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How do I recover a lost Network Key on my Linksys . thank you Earl

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  • earl123 May 29, 2008

    we are useing a zoom X6 Model #5590 with a Linksys Wireless G router.the PC that set this up is not available this was set up a long time ago but now we need to recover the Network key to get on line. Earl123

  • earl123 May 29, 2008

    The Model number is WAP54G wireless access point Earl

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Really the easiest way to do this is to get onto the computer that is wired to the router and open an internet explorer page. then type in 192.168.1.1 and the username and password window is going to pop up. if you haven't changed this, it should be 'admin' and 'admin'. then you will go to the wireless tab, then the wireless security sub tab. there you will find your network passkey.

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As for my knowledge u cannot recover the key

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What linksys router you using?

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    Patrick Michaels May 29, 2008

    Earl, look on the back of that wireless router, and read me the actual model number..should start with a WR

  • Patrick Michaels
    Patrick Michaels May 29, 2008

    recovery is uncertain..can you get into the router, using these instructions to the management console. that's where you can disable the wep key.

    click here to get those instructions



  • Patrick Michaels
    Patrick Michaels May 29, 2008

    Earl,

    if you get too hung on this, we might be able to assist you more directly see my profile for a hint on this.


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Forgotten password for wifi network


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Your wireless Internet password is the encrypted security pass phrase that was set up when you installed your wireless router.

Your router allows you to access the Internet.
If you have access to more than one wireless network, you may need to remember multiple passwords.

If you happen to forget one password, you have two options: reset your password or locate the current password.

Windows 7 allows you to view the security characters of all your wireless network passwords.
Click the "Wi-Fi" network icon located on the Window's taskbar.


Right-click the name of your network's "SSID" name and select "Properties" from the drop-down menu.


Click the "Security Tab." The network security key is now visible but unreadable.


Click the "Show Characters" check box and this will reveal your wireless password.

http://www.thewindowsplanet.com/939/how-to-recover-wi-fi-network-key-in-windows-7.htm

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Reset My WiFi Password

Wireless networking is a common feature in homes and offices.
Wireless routers provide access to a single Internet source, and wireless passwords ensure that only select users can access the network.

If a password is forgotten or lost, the password can be recovered or reset by accessing the router's Web-based settings menu.

Most wireless routers also have a reset button, which is capable of returning the router to its default settings which includes resetting the password.

Connect to your Wi-Fi or attach your computer directly to the router with an Ethernet cable.
Open your Web browser.

Enter the default address of your router.
The default address is listed in your user manual or on the product website.

Linksys and 3Com routers typically use "192.168.1.1" while Netgear routers use "192.168.0.1."
Enter your username and password.

Many routers use "admin" for the username and password by default.
Locate the wireless security settings. Disable the wireless security.

Reset to Factory Defaults

Locate the reset button on your router.
Typically the reset button is a small indented hole on the back of the device.

Insert a long thin object such as a paperclip and hold down the reset button for 30 seconds to revert the router to its factory default settings.

Open your Web browser.
Enter the default address of your router.

The default address is listed in your user manual or on the product website.
Linksys and 3Com routers typically use "192.168.1.1" while Netgear routers use "192.168.0.1."

Enter your username and password.
Many routers use "admin" for the username and password by default.

Locate the wireless security settings and add security as necessary.

How To Reset Your Router's Password
http://www.lostintechnology.com/how-to/how-to-reset-your-routers-password

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Lastly,I strongly suggest you setup security for your wireless. If you do not anyone close can tap into your network connection. Follow linksys instruction to setup security. If you run into a problem you can call linksys for free advise from a pro. Their number is listed in the manual.
http://www.linksys.com/servlet/Satellite?c=L_CASupport_C1&childpagename=US%2FLayout&cid=1175238819816&pagename=Linksys%2FCommon%2FVisitorWrapper&lid=1981627773H10

Good Luck! Take your time.
Have more questions, feel free to ask.
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