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I am trying to print wirelessly. I have a router DGN1000 NETGEAR. What do I need to do for example what is SSID and password?. I have Security PIN, Serial number and MAC. Which ones of above are SSID and password.

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SSID is the name of the wireless network that is boardcasting.
you will see this when you search for wireless networks. it may show up as netgear as the SSID.
the password is going to be the security pin.

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Passphrase or code to set up netgear router


It sounds like you are setting up or getting into a Workgroup and not a router configuration. To set up your netgear router would not ask you for a passhprase for mshome unless you set the router's SSID to be mshome. Normally the router's SSID will be Netgear or Default unless you changed. During setup you should go into the router's wireless configuration and change the SSID to something such as Your Last Name (ex. Smith_Network) and then set a password under security. If I were you at first I would not set a password. You can always log back into the router and set the password for wireless security later. Just make sure you can see your network SSID from the laptop and try connecting. If it connects then you can go back and set the wireless security.

Mar 19, 2012 | Toshiba Computers & Internet

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Secure your Wireless Router - General Guide


How do I secure my wireless router? A general guide

To set up wireless router security, there are four main steps, which are the same for most routers. These are:

1) Login to your router, using a wired connection
2) Change the router login password
3) Change the network name (SSID)
4) Enable WPA encryption.

This is a very general guide, which will use the Netgear DG834G wireless router as an example. As every router is different, you will need your user manual to get the most out of this tip. (If you need help with finding a manual, see ‘How To Find a Router Manual’).

Here are the details:

1) Login to your router, using a wired (Ethernet) connection.
Make sure you have a cabled connection to your router. Then open a web browser, and type the router’s IP address into the address bar. For example, this is http://192.168.0.1 for the Netgear DG834G (Note, there is no ‘www’).

Enter username and password at the prompt.

Netgear DG834G: the defaults are username: admin and password: password (or, for UK Sky users - username: admin and password: sky). Other routers – common usernames are admin or blank: common passwords are admin, password, 1234, or blank.

If you log in successfully, you should then see the router configuration screen.

2) Change the router login password.
To change the router password, find a menu option such as Setup, Tools, Administration, Basic Settings, Management, or Utilities. On the Netgear DG834G – this option is under Maintenance > Set Password.

Set and confirm a new login password. Click ‘Save/Apply’ when finished.

Tip: Write the router login password on a label, and stick it to the router.

3) Change the SSID (network name):
The SSID or Network Name is the name you see when you are looking for an ‘available wireless network’.

To access this setting, find a menu option such as Wireless, Wireless Security, Security, or perhaps Advanced Settings. For the Netgear DG834: the Network Name/ SSID option is under Setup > Wireless Settings.

Change the SSID from the default, to anything you like. It is case sensitive, and you can use up to 32 letters – but do not use something that could identify you, or your location. Click ‘Save’ or ‘Apply’ when finished.

4) Enable WPA encryption
Find the Wireless Security or Wireless Encryption Options section - often in the same section as the SSID (eg for Netgear – it’s still in Wireless Settings).

You may have a number of encryption options. Select WPA-PSK or WPA2-PSK (good choices to start with).

You then need to enter a network key. The box to enter this may be labelled Network Key: it may also be labelled WPA-PSK, WPA Shared Key, PSK, Security key, Passphrase, Pre-shared key, Authentication key . On the Netgear DG834Gv3 it is labelled ‘Network Key’.

The network key should be a long password, or passphrase, between 8 and 63 letters/numbers long. This can be any series of letters/ numbers, or you can use a phrase with numbers - eg, 451ThisisGooDFunforgEeks7899. It is case sensitive. (If you think your connection is likely to be hacked, pick a very strong network key.)


Note down your network key carefully. You will need this to connect wirelessly. Click ‘Apply/Save’ when finished.

That's it - you have done enough to secure your network, and can close the screen.

There are further security options to enable if you wish, but these three are the most important.

When you next connect wirelessly, you should see your wireless router with its new name in the 'available wireless networks'. When you attempt to connect, you are asked for the network key you set in Step 4. If all goes well, you can then save this and will connect automatically in future.

If you get stuck with any of this, consult your manual, or post on Fixya. Good luck with securing your router.


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A word about WPS: WPS is a shortcut method to help you implement security on a wireless router. Consult your user manual if your router is WPS enabled, and you prefer to use WPS.

