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I need to find my wireless information for the network 2 wire and/or the network Key for my computer.

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  • gaylenesarra Sep 09, 2010

    There is only one computer now, but I need to add one more computer and a laptop to it. What is the router? I assume it is the box with all of the lights blinking. I am a dummy so bear with me. I may have found what I am looking for. the network key and password. I assume the model number is 3800HGV-B.

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Ok I need a little more information here, but can definitely help you. Do you currently have any computers hooked up to this router, and are any of them working? Do you have the model number of the router? It should be located on the actual router unit somewhere, either on a sticker on the bottom, or somewhere similar.

Please let me know this information and I can definitely help you fix this!

Thanks,
Tim

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    Tim Grayson Sep 09, 2010

    Yes, usually the network key (sometimes called a password) is also on that same label, so you probably did just find it. Is the one computer that works now physically attached to the router (yes that's the box with the blinking lights, probably says 2WIRE on it, according to your first post at least) or is it wirelessly connected? If it is wireless, who set that up originally? They would definitely know your network key.

    Thanks!

    Tim

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