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I am trying to get my HP Mini210 connected to my Netgear wireless router, it keeps asing me for a network security key/code. What is this and where do I find it?

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Hello.

Your network was set up in a secured way with a password. The security key/code is the password for the network. If you are not aware of the password, someone else set it for you. Contact your service provider and they should be able to assist you.

Hope this helps.

Posted on Dec 28, 2010

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