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I have purchased a laptop computer and i want to get internet set up with it with this router and i can't seem to get pass the password??? I put mine in but its not going through, I called Windstream and suggested I needed you tochange the settings to go with my modem

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Hi GrannyKat6,

What make and model is the router? Are you connecting wired or wireless?


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LOL, how did you forget the security key? OK, lets pray for a little luck here. On some wireless routers and some modems that contain wireless capability the security key will be either on the side or bottom of them on a label. It is called the Network Security Key or Network Password. This is especially true if you have AT&T as your provider. If you have a wireless router that you purchased from a store such as Netgear, Dlink, Belkin, etc. then you will need to use a Network Cable to plug the wireless router into the computer ( it may already be plugged up if you have a desktop computer). On the computer with the network cable coming from the router plugged into it you will open up internet explorer and in the address bar you will type in the ip address of the router. For example the ip address for netgear might be so you would put that in address bar where you normally type www to get to webpages. If you have access to a computer that is already connected to the internet just get on it and go to and in the search type for example "netgear wireless router ip address". you'll find the ip address, or you can go to your router manufacturer's site to find the ip address. You 'll also need the userid and password to get into the router, so make sure you google that or get it from the manufacturer's site. Most times the router might be set to the default user id and password. Let's hope that's the case otherwise you'll need to get it from whoever set up your router. Once you're in the router, go to the wireless settings and look for the password. It might be under wireless security or it might just be under wireless. That's all there is to it.

I know it seems like a lot, but it's quite simple. The only thing that might throw you off is if whoever set up your wireless also changed the default userid and password to get into the router. Don't fret you can get around it by clicking the little button on the back of the router with an ink pen and hold it for about 30 seconds. This will reset the router to the factory settings including the password. You'll have to go back into it and turn on the wireless and set a password if you want one to secure it. Also if your internet connection is a PPOE Connection which is what phone companies use such as AT&T then you will have to put in your Network or Internet Userid and Password. Most folks don't know that because they think the only userid and password they have is their email userid and password from the phone company. NOT TRUE.... You'll need the Internet Password or you'll never reach the internet. In fact you might spend time talking on the phone to a customer service rep to get it all set back up. And they won't help you with the router because the don't deal with anything that's not their product. So in short HIT THE RESET ON THE BACK OF THE ROUTER AS A VERY LAST RESORT.

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The WPA encryption key (password) configured in the Netgear router's wireless settings. Go to your router's wireless settings to get this key and use this key to configure the laptop's wireless card.
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SSID is the network name. When you try to connect to the wireless network on your laptop, you will see this network name.
If your network is secured network then it will ask you for the network key or the password. You need to enter the ' security key '.

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When the router is reset to default setting, connect the router to a computer and visit (linksys router) or (d-link router) to configure it. By default, username = admin and password = <blank> or no password. If no password don't work, try the password "admin". So username = admin and password = admin.

You you reach the configuration field, you need to enter the configuration settings provided by your ISP to connect to their internet services. Most likely, you will be using a dynamic IP address (DHCP Enabled) for home users or a static IP for business users. But these information you can get from your Internet Service Provider.

Once you can connect to the internet, configure your wireless network in the router's configuration page to broadcast with encryption. Use WPA or WPA2 or the like in your encryption protocol. Make sure that you configure your laptop for WPA or WPA2 also for them to communicate.

When all is set, try connecting to the internet and try if your wireless router is broadcasting wifi internet.

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You need to configure your router.
For that Connect your router to computer with ethernet cable then you can access it with following default link.
If you are not able to access it with above ip then check your computers ip address gateway ip is your router ip try with it.
Then it ask for user name and password.
Type user as "admin" and password as "admin" or "password" or blank.
Then you can see configuration page of router.
Click on WAN settings and set