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I had this same problem, I hope my solution doesn't double post.
Go to your router settings - do this by typing in the address to your router into the address bar of your internet browser (you may have to do this on a computer that is connected to the internet). For example I have a dynex router the address is 192.168.2.1. Google your router brand and you should be able to find your address. Once you do this, go to the left side of the screen and find a category entitled "Wi-Fi Protection Setup." Click on this and disable this. Once you do this you should be able to surf the net wi-fi style.
Dell initially told me I needed to back up my computer and reinstall windows xp. I said to hell with that and figured it out myself. Oh they also wanted me to call Dell on Call which I'm sure costs money. Any other problems let me know if this doesn't work for you.
Posted on Apr 09, 2009
All newer Linksys routers have a Device Ownership Password or "PIN" number encoded in the device for security reasons. The PIN number is on the bottom of the router itself; also encryption is probably enabled by default as well. You would be best served to run teh setup software CD that came with the router as it will step you through everything, including changing or removing encrytpion.
Posted on Jul 07, 2009
There are a couple of questions I could ask regarding your wireless set-up, but first let me answer the easier of your two questions:
A device ownership password is basically an administration password that is usually pre-configured by the product's manufacturer. For this reason, it would be very helpful to know more about the wireless device you are attempting to connect to to use for your internet connection.
Understanding that, however, leads me to believe that the prompt that you are receiving for a device ownership password is not required to connect to the internet, merely to access your wireless device's settings.
Again, the password it is requesting is only used to configure your wireless access point, not connect to the internet through it. If you could post additional information that would be very much appreciated.
Posted on May 01, 2008
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