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I have a wireless router and am trying to link up a laptop that we just restored to factory settings. We do not know the security key or the pass phrase. the model number is WRT54GS V7.2 serial # CGNE1H809349. i CAN GIVE MORE PERSONAL INFORMATION IF NEEDED

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If you have forgotten your LinkSys I have a wireless router and am trying to link up - messagebox_info.png router password, the easiest thing to do is to reset your router to the factory default settings.
To restore the router configuration to factory defaults, hold the reset button on the unit for 30 seconds.
Once your router is hard reset, you will need to login and configure it again.
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I have a home networkwith a d link adsl2+ router... it was wired into my desktop which has just crashed... it is now pluggedinto my laptop which had also crashed but has just been fixed by relacing the...

In case of lost password, all you can do is to Reset the router to factory default setting and re-configure the modem/router. Press and hold the reset button for few seconds (It is at the back of the router near the DC Power Jack). The LEDs will then blink and the routers factory settings would be restored. Please note that, after resetting the router you should be able to see the router and connect to it via LAN Cable or Wirelessly as the router automatic assigns the IP Address and gateway etc. Before proceeding to the next step please make sure that you are getting the signals as well as internet. However, the internet connection would not be secure, which can be done later.
After hard reset all the settings are lost and you would have to enter the ISP/DSL settings which are usually provided by the ISP/Internet provider.
Now, all you have to do is connect to the router and secure the connection follow the following steps: -
First you have to access the router through web browser (Internet Explorer) by typing the IP address of your router in the address bar, which is (Default router settings are written under the router)
(unless you've configured otherwise, the default username is admin and the password "leave it blank") and lookup for the options to do the following: -
1. Change the SSID (Name) of the router
2. Change the default administrative user name and password
(The above step would prevent unauthorized access to your router)

Next step is to secure it:
1.On the left-hand side, under Setup, click "Wireless Setup" 2.Under "Wireless Security Mode", select your desired encryption method (preferably WEP or WPA2-PSK)
3.Choose a Network Key - it can be anything, as long as it's 8-63 characters in length
4. Click Save Settings.
In the screen shot below from D-Link DIR-300 Router, I have highlighted the above mentioned options.
Now your router and your connection would become secure and the user has to provide the network key to access the internet.

Let me know if any further clarification/ assistance is required.

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SSID is the network name. When you try to connect to the wireless network on your laptop, you will see this network name.
If your network is secured network then it will ask you for the network key or the password. You need to enter the ' security key '.

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Need the WPA passphrase for a netgear wireless router

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To answer the question "Where can I get my network key?" Your network key is set or saved on the router setup page. To get this, just open your browser (Internet Explorer or Firefox) on the computer that is wired directly to the router. Then type in the address bar the address will depend on the version of your router, or just try both, it will ask you for a user name and password, by default the user name is admin and password is password. Once you're on the setup page of your router click on the wireless settings on the left hand panel. Then look for the wireless security settings - if the security is set to WEP - Key1 will be the network key or which ever has a tick. Or if the security is set to WPA the pass phrase is your network key. Now that you know the network you can now type it once you are prompted when try to connect to your network.

If the pass phrase has already been setup.
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there 2 things you can do besides trying to remember what key was used

1.go into your router's configuration page and check under wirelesssecurity, if the password is not hidden you may still be able to see itand use it to connect to your router and go online with it

2. ifyou can't access your router's configuration page, you may have toreset your router to factory defaults which will allow you to accessyour router's configuration page and then re-set security andpassword/key/passcode that you will notated or that you will remember

your manual should guide your through the process for 1 or 2.
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You can erase the current configuration and
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• Use the restore factory settings button on the rear panel of the router. Use this method for cases
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password or IP address, you must use the restore settings button on the rear panel of the router.
1. Press and hold the restore settings button for 10 seconds.
2. Release the restore settings button, and wait for the router to reboot.

for more info refer to your manual and post back if you have further questions.

good luck!

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"security key/pass phrase"

Yes, it will set it all back to factory defaults
to set the security again on the router Support site for D-Link is here In principle: Connect your PC to the router with a cable to one of the LAN connections - Now you need to Log into the setup of the router - to do that open a web browser, use Internet explorer (some routers setup pages do not work correctly with other browsers) In the browser address bar - Enter (admin) for the user name and also for the password. Now you can goto the wireless section or secruity section and set the type of encyption to WEP, WPA, WPA-PSK etc and then make up your own password
On the PC Double click on the wireless connection in the system tray (bottom right hand side of screen) and then connect manually to your wireless signal - you will be asked for the password you set in the router.
Now you are connected.
You may need to remove any old wireless profiles you have on the PC/Laptops
Wireless Profiles - Vista/Windows 7: - delete the wireless profiles Start> control Panel> classic view> network and sharing center> manage wireless networks Delete the profiles you will then have to enter the wireless security key for any networks you connect to --------------- Wireless Profiles - XP - delete the preferred networks start> control panel> network connections> right click on the wireless connection listed wireless networks tab in the preferred network list click on each one and - remove button
you will then have to enter the wireless security key for any networks you connect to

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