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Hi,

The WEP/WPA key to your network is provided by your Network Service Provider, because they have installed the network and if u dont know that key, they will help you by providing the key.
We can manually derive the KEY by getting inside your Router Using Gateway IP address or by TELNETing the Router, that is very tedious any small mistake will bring the network down.SO thats the reason im asking you to contact the Network Service Provider.

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I dont know what where to find out my ssid for connecting my wireless printer to my pc i dont have no kind of manual so cant refer to that please help


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These settings can be used to configure the wireless card and wireless adaptersin your computer/laptop.
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The strongest and latest security is WPA2, the weakest and oldest is WEP. Toconnect to your wireless router from the computer/laptop, configure thewireless card in your computer/laptop with the router's wireless settings ieSSID, plus the WPA or WPA2 encryption key. Then computer/laptops cancommunicate with your wireless router.

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