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I misplaced my network security key and I'm trying to add another computer to my home network. What can I do?

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Log on to your router and go secuity tab and reset the password

Posted on May 03, 2008

  • Doug Hudson May 03, 2008

    if you need more assistance more then likley you have to open a web browser to log on to your router , the ip address is usually under the router along with the password if not it usually starts with a 192.168

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Where is the network security key


The network security key is set by the user when the home network is setup. It prevents people from stealing your wireless signal. If you have forgot it, or didn't set it up but it still is asking for one, you can unplug and hit the reset button on your router and delete the home network you have on your main computer. From there, just run the network setup wizard from the main pc and set your network security key to something you can remember as well as write it down. Then you should be set to add any other pc to your home network as long as when you try to connect, you put the correct key in.

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I need the security key for my Belkin N router - I am trying to add a computer to the network


Hi,
Welcome to Fixya. The security key can be found when you access the wireless settings page of the router. To access the router page you need a working computer that is connected to the router. To access the router page just open a browser then type 192.168.2.1, the Default password isblank.

Click on Security under Wireless and look for the Security Key or Network Key (Passphrase)

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Please follow the steps mentioned below on the Computer where the internet connection is working normally and check if the issue is resolved.

  • Please type "http://192.168.0.1" into the address bar, then hit "Enter" or "Return."
  • Please Use "Admin" as the user name and leave the password blank when the login screen appears.
  • Please click on Wireless, enter the Wireless SSID name (name for the Network) and under Security, select the Security type and type the Security Key.
  • Save the settings and try to connect to Wireless on the Computer having the issue.
  • It will ask for the Security Key, enter the Security Key provided during the Wireless setup.
This should resolve the issue.
If the issue is not resolved, reset the Router to factory settings and then try connecting.
Please try to locate the Reset button near the Ethernet ports and press for 10 seconds.

Good Luck!!!!
Please let me know if you require further assistance.
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I have a belkin router set up in my home and I just purchased a 2nd laptop but I am unsure how to add this new laptp to the connector


If you router is already set up and you want to add a new computer, you don't need to run the set up CD for the router again.
If you want to add a new wireless device ( laptop or any other wireless device) to the network, then you should know all the wireless settings of the router. What wireless settings do you need to know ?
You should know the wireless network name ( SSID ), wireless channel and the wireless security password
( network key ). Once you get all the wireless settings of the router , you will need to connect to the wireless network on the computer. when you try to connect to the network , you will see your wireless network in the list. You just need to select your network and connect to it. If it is secured then you will need to enter the network key and you will be able to go online.
To check the wireless settings of the router , you will need to access the router set up page. On the set up page you will find all the wireless settings of the router.
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I misplaced my cd to connect my other laptop to the wireless router, WRT54G, and I'm trying to get it through your site


If your router is already set up and you want to add a new computer, you don't need to run the set up CD for the router again.
If you want to add a new wireless device ( laptop or any other wireless device) to the network, then you should know all the wireless settings of the router. What wireless settings do you need to know ?
You should know the wireless network name ( SSID ), wireless channel and the wireless security password
( network key ). Once you get all the wireless settings of the router , you will need to connect to the wireless network on the computer. when you try to connect to the network , you will see your wireless network in the list. You just need to select your network and connect to it. If it is secured then you will need to enter the network key and you will be able to go online.
To check the wireless settings of the router , you will need to access the router set up page. On the set up page you will find all the wireless settings of the router.
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sign into your router and go to the section on wireless security. the key will be in there. linksys is usually 192.168.1.1 which you would type into your browser to access the router settings.

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Symbol MC9090 unable to connect to wireless network...


check in your router MAC security
if in your router MAC security is enabled then only those can connect whose MAC addresses are in allow list in router.

you can access your router with following link

http://192.168.1.1
or
http://192.168.1.0

for belkin router
http://192.168.2.1

type user name as "admin" and password as "admin" or blank or "password

then go to wireless advanced security then check MAC security if enabled then add your moto MAC in allow list.
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Can't secure my home network


Hey, you're on the right track however, you'll just need to synchronize the settings on the computer. Follow the steps below.

1. Open the router's admin page (192.168.1.1)
2. Go to Wireless > Wireless Security
3. Security Mode: Select WPA-Personal
4. On the WPA-Shared Key or Passprase box, type your desired password. (Minimum of 8 characters.)
5. Take note of the password, click on Save Settings.

6. On your laptop, open Network and Sharing Center
7. Click on Manage Wireless Network.
8. Please remove all the listed networks
9. Click on Add > Add a Network in Range
10. Select your network and click connect.
11. Type the WPA password that you wrote down and connect.

You should all set.

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You need to access the router's setup page using a computer that has Internet connection through the router. To do that, launch IE from that computer and type 192.168.2.1. It will then asks for a username/password. Try leaving the username and password blank. If that doesn't work, try admin for username and leave the password blank.

It will then open your router's setup page. Just click on wireless tab on the left panel and then click security. There you can set security mode to disable.

Hope this helps!

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