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I'm unable to get other devices to connect to my wireless network because I forgot my security password for my router. I'm trying to add my daughter's new laptop computer to the network, as well as my sons new wirelesss devise for his X-box 360. Thank you. GWS

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Hmmm..well...forgetting the password....checks his notes..ahhh..here it is..

you'll need to create another node, name it something different, point it at your wireless hub, and then leave the WEP off of it..

other than that, you'll need some code from your wireless router guys to reset it...

Hope you find a solution

and thankya for using fixya

Posted on Apr 27, 2008

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If a password is forgotten or lost, the password can be recovered or reset by accessing the router's Web-based settings menu.

Most wireless routers also have a reset button, which is capable of returning the router to its default settings which includes resetting the password.

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Enter the default address of your router.
The default address is listed in your user manual or on the product website.

Linksys and 3Com routers typically use "192.168.1.1" while Netgear routers use "192.168.0.1."
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Locate the wireless security settings. Disable the wireless security.

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Locate the reset button on your router.
Typically the reset button is a small indented hole on the back of the device.

Insert a long thin object such as a paperclip and hold down the reset button for 30 seconds to revert the router to its factory default settings.

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The default address is listed in your user manual or on the product website.
Linksys and 3Com routers typically use "192.168.1.1" while Netgear routers use "192.168.0.1."

Enter your username and password.
Many routers use "admin" for the username and password by default.

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