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What is the network equivalant key and where can I find it?

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The network equivalent key is a terminology used by Apple and its router type called Airport Extreme to identify the WiFi security password in a different way.

The D-Link DI-604 is a router without wireless (WiFi) capability and therefore there is not security key at all.

Please let me know if you need more details

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