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My connection is not secure and I tried to change but I canot see my preshared key. Looks like someone erased this; what can i do to retreive it?

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Log on to the router maintenance page by typing into your web browser address bar. Select Security settings. Here you can change the security key.

If you have a password set to access the maintenance functions you will be required to enter it before being allowed to change settings. If you have not set a password just leave the feild blank.

If you cannot access the maintenance functions, because you cannot connect or you have forgotten the password, then you should connect a PC to the router via an ethernet cable, reset the router to factory settings (there is a small button on the router to do this) and set up the router again from scratch.

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How to change my router's name and password


Please go through the hyperlink and some additional information as per below.

You can configure the router at

For a secure network you must:

- change the default password ("admin") of the router configuration on the Administration tab.

- change the network name/SSID of the wireless network from "linksys" to something unique.

- enable wireless security WPA2 Personal if possible with a strong preshared key.

Only then all wireless transmissions are encrypted and only computers which know the preshared key are able to connect.

There is no benefit changing the name of the router, usually, but you can do that, too, on the web configuration pages.

Make sure to press save settings before changing to a different tab.

Details how to configure everything are in the manual which is on the CD and which you can download from the linksys web site as well.

This will definitely resolve the concern.


Sep 20, 2011 | Computers & Internet


To Change the Security key or the Network key in your Belkin Wireless Router?

Hi Friends,
Please follow the default steps for all the belkin wireless routers to change the Security key or the Network Key in the wireless network

Step 1:Connect the Modem to Router (in the Port named Modem) and take another ethernet cable abd connect one end to the Router(in the port named Wired) and other end to any one of your computer

Step 2:Open an internet explorer and type and click on Enter button in the keyboard

Step 3:Now you will be able to see the belkin router setup page

Step 4:On your left hand side click on Security,it will prompt for a login password,leave it blank and click on Submit.

Step 5:Now change the Security type to either WEP or WPA


If You select WEP (64-bit), then you will be able to see 5 small boxes ,in each box in key 1,type 2 numbers in each box only in Key 1,after you have typed the number please make a note of it and click on Apply Changes


If you select WPA,then you will be able to see the Preshared Key or Password (PSK),in this place type as thing as you wish,after you have typed please make a note of it and click on Apply changes

Step 6:On your left hand side click on Channel and SSID,now you will be able to see the SSID name,Change it any name as you wish and click on Apply Changes

Step 7:Now go to the wireless Computers and try to connect to the new network name,when you try to connect ,it will prompt for a Network key or Security key,type the password which you gave in the belkin router page

The above mentioned steps are the default steps in all the queries if any customer need to change the security or the Name of your network,you can follow the above steps.It very simple and easy to understand


on Mar 17, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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We have a new Vizio tv. Trying to hook up to wireless internet. Its asking for WPA Preshared Key and I can't figure it out. Have lots of numbers from router but no success. Can you help?

On your router you should have a WEP security code. If none of the numbers on your router are working then call your internet service and they will be able to tell you what it is.

Also think back to when it was installed, some people choose to change their security key.

Apr 22, 2011 | Televison & Video

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I am using nokia e63 phone. When i try to connect to a wlan network it asks for preshared key or wep/wpa key . What should i do?

This is the same key that you use to connect your laptop to wlan.

if it is an office network, you will need to ask the network administrator or someone using the wlan for the key.

Mar 11, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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I have a NETGEAR router and I need the SSID and the type of sceurity. With the password. Can you help

Looks you havent configure your router. To get SSID and security key you have to configure it on your router.

You have to manually assign SSID on your Wireless Settings and Select proper security like WPA or WPA2 and assign preshare key ( security key). After assigning when you search for SSID on your Laptop or wireless computer it will you SSID you configured on your Router if you click on the SSID to connect it will ask you security key, supply the preshared key you configured on router.

If you are very new to router you might need to refer manual

If you know how to configure routers follow below link

May 23, 2010 | NetGear WGR614 Wireless Router

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My wireless network is currently unsecure. how do

If you have a PC connected to your router through an Ethernet cable (i.e. wired), make the changes through it, because, if you do it through a wireless device, you would loose access as soon as you set your wireless secturity parameters. Anyway, start a browser (e.g. Internet Explorer) and go to '' (this is the default IP address for this router. If you have changed it, replace it with yours). An authentication screen will come up, Enter 'admin' as 'User name', leave the 'Password' field empty, and click on 'OK'. The web interface will come up. Click on the 'Wireless' icon (on the left side of the screen) and the 'Home' tab. On 'WEP', click the 'Enabled' checkbox. On 'WEP Encryption', if you choose '64bit' you must enter exactly 5 characters as your wireless passphrase. Otherwise, if you choose '128bit' (more secure, of course), your wireless password must be exactly 13 characters long. To make it easier for your, select 'ASCII' under 'Key Type', and enter either your 5-char long or 13-char long passphrase under 'Key1' (make sure its checkbox is ticked). Then, click 'Apply' (the green icon with a check mark). Your router is now secured. Now, make these same changes (i.e. WEP encryption method and the passphrase you've chosen) on all devices (computers and/or smartphones), in order to allow them to connect to your router through Wi-Fi.
Hope it works for you.
Cheers! Carlos

