someone who can access the router. To access the router, you type in it's IP address into your internet browser. If it is password protected, you will need that as well. Once in the router settings, you can set many configuration options, including the wireless network password or passphrase and encryption type.

Again, if you are joining to a wireless network, the KEY is determined by the router, not the laptop. This is how multiple wireless devices are allowed onto the same network: they all use the same key.

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