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    i need help to set up wireless printer 

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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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Riz

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