May 21, 2010 | D-Link AirPlus DI-524 Wireless Router

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Wath is pre-shared key WLAN

To secure a network against unauthorized access you implement security measures. There are several ways to secure a network and one of them is with a preshared key.
If you are authorized to use the network, the network administrator gives you a string of characters (the key) that you are asked for on first access. If you supply the correct key you are allowed access, and your machine becomes known on the network.
Subsequent asking of the key may not be necessary except if the key has been changed.

Jan 04, 2010 | Nokia N95 Cellular Phone

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Changing to a secure setting

Go into your router's configuration page (see your router's manual for how to do this, it is an address that looks something like In there you want to find the wireless security section and change it to WEP security.

You will then need to enter a 64 or 128 bit WEP "key". This is your password to access the wireless network and the way you enter it is you enter a 10-character string (for 64 bit) or a 26-character string (for 128 bit) that contains only the numbers 0-9 and the letters A to F.

An example of 64 bit wep key is: 5145466d52
example of a 128 bit wep key: 3c2f2339483f2537373c57775f

Once you save your settings, your router should appear as a "secured" wireless network. When you try to connect, it will ask you for the key. Enter the same key you entered into the router.

That's it! The hardest part is finding the WEP section in the router's settings.

Jan 24, 2008 | Belkin (F5D5231V4-SN-PD) Router...

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Password Security

I agree instructions are not well explained.

Please download the manual from here


and go to page 17

When you are in the same setting page with your router, change the SSID with a name that you use to reconize your network like cwistabelle or my_nice_network

Channel you can live the one proposed by the router

Security select WPA-PSK

Encription select TKIP 

Preshare Key mode select ASCII

Preshare Key enter a password from 8 to 60 letter and number, for example cwistabelle10 or something easy for you to remember.


IMPORTANT never put a password exactly the same like your SSID!


Try to connect with your wireless computer and remember to put the password that you just set up.


Let me know if OK.

Oct 22, 2007 | MSI Wireless-G RG54G3 Router

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This example will demonstrate how to create a Virtual private Network (VPN) between two remote locations through the Internet. The VPN policy will use 3DES IPSec to securely send/receive encrypted data over the Internet. When the VPN tunnel is enabled, the two offices will virtually appear to be on the same local network. This example will consist of two DI-804V VPN Routers with a simple setup. The two remote offices in this example will be known as Office A and Office B. Both VPN Routers must already be set up and able to access each other. This is only an example, your setup will vary using the WAN IP address provided by your ISP. Please note the differences in the IP addresses for each office. We will begin by configuring the DI-804V at Office A. Start by going into VPN Settings under the Basic Setup menu. Step 1. In the Connection Name field, type in OfficeA. Click ADD. Step 2. A properties screen will appear for the new connection you have made. Fill in the appropriate information for Office A: Connection Name: OfficeA Local IPSEC Identifier: Local Remote IPSEC Identifier: Remote Remote IP Network: Remote IP Netmask: Remote Gateway IP: Network Interface: WAN ETHERNET Secure Association: IKE Perfect Forward Secure: Enabled PreShared Key: 123456 Key Life: 28800 IKE Life Time: 3600 Step 3 Click SAVE. There should now be a VPN policy created for Office A. Now you will want to Save & Restart the DI-804V. Note: 123456 is an example of a preshared key, please fill in any secret preshared key you desire. Keep in mind that both sites require the same preshared key. Office A setup is now complete, we will now configure Office B with the other DI-804V, Follow the same steps previously with Ofice A to create a VPN policy. Step 1 Please change the appropriate information. Connection Name: OfficeB Local IPSEC Identifier: Local Remote IPSEC Identifier: Remote Remote IP Network: Remote IP Netmask: Remote Gateway IP: Network Interface: WAN ETHERNET Secure Association: IKE Perfect Forward Secure: Enabled PreShared Key: 123456 Key Life: 28800 IKE Life Time: 3600 Step 2 Click SAVE. There should now be a VPN policy created for Office B. Now you will want to Save & Restart the DI-804V. After the VPN policies have been created for the two Offices, the two remote locations should authenticate and connect. To view the status of the VPN connection, go to the Device Status menu. On the bottom-left side of the menu, click on the VPN Status icon. A VPN Status pop-up screen will appear showing VPN connection status. If a VPN tunnel is active, the State should indicate Q-Estab. Go to a DOS prompt and ping the internal IP address of the remote network.

Feb 16, 2006 | D-Link DI 804V (DI-804V) Router

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