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I'm trying to set up my laptop and wireless connection to the internet .I'M at the stage where i require the security code from my netopia modem . where do i get this?

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You can get the security code from the router's UI. You can access that by typing in the default gateway address under status on your LAN on the address bar of your browser.

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