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This is the Password to get onto your Network, If you dont have this, There is no way to just find this on the Computer, You would need to reset the Router and Start over again, To do this, Look on the Back of your Router and there should be a Small Button, Take a Paperclip/Pen and Hold the Button for about 10 Seconds, After this You will need to go through the Setup all over again. ****Be Warned**** Do Not do this unless your Willing and Capable of installing the Network again, You will be looking for a world of Trouble if you do this and Then Give up

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Hi nette161,

If you want to know the WPA Security Passphrase or Network Key you need to access the Router Settings Page. I've listed the steps on how you will access your router.

How to access the Router:

1. You need to know the ipaddress of your router. You can refer to the manual or check the Default Gateway of your computer (Make sure that you connect the computer to the router using an ethernet cable for you to get the Default Gateway). Click on START then RUN. Type CMD on the small box on the lower left of the screen. Type IPCONFIG on the black window and get the value of your DEFAULT GATEWAY (it starts with 192.168.x.x)

2. Open a Browser, Type the DEFAULT GATEWAY on the address bar of your Browser. It will ask you for a username and password. (Refer to the manual of your router or post a reply so that i can provide you the username and password of your router)

3. Go to the Wireless Settings Page of your router. Look for the SSID or the Network Name and the Network Key or Passphrase. You can personalize it so that you can easily remember the details.

4. Make sure you connect to your SSID and enter the Network Key to make it secure.

5. Test the connection, If successful Rate me so I can help others.

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If it is hard wired, it is secure. If it is wireless, then it may not be. If you just took it out of the box and hooked it up without setting a passphrase or security key, then it is probable not secure. Get a friend to try to connect to it from inside your house. If you are broadcasting your SSID, it will be the strongest signal. If his computer sees it, have him try to connect. If he can then it is not secure. If he is ask for a passphrase or security key, then it is secure. The reason I say to have a friend try it, is because your machine may already have the security info stored and that would not be a good test.

Get back to me with the brand and model number if you need directions to make it secure.

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I am attempting to secure my network through this router which at this time is open for the whole neighborhood to see


Here are the diffenent types of Security Settings possible with a wireless router: (how to set this depends on the brand of router)

Security Mode: You may choose from Disable, WEP, WPA-Personal, WPA2-Personal, WPA-Enterprise, WPA2-Enterprise, or RADIUS. All devices on your network must use the same security mode in order to communicate.
Capture(wlansec.wpapersharekey) WPA Personal:
Capture(helpwpa.phase8) WPA Algorithm: You may choose from TKIP or AES.
Capture(helpwpa.phase9) WPA Pre-Shared Key: Choose a unique key to authenticate with other devices on your network. The Pre-Shared Key must be between 8 and 63 characters in length.
Capture(helpwpa.phase10) Group Key Renewal: This settings determines how often your group key changes.


Capture(wlansec.wpa2persharekey) WPA2 Personal:
Capture(helpwpa.phase11) WPA2 Algorithm: You may choose from AES or TKIP+AES. Choose TKIP+AES if you have both WPA and WPA2 devices on your network.
Capture(helpwpa.phase12) WPA2 Pre-Shared Key: Choose a unique key to authenticate with other devices on your network. The Pre-Shared Key must be between 8 and 63 characters in length.
Capture(helpwpa.phase13) Group Key Renewal: This settings determines how often your group key changes.


Capture(wlansec.wparadius) WPA Enterprise:
Capture(helpwpa.phase14) WPA Algorithm: You may choose from TKIP or AES.
Capture(helpwpa.phase15) RADIUS Server Address: The IP address of your RADIUS server.
Capture(helpwpa.phase16) RADIUS Server Port: The port your RADIUS server uses.
Capture(helpwpa.phase17) Shared Secret: The shared secret set on your RADIUS server.
Capture(helpwpa.phase18) Key Renewal Timeout: Determines how often your keys should be renewed.


Capture(wlansec.wpa2radius) WPA2 Enterprise:
Capture(helpwpa.phase19) WPA2 Algorithm: You may choose from AES or TKIP+AES. Choose TKIP+AES if you have both WPA and WPA2 devices on your network.
Capture(helpwpa.phase20) RADIUS Server Address: The IP address of your RADIUS server.
Capture(helpwpa.phase21) RADIUS Server Port: The port your RADIUS server uses.
Capture(helpwpa.phase22) Shared Secret: The shared secret set on your RADIUS server.
Capture(helpwpa.phase23) Key Renewal Timeout: Determines how often your keys should be renewed.


Capture(wlansec.wep) WEP:
Capture(helpwpa.phase24) Default Transmit Key: The key you would like to use for transmitting WEP keys.
Capture(helpwpa.phase25) WEP Key Bit: You may select from 64-Bit or 128-Bit encryption.
Capture(helpwpa.phase26) Passphrase: You may enter a passphrase consisting of any keyboard character to be used to generate a hex WEP key. Passphrase option is only supported when you are only using Linksys devices on your network.
Capture(helpwpa.phase27) Key 1-4: You may enter a WEP key manually. You must use only hex characters (0-9 and A-F). 64-Bit WEP requires 10 hex characters. 128-Bit WEP requires the use of 26 hex characters.


Capture(wlansec.radius) RADIUS:
Capture(helpwpa.phase28) RADIUS Server Address: The IP address of your RADIUS server.
Capture(helpwpa.phase29) RADIUS Server Port: The port your RADIUS server uses.
Capture(helpwpa.phase30) Shared Secret: The shared secret set on your RADIUS server.
Capture(helpwpa.phase31) Default Transmit Key: The key you would like to use for transmitting WEP keys.
Capture(helpwpa.phase32) WEP Key Bit: You may select from 64-Bit or 128-Bit encryption.
Capture(helpwpa.phase33) Passphrase: You may enter a passphrase consisting of any keyboard character to be used to generate a hex WEP key. Passphrase option is only supported when you are only using Linksys devices on your network.
Capture(helpwpa.phase34) Key 1-4: You may enter a WEP key manually. You must use only hex characters (0-9 and A-F). 64-Bit WEP requires 10 hex characters. 128-Bit WEP requires the use of 26 hex characters.

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What is the secrity key or phrase


1. Security key is a alphanumeric number depeding on the type of encryption selected WEP or WPA.

2. Passphrase is your very own chosen word instead of fixed digit Security key.

All the best.

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