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I'm having trouble getting my new laptop connected to my wireless router. It keeps asking for a network security key. I have no idea what this is. My router is a Linksys 2.4 GHz (Wireless-G) that I originally purchased and used on my Windows XP system. I have a new operating system (Windows 7) and the router appears to be connected properly. Can you help

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  • joelem46 Sep 08, 2010

    Model No is WRT54GS V7

  • joelem46 Sep 08, 2010

    Did you get my message on the model number of the router? WRT54GS V7

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If you can't remember the key you set up on the router originally then you will need to reset the key. Please confirm the model number of the router for me. You will need to connect to the router directly via ethernet. Then you can access using the appropriate IP address and change the security key. Once I have the model number I can give you the step by step information for doing that.
Thank you,
Lee

Posted on Sep 08, 2010

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    Lee A. Sep 08, 2010

    http://homedownloads.cisco.com/downloads...

    You can download the user manual at that link. refer to page 3 on how to log into the router. Then either click the wireless tab and set up the security setting or refer to page 8 for the steps on how to do that as well. It is a very straight forward process if you need further assistance let me know.
    Thank you,
    Lee

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