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Cannot connect to wireless internet because I do not have the security key or passphrase requested for model WL-500gPV2

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Perform a 'hard reset'--(it resets the router to its factory default settings):

  1. Look at the back--find the 'reset' button near the power connector;
  2. Press and HOLD the reset button for a little over 5 seconds (all the lights should blink off, then start coming back on slowly, blinking, one by one);
  3. Just wait! In less than a minute, your router should 'come up' with all its factory settings set to 'default'.
  4. Now, once lights are pretty steady, you can try connecting again;
  5. If you're directly connected (via ethernet cable) to it, typing 192.168.1.1 into your web browser address bar will let you access, view, and change all your router settings
  6. If you are trying to connect wirelessly, and then modify settings, have your laptop search for the SSID named 'default'--that's what this model automatically names its wireless signal from the factory. Connect to that signal--it should be 'open' and unsecured, so do this and make your changes pretty quickly, in order to secure your own connection!
  7. Once you're connected to the signal, type 192.168.1.1 (same as if you were connected via wire) and get started customizing it for yourself!
Hope this helps!

Posted on Mar 19, 2011

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