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I have a new computer but I do not know the network security key. How do I get this

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If it's yours and you know the rotuer password you can enter a new wireless network security password, or you can always reset it and set it up from scratch setting all your network and security setting again.

If it's not yours then you will have to inquire with the owner of the router.

Posted on Aug 27, 2010

  • farrow_ruth Aug 27, 2010

    I set this up a few years back. I found which wireless connection I wanted it is five digits long would that be the router password?

  • computerguy9 Aug 28, 2010

    Yes if you are using WEP encryption it will usually be numbers.
    But I seem to recall it being a bit longer.

    The router password would be USERNAME: admin PASSWORD: admin most times unless you changed it.

    You could just reset the router by holding the reset button down with a pen or paper clip for upto 30 seconds and see if it resets the router. Some routers you need to power off, hold reset button down, while plugging the power back in to reset them, it's awkward.

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