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Installing BT1800HG wireless router on talktalk broadband

I've just acquired a used 2wire broadband router (2 WIRE). i've connected it up to my desk top and seems to work fine. problem is my laptop requires 'security key' to hookup to the internet. how do i locate this 'key'?

i've typed in the number in brackets at the base of the 2wire router to no avail. Please help

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The number in brackets is more than likely what they call a MAC (Media Access Control) Address. If it is two digits then a dash, and two digits and a dash and so on, or is just 12 straight numbers and letters, then this is the MAC address. All media devices that can be connected via a network have these addresses and are unique to each piece of equipment. If you look at the bottom of your laptop you will usually see one printed as well. Jot down this number from the laptop not the router because we will need this later. Before we can continue though we need to contact the previous owner of the router and get the following from them. If you can get the password they used to use to access the wireless internet, then this will solve your problem. If they can't remember it or have no idea what you're talking about don't fret. They do however need to either give you the user manual if you don't already have it. This will give us vital information we need to continue. If they don't have that, the last resort is to ask them for the IP (Internet Protocol) Address of the router. Here is an example: 192.168.1.1 Also we need the administrator password which is the password they would use to access the router after inputting the IP address. If you can aquire any of this information or if you get lucky and get the password, let me know and the rest is pretty easy. Hope this helps, and if you have any questions let me know and I will help as much as I can.

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