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I'm looking for my security key on the back of my router.

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Connect an Ethernet cable from the network-port on your computer to one of the LAN ports on the router.
Then, you can access the web-server "inside" the router, and run the "Wireless Networking Setup Wizard", to let you choose an SSID (your "network-name") and choose an encryption-level (choose 'WPA') and choose a password/pass-phrase, which will become the "security-key" for your network.

Posted on Sep 09, 2010

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Where do i find my wpa network security key


Hi,

Good day, In default you can see the wpa or network security key under the router. It should be on a sticker under the router labeled WPA or Network Key. Usually its beside the model number or serial number of your router as well. Hope this information help you. Have a great day.

May 25, 2011 | NetGear RangeMax WPN824 Router

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Where can I find the WEP key on my router? Router security key, router password


Where can I find the WEP key on my router?

If you have a wireless router at home you will need to have a WEP key setup on your router. WEP stands for "Wired Equivalent Privacy" and WEP is a security protocol used to secure wireless networks. When you setup a router for wireless, you normally specify a key(password) so anyone that wishes to join your network has to enter the key. You normally set the WEP key during the router setup phase. You may have set it up and forgot it, or want to reset it. In this article I will go over the steps to find out the WEP key or change it. Your router may use a different security protocol than WEP so don't worry, you still need a KEY in order to access the network.

-On most routers(reference your user manual) you can access the router configuration page by going to the gateway address. The gateway address is the IP address assigned to your router. In a lot of the cases, this address is 192.168.1.1 but depends on your router.
There are a couple of ways to find out this IP address.
-Reference your router manual
-In Microsoft Windows, go to Start > Run and in the run box type "cmd" or "command". A black DOS windows should open. In this window, type "ipconfig /all". Look near the top and you should see a "gateway address" item. This number is the ip address of your router.

Once you know your gateway address, open up your internet browser as if you were going to go to a website. In the URL(address) bar, type the gateway address and hit enter(see image below). A log in box should now show. Again, reference your router manual if you do not know the administrative password. Enter in your password and username.

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Once you log in you now have access to the router settings and you can configure what you please. What we are looking for in this article is the wireless security settings. In the wireless security settings page you should be able to see the password for your wireless network and change it. If you see no password go ahead and set one up.
**You can also look around and modify other settings. You can change the wireless security, give your wireless network a name(SSID field) and even with some routers have built in testing features to test the connection at home.
I would recommend that if your router has a default password for admin/configuration access, that you go ahead and create a new one. The default router passwords are usually very simple and this information can be easily found on the internet by anyone. People who set up home networks tend to leave this as is and it is a security risk.


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-If you can't connect to the router and you know the gateway address, try plugging the computer into the router directly using a Ethernet cable(LAN/patch cable). If you are still having trouble, you can perform a power cycle. Turn off your modem, router and computer. After 10 seconds turn on your modem, after 30 seconds turn on your router and after another 30 seconds turn on your computer. Try to access the router now. This also helps resolve other quirky router issues.
-Make sure all the network cables, phone lines(if using DSL) and coaxial cables(cable/Broadband) are plugged in and secured firmly.

-If you set up a password and username for your routers administrative access and can't remember it, you can reset the username and password back to factory default by performing a factory reset. On most routers this can be achieved by pressing and holding the small reset button on the back of the router for 15 seconds. Please reference router user manual for more information.

I hope this article was informative. Thanks for reading.

Regards,
G33k


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on Jun 01, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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How do I get the security key setting?


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I see that you are looking for the security Key settings, to be able to get your security key settings fir the Router you will need to get your Routers IP address.

Step 1. click the stat button on the lower left side of your Desktop screen, click all programs and look for Accessories, then click command promp this should show a black screen with a blinking cursor type in ipconfig then press enter this will show you information about your networks ip address, Look for Default gateway something like this 192.168.2.1 this varies on the router that you have.

Step 2. Enter the IP address on the address Bar of your browser then press enter this should show you the Routers settings page that is where you can see your routers settings for the security key.

to see your security key in windows you will need to check in device manager and click open Network and sharing center.

