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I tried to set up my iPad2 to connect to my Linksys Wireless-N Broadband Router (Model No. WRT160N) using the password that I set 3 years ago. I couldn't get it work after trying the password with upper and lower cases combinations. I am quite sure my password is correct becase I noted it on a paper and kept it safely. I could not figure out what went wrong. Can somebody please help? Can I change my router passwordo a new one so that I can use it for iPad2? How can I make change to current password? Will this affect the wireless connection between the router and my existing PCs? Regards, John Sieu (Hong Kong)

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Make sure you have set up the security on the router to match the type that can be handled by the ipad.

If you are using WPA2 AES encryption for example, you may want to verify that the ipad2 can connect to it. This could be the case with any type of encryption. If you are using WEP make sure you are choosing the correct bit level (64 bit vs. 128 bit etc)

I would recommend trying WPA TKIP encryption, it is pretty secure and usually pretty universally accepted.

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Try the following:

1. If you want WPA2 encryption on your router, (which also have higher security and compatibility issues with wireless cards), you could try WPA2-TKIP (which is standard encryption and made compatible for all wireless cards) or WPA2-AES (for specific wireless cards that are unable to connect to TKIP encryption)

2. If Step 1 won't work, try to lower your security encryption to WPA-PSK (either TKIP or AES) and try again. If this works, your IPAD2's wireless card doesn't support WPA2 encryption yet.

If all of the above fails, I do not recommend WEP since it's easily cracked (for advanced users) but you could try it as a last resort.

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  1. Follow these steps to configure Linksys WRT160N wireless router.

    Open Internet Explorer, it does not matter if you see error message such as "The page can not be displayed" . now erase everything on the address bar and type in this IP address: or the full address:
    This is the default IP address for the router set by Linksys.
  2. 2 Hit the Enter key on your keyboard to connect to the router's web admin control panel. You will be prompted a login window for the username and password: the default admin username is "admin" and the default admin password is "password". If you can't connect to this admin control panel, you will need to change the IP address on your modem, maybe your modem is using the same IP also, just unplug the router from your modem, and hook up your computer directly to the modem and fire up the web browser and enter the IP and follow the on screen direction to get in.
  3. 3 It will then ask you to change password, then you make up a password that is meaningful for you to remember. You will need to write down the username and password for future reference because I am sure you will forget. You will need to reset the router if you forget the router password, and that will erase everything saved inside the router setting.
  4. 4 After successfully login, you will be in the Basic Setup of your Linksys WRT160 wireless router. You also might need to clone the Mac Address if you are using Cable Broadband (Comcast), to do this go to Mac address clone -> Enable, then clone my computers Mac.
  5. 5 If you are using Verizon, you might need to change the Internet Connection Type to PPPoE and enter your username and password that is created by Verizon.
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NOTE. Do use cable between the router and the pc you perform setup with.....

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