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    Lee A. May 11, 2010

    what wireless device needs a password? need many more details.
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    lee


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Hi..

It seems that you need a wireless encryption key or pass phrase for your wireless connection. Unfortunately you have not provided more details about what router or device you have for your wireless connectivity.Anyway , whatever it is you can check it by using your computer. First i want you to connect your router/modem directly to your computer using an ethernet or usb cable. In this way we isolated the issue regarding wireless encryption. By doing so we may now find how to check your encryption key. For Win XP/Vista pls ff the steps provided below:

Start> run > type: cmd and hit enter > on the Dos command prompt type in ipconfig /all and take note of your default gateway. It should look like this 192.168.1.1 for ex depending of what device you have and it would vary.When you have your default gateway open your browser ie IE and on th address bar type in the default gateway. It may prompt you for your UN and PW.After that youl have a chance to access your router's page. In there youl have chance to view your wireless settings as well as your wireless encryption key.


Tell us more about your issues as i may NOT have provided accurate and relevant information. Well wait for your next post.

Cheers.




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