Question about Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Where can I find the security key for my Linksys Router? I have the password, but it isn't working to help me get my laptop on line.

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 32,281 Answers

Network security key
Theencryption key secures your data from unauthorized access. The router's password is a Passphrase or the WEP or WPA orWPA2 encryption key. The Passphrase generates the WEP or WPA or WPA2 encryptionkey and this is in the router's wireless settings. To connect to your wireless router, it needs the router'swireless settings configured ie SSID, WPA or WPA2 encryption key and also thewireless cards in all the laptops and or computers needs to be configured withthese router's wireless settings. Then the laptops and desktop computers cancommunicate with your wireless router.

Posted on Apr 09, 2011

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

3 Answers

How do I set a password? I've been using this router for years without one... thanks


Connect Wired cable to the linksys Router via PC/Laptop

Go to browser and point to IP address 192.168.1.1 (Can be different if manually changed)

Default username : admin password: admin

Go to Wireless TAB -> Security

Select Security type as WPA2 or WPA (WPA2 preferred)

Select passphrase as YOUR KEY

Make sure to click Apply afterwards.

You have now a password on your SSID.

Mar 12, 2011 | Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router

1 Answer

Im trying to hook up to linskys via my laptop and its asking me for the security key or pass phrase for linsky?


Hi Good day!! your linksys is password protected that's why its sending you a message to enter it's password, you need to enter the password of the router (linksys) if you want to access the router.. try this- username: admin password: (no password just leave it blank and then enter) that is the default password. hope it works for your linksys
Thank you for using FixYa
Please accept if my solution helps you

Nov 08, 2010 | Linksys Computers & Internet

1 Answer

I have recently had internet problems and now my laptop is unable to work off my router. My internet support help told me that the security key was changed. I don't know how that would have happened. How...


Step 1:
Open a web browser such as Internet Explorer.
Step 2:
Go to the Address bar and enter your router’s IP address ("192.168.1.1" is the default IP of most Linksys routers) then press [Enter].
Step 3:
A new window will prompt for a User name and Password. Leave the User name field blank then enter your router’s password ("admin" is the default password), then click OK.
If you forgot the router's password you need to reset the router.
Step 4: Click on Wireless--->Wireless Security to view the Security type and the Key.

Jun 21, 2010 | Linksys WRT160N Wireless Router

1 Answer

I have a new laptop and am unable to access wireless with the linksys router ( it worked on my old pc, before it died) The infor on my router reads: linksys wrt100 range plus wireless router


Check if the wireless security is ON. If yes, then you will need to know the wireless network key.

To check the settings on the router on a connected computer, use a web browser and in the address bar type: 192.168.1.1.

By default leave the username blank, then the password is admin.

Go to Wireless, take note of the SSID.

Then go to Wireless security, copy the pre-shared key/ wireless network key.

On your new laptop, view the available networks, you should see your SSID. It will prompt you to enter the network key, just type the wireless network key.

I hope this helps!

Mar 23, 2010 | Linksys WRT160N Wireless Router

2 Answers

How to connect my laptop to the wireless wrt54ga linksys router


Connect it with a Cat 5 E ethernet cable. Insert one end to the linksys router and another to the laptop. Then if u want to configure your router, insert the router software CD and follow the procedure mentioned in the CD.

Sep 07, 2009 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

1 Answer

I need help i forgot my wireless security key. i now have two laptops i need to hook up


Do you know how to access your linksys router? Do you know the password on the linksys router?

If not you will need to reset the linksys to restore the password to it's default and then reconfigure the router from scratch.

If you need help with that please reply with details about your router model information.

Jan 14, 2009 | Linksys Ultra RangePlus Wireless Routr...

3 Answers

How do I find out my wep key


Looks like you will have to login to the router from the other computer to find the key.
Usually, the address to the router admin screens is one of the following:
192.168.0.1 Linksys
192.168.1.1 NetGear
192.168.10.100 Motorola
Generally 192.168.1.1 will work for most.
Default Login:
Login = admin
Password = password (default - if this doesn't work, then you will need to find it or initialize the router)
Go to the WEP security Screen
NetGear EXAMPLE:
Security Encryption (WEP)
Authentication Type *Automatic*
Encryption Strength *64bit* (64 bit is sufficient - the network overhead is less than 128 bit)
Security Encryption (WEP) Key (The active key below is marked with *)
Passphrase *Blank*
Key 1 abcdabcdab (64 bit examples = 10 hex digits 128 bit will be longer string)
Key 2 dcbadcbadc
Key 3 123456789a
Key 4 *Blank*
Click logout when finished

LinkSys Example:

Wireless Network Menu
Wireless Network Mode Mixed
Wireless Network Name (SSID) MyWireless
Wireless Channel 7 - 2.442 GHZ
Wireless SSID Broadcast Enable
Wireless Security
Security Mode WEP
Default Transmit Key 1 (This is the active key)
WEP Encryption 64 bits (or 128 bits)
Passphrase
Key 1 abcdabcdab
Key 2 dcbadcbadc
Key 3 123456789a
Key 4
There is no logout for the LinkSys. Just disconnect

Oct 27, 2008 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Change password, linksys router, wrt54gs


are you referring to the wireless password like WEP or WPA key? if yes,you need to connect your laptop first to your router with a cable,go to 192.168.1.1, then enter,username should be blank ,password is admin, theres a setting there for wireless security

Oct 10, 2008 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

1 Answer

Passphrase


Since you forgot the security ket for the wireless network you need to access the router setup page using the a computer that is working fine with the router,
On the internet exploreer address bar of the working computer type in 192.168.1.1 , then that should be asking you for a username and password, just leave the username blank and password is admin. If tha admin password didn't work try typing your commonly use password.
If you're already on the setup page of the router, Just go to wireless tab then there's a wireless security sub tab there where you can find the security key that you need...

Hope that helps...........

Sep 07, 2008 | Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router

5 Answers

Method to add another laptop to wireless Linksys in home. Model no: WRT546 Serial no. CDFF1G506178 password lost...tried ADMIN


just try reset in your linksys and reinstall once again the driver for it in both your laptop and set a password for it .....

Aug 07, 2008 | Computers & Internet

Not finding what you are looking for?
Computers & Internet Logo

Related Topics:

78 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Computers & Internet Experts

Doctor PC
Doctor PC

Level 3 Expert

7733 Answers

kakima

Level 3 Expert

102366 Answers

David Payne
David Payne

Level 3 Expert

14161 Answers

Are you a Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...