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Security key r passphrase

How do i find it

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  • isabel718 Sep 24, 2008

    Hi There



    My ZyXel 600 prestige series was installed sometime ago and the person who installed it cannot remember the Security key or passphrase - obviously nor can I. Please help!



    and Thank YOU



    Isabel



    isabel@essengc.com

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Login to router,SSID is the security key

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  1. Now we will secure you wireless connection to prevent others from connecting. Under the Home tab, click the Wireless option from the left.
  2. Beside the SSID option, enter the name for your wireless network connection.
  3. Beside Security, select WPA. If you can’t connect using WPA, then select WEP. Using WPA will provide a much more secure connection that using WEP. For more information about WEP and WPA please read Wireless Security: WEP and WPA.
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