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I would like to add a new laptop to my wireless network but have forgotten the password for the network. I am using a Belkin wireless pre n Router F5D8230-4. How can I find the password to setup the new laptop?

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If you dont know the password or have forgotten it, just remove the power and hold the reset in under the bottom of the unit in, reconnect the power and count for 7 sec. lights will flash and the password will be default again. It resets it back to factory settings.

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Forgotten password for wifi network


Which operating system ??
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

or
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

Jan 06, 2014 | Computers & Internet

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Need default password!


Hi there.
The password should be underneath the router itself next to the network key.
If its not try the default password (belkin), if this does not work please post back.

Good luck and thanks for using FixYa!!

May 07, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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I have another laptop which i want to use with my belkin wireless router,but when prompted to enter password and connect i can remember the code as my works it people set it up are they a way of...


If I understand this correctly, Your work's IT people setup your router and you need the Security Password to access?

You should ask your work's IT people for the password.
If you are asking how to break that security key, I'm am not sure you will find that info here.

Dec 09, 2008 | Belkin Computers & Internet

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Trying to connect a new computer to existing wireless network. have forgotten the password we used


in order for you to know what is the network key you may need to access the wireless router or access points setup page.

you can access that by typing the routers ip to internet explorer just make sure before trying this the computer is connected to the router physically or wired, you can also try this on a wirelesly connected computer or laptop.

Sep 13, 2008 | Belkin Computers & Internet

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I am trying to set up a password for my belkin router when I go wireless


its the wireless that you need to secure. Open a browser and go to the router's IP (e.g. 192.168.1.1) If you dont know the IP, go to Start> Run . type"CMD" hit enter > type "ipconfig" hit enter, the router's IP will be Default Gateway: 192.168.X.X.

click on security in left column,
default login is blank, just hit submit

security mode= wpa-wsp (no server)
authentication= wpa-wsp wpa2-psk
encryption= tkip+aes
pre shared key = (create password)
click apply changes.
(only those who know key can use network)

Aug 11, 2008 | Belkin Computers & Internet

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I want a secure line for my router on my laptop


While it is impossible to be 100% secure on a wireless network, there are several things that will help. Use the wep encription, use mac filtering and add only the addresses you want to connect. Once you have everything set up, disable broadcasting the SSID, and lastly, change the user name and password on the router. Don't forget to enable the firewall on your laptop. Amother thing you can do is go around with your laptop and map the signal range so that you have an idea where the signal limits are.

Jul 27, 2008 | Belkin Computers & Internet

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We have purchased a new notebook{higrade brand vista OS} to replace a packard bell using XP the XP laptop connected no problem the newone finds the belkin router but won't connect to the internet are...


Do you have a wireless security protocol enabled, and if so, what? Install a wired connection to the router (use an ehternet cable to connect your laptop's RJ-45--looks like a wide phone plug--into one of the Belkin router's network jacks). Go to the router's management page using your web browser (probably http://192.168.2.1). If you have not previously set the password in your router, simply leave the password field blank and CLICK "Submit". If you have previously password protected your Belkin router, use the known password. If you have forgotten your password... you'll need to reset your router.
 
Reest Router: there is usually a small hole into whiuch a pin or paper clip can be inserted for this purpose or a small button to press. Most Belkins--IIRC--have the button. 

Once you are on the Belkin router's management page, look for the wireless link and set your security protocol to match what your wireless card is capable of, set the password, save and exit. Use the sasme password in configuring wireless networking in Windows.

Jul 17, 2008 | Belkin Computers & Internet

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How do i enable wep security on my belkin wireless routeron my pc & what do i do for 2 laptops


check

Setting up wireless security
Belkin : Support : Configuring Wireless Security
Enable wireless and wireless security on your Belkin ...
Generally access the router control panel panel putting router ip number on internet explorer bar. You will be asked for passwords. Check IP number and password for your model on manual.
On panel go to wireless then security, you find menus at left and top bar of the router control page in internet explorer.
Set encryption and input the password.
Do save all command (button at bottom of page).
set wep password also on wireless networked computers.


Jul 07, 2008 | Belkin Computers & Internet

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Setting up a Wireless Connection


you might want to check the www.belkin.com site to see if that can support Mac Powerbook.

Mar 09, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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