Upper right hand side you should see Manage wireless networks, click on Manager wireless networks it will show you a list of wireless Routers that you laptop has connected to, in the list look for the Router that you are connecting to and double left click on it it show you a window click on security this will show yout the settings for your windows security but the security will be encrypted as dots, the above instructions will show you how to get the security key from the router to be able to enter it in your windows settings and make the security key on the Router and your windows the same .

I hope that I have answered your question about getting your security Key :)

Mar 24, 2011 | Linksys WRT120N Router

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I cannot remeber my security key. How do I find my security key


Have you ever SET a security key?

because if not it will probably have a factory default set, which it SHOULD tell you in your User Manual.
I'm not familiar with the Truemobile 2300 Router, but most routers either have a reset button of the back or bottom of the case, or their may be a hole marled "reset" that you can poke a cocktail stick or simular (non-conductive) object into the hole to reset it, this MAY set it back to Factory default and wipe any security key, There again it may not.

If no good, Have a look at:-
http://search.euro.dell.com/results.aspx?s=gen&c=uk&l=en&cs=&k=Truemobile+2300&cat=all

Jan 30, 2011 | Dell TrueMobile 2300 Wireless Router...

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Forgot my security key need to reset for my wrts4g wireless router.


Hi:
If you look on the back you will see a small hole, insert something small in this hole and hold for 5 secs the router will reset back to factory.

Dec 24, 2010 | Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router

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Router wrt54g2 wont connect to my ho laptop asks for key or passphrase and when in put in key starts doesnt match my laptop security network


You have set up the security on the router itself so that nobody can steal your signal. When you did this you made up your own key/pass phrase. If you go back into the setup screen for the router you can look under the wireless tab then click on wireless security. Depending on what security you set up be it WPA Personal, WPA Enterprise, WPA2 Personal, WPA2 Enterprise or WEP it will show the shared key that you made up. You must enter this key in on your laptop EXACTLY how it is typed in the box in the routers information page.

Dec 23, 2010 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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How can i find my wep key


your Wep Key is set up in your router, you have a netgear your netgears IP address default gateway is 192.168.2.1. Username: admin Password: password this should get you into your router look for security this will give you information to what your wep key is.

Jun 18, 2010 | NetGear DG834G Router

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I was told to access 192.168.0.1 to make my computer secure but am not sure what steps to take


I am assuming you are talking about a wireless router and are asking how to secure it.

First, plug your computer DIRECTLY to the router via an ethernet cable.

http://192.168.0.1
http://192.168.1.1

One of the above addresses should open the configurations of your router. If you open the configuration, you will be prompted to input a password/username.

If you do not know the "default" username/password, then look at the following link to find your router.
http://www.phenoelit-us.org/dpl/dpl.html

If there has already been a password change and you do not know the password, you will have to reset your router. You can reset your router by looking at the back of it for a reset button and holding it in for about 10 or so seconds with it powered on. The reset button is usually pretty small and requires a ball point pen or something small tipped to press it. Resetting the router puts all settings back to factory default...including password.

Okay, now you should have access to the configurations of the router.

Things you want to change:
1. Password for the router
2. Under "wireless"options, change it so that it uses encryption like WEP or WPA.
3. Disable any options for "remote management".

When you added encryption, if you were connected wirelessly...you got booted off the router. That is why you need to connect via an ethernet cable. You will need to go back to your wireless settings in router and copy down the WEP/WPA "security key" it randomly made up. Some routers have you make the security key up yourself, so there would be no need to go look it up on the router.

Take the above security key and input it when you go to connect to your wireless connection and are prompted to input the "security key". Without the security key, you can not access the router.

Those are the basics to securing your router. There are more advanced tactics, but offer little to no protection if someone has bypassed the WEP/WPA encryption. If a person knows how to bypass the security key, then they more than likely also know how to bypass things like MAC Address filtering.

There is no real protection from a hacker, nothing is hack proof. The most you can do is make it that much harder for someone to gain access to your network or computer.

Hope this answered your question.

Jun 08, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Need old Security Key for new computor


if you hve a new computer that needs to join the existing network, you have to update the new computer with the security key thats on at the currrent router. If you are not sure about the current security key, then the only way to get this computer to the network is to reset the router and bring it back to factory defaults.
Thanks
Ranjit

Dec 07, 2009 | Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router

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