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Trying to connect my lapton to router, it asks for a wepkey or a wpa key.

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If it's a router that you have physical access to, you can use a pen to reset the router to default ( unsecured ), and address the router and reset a password.

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These settings can be used to configure the wireless card and wireless adaptersin your computer/laptop.
If these settings do not suit you, then it can be changed to suit yourrequirements.
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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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Hi ,

If the problem is the wrong key entered then you should just modify it in the Access Point settings. Access Point settings can be accessed as Below.

In Tools->Settings->Connections->Access points
delete it then create a new one, or modify it !

Kindly give a feed back for this.

Thanks and regards

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