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Need a network password so i can get internt on my

The instructions below worked and I was able to access the net on my new macbook. However, today my Netgear router would appear to have frozen. I unplugged from the power for a short time to unfreeze and then powered up. When I went back onto to macbook it asked for the code again( i will write it down next time !). I started to follow the same steps as below on my old laptop to get the code again. However i am now getting an error message when trying to access the ip address and cant get past step 1 below.

What can I do ?

I am writing to you regarding your query of obtaining your WPA-PSK/WEP Wireless key.
If you follow these simple instructions below they will show you how to find your Netgear.

How To Obtain your WEP/WPA-PSK Key in a Netgear Router,
Step 1. Open up Internet Explorer (Safari if on a Mac), and in the address bar at the top type:, press enter.
Step 2. You should now see a Username and Password box. The username is ''admin'', and the password is ''password''.
Step 3. On the left hand side you should see wireless settings, just click that.
Step 4. At the bottom of the page is where you should find your security key.

Connect to wireless:
(On an Apple Mac) Step 1. - In the top right-hand corner of the screen, click the AirPort icon. Then, click Turn AirPort On, if applicable.
Step 2. - From the list of available networks that are within range.
Step 3. - Select the name of the network to which you wish to connect.
Step 4. - In the window that appears, tick the box labelled Show password. Step 5. - Enter the security key and click OK. This must match the WEP or WPA key used to configure the wireless modem router. Step 6. - Click the AirPort icon again. This will display whether a successful connection has been made to the wireless network.


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If you are trying to access the page via wireless connection then I'm afraid it won't work.

You need to be connected to the router before you can access the routers set-up page.

You have 2 options.

1. Connect your macbook to the router with a ethernet cable then access page or
2. On the back of the router is a small hole. (Reset Button) Using a needle or paper-clip press this button for about 10 seconds then release. This will reset the router to factory default settings and usually (Although not guaranteeing this as can be configured differently depending on where the router came from) mean that wireless is "OPEN" in other words no wep/wpa required.
Then you can access the page and set things up with passwords etc you can remember.
Also underneath the router should be the default wep key "IF" the wireless is passcode enabled.

And despite using 2 different netgear routers and updating the firmware. I have to now tell you.
They constantly locked up and dropped my broadband connection so bad I purchased different equipment.
Just FYI if you get connection issues.

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