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Can't find a network key number

The only thing preventing me from accessing the internet is figuring out some network key number... i click on network connections... my 2wire wireless card is installed and working properly just not connected... laptop says the 'ashley' network is the only network in range and it requires a network key.... where do i get this key thing from and is there any other way to access the internet if i have another desktop computer with a modem and router

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  • pknail Aug 15, 2008

    i cannot get on line. it's asking for a network key. i'm using an apple airport express, wi-fi. i am trying to connect my hp lap top to my sons apple lap top witch is on his network. i'm using a motorola modem. can you help me thanks. w. stanfill

  • Anonymous Aug 27, 2008

    I need to know the network key number, so I can use my computer laptop.How do i find from my other computer that I already have internet on?

  • technolover Nov 26, 2008

    i have my main computer connected to my 2wire at&t router by cord, but i wanna connect my laptop by wireless. My laptop sees the network but i need the network key. How do i find that so i can connect with my laptop?? =)

  • madagascer_1 Feb 07, 2009

    i want to connect to the internet but it keeps comming up with a box saying Neteork Key, But i cant find it and if i ask my mum i will be introuble



    ANY HELP!!

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    • i have the same problem




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I dont know if this is too late w/e
its on the bottom of your 2wire either modem or the bottom of your wireless card it should be near the serial number and should start with a nine

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The network key is saved on the wireless router, can you tell me what is the model no. of the wireless rotuer?

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a. Connect the modem to the Internet port of the router. The Internet “i” LED on the front of the router should light up.
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c. Power back the router and the computers. Check if it will be able to get online.

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6. Connect wireless computer to the router.

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a. Please right click on the Wireless icon on the right lower end portion of your computer.
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e. Right click on the Wireless icon again and click on View Available Wireless Network. Please select your network and click on Connect. It will ask you for the network key.
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a. Please right click on the Wireless icon on the right lower end portion of your computer.
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e. Right click on the Wireless icon then click on View Available Wireless Networks.
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Assuming that your laptop has a built-in WiFi Networking card (or even a USB or PCMCIA WiFi adapter), normally its a matter of setting your Network configuration to "Auto obtain IP address automatically". This could be done in your Control Panel/Networking Connections, right click on your wireless Networking, click on Properties, highlight Internet protocol (TCP/IP), click on the Properties button and tick "Obtain...".

In some instances you might need to key in the WEP or WPA security key if it has been enabled and set in your WiFi router, though it has been known to slow down connections. If on the otherhand the router has its MAC filter enabled, then you would need to add your laptop's WiFi MAC numbers to the list that the router would allow access to.

Should the above be not corrective of your concern, pls post back with the make & model of your router, laptop, and the WiFi adapter if external/add-on. Knowing your Operating System would also help.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back as requested, how things turned up or should you need additional information.

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