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All information is offered as is, without warranty. If you choose to use it, it is entirely at your own risk. Thanks to all Fixya contributors who helped with this tip. Advice and links current at time of writing. Written by ‘eecom’, Jan 2009.

on Jan 10, 2009 | NetGear DG834G Router

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Cant access router


To RESET the Netgear, power up the Netgear then press andhold the RESET button at the back of the router until all the LEDs flash.Connect a LAN cable from the Netgear to the LAN port on yourcomputer, open a browser and enter the Netgear configuration URL -
http://192.168.0.1
The default login = admin
The default PW = passwordYou can now change the default admin password and configurethe wireless settings.
Go to the wireless configuration and set up the SSID and WPA or WPA2encryption.
Apply these settings to the wireless card in your laptop/computer.
To secure your wireless network from unauthorized access, please click on thislink and follow my instructions :-http://www.fixya.com/support/r3559128-wireless_router_security

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I have a problem with my router login.I have tried hard resetting it and using the default password (username: admin , password: password) whenever I try to login it gives me an error: "System...


If the router ssid reads virginmedia.... then you have not reset the router. The default name for a Netgear router is Netgear.
Push the reset button in (on the back of the router) and hold it for at least 15 seconds or until the power light flashes.
Now the username and password and SSID should be reset to the default.

Oct 23, 2011 | NetGear DGN1000 Wireless Router

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How do i change password


to change the password on a netgear, you first need to secure or make sure that you are connected to it. be it wireless or hardwired. after ensuring that your laptop is connected, open a browser, and type 192.168.1.1 or www.routerlogin.net, then it would ask you for a username and password. username is " admin " password is " password " then it would take you now to the netgear page. on the left side of that screen, click on wireless settings, then you can start changing your password in security option. then click apply.

Sep 09, 2011 | NetGear DGN1000 Wireless Router

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Lost my Wireless name (SSID) lost my Security Passphrase


1. Open your internet browser.
2. Type in 192.168.0.1 and press enter.
3. When prompted, type in admin for username and password for password. That should get you into all of the settings, where you can view your wireless network's SSID and security passphrase.
4. CHANGE your username and password. This is how hackers access your network!

Jul 25, 2011 | NetGear DGN1000 Wireless Router

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Trying to find password or key to set up netflix for wireless router netgear wgr614


To access the router:
1. Type http://www.routerlogin.net in the address field of your browser, and then click Enter.
2. When prompted, enter admin for the router user name and password for the router password,
both in lowercase letters. (For security reasons, the router has its own user name and
password.)
3. On the main menu, select Wireless Settings to display the Wireless Settings screen.
Note that the default SSID is NETGEAR.
4. You will now see your wireless Security Option and passphrase.

Mar 24, 2011 | NetGear WGR614 Wireless Router

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I need to reset or find my origional password. Please help. Thanks


If you have changed the default password, you need to reset the router to the factory settings to get in with the default user and password (user admin and password as password, or if that doesn't work try 1234 - these are the default password for NetGear routers). Note that you will lose the ISP settings and wireless settings when you reset the router.

Here's a video on how to reset the router to the factory default settings: http://kbserver.netgear.com/media/flash/training/Troubleshooting/NG_WGR614V9Router_TS_LostPassword.html

Feb 17, 2011 | NetGear DG834G Router

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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
http://kbserver.netgear.com/pdf/wgr614v6_ref_man_20Apr05.pdf

If you know how to configure routers follow below link
http://www.ehow.com/how_5220934_configure-netgear-wgr-v.html

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Netgear wireless installation


To configure the wireless settings on your router, you need to access the setup page using a wired computer.

On your browser's address bar, type www.routerlogin.net.

Default username is admin.
Default password is password.

Once in the netgear setup page, go to Wireless settings.

The default SSID (wireless network name) is NETGEAR. You may change this to any name that you want so that you may identify which is your wireless network.

You may also enable the wireless security. For example, WEP. You may generate a passphrase. Make sure you take note of the key1 because this will serve as a password to connect wirelessly on your wireless computers.

Once you have completed the wireless settings on the router, your wireless computer should be able to detect the SSID. When you connect, it will prompt for a network key. Type the key1 that you get from the router's setup page.

I hope this helps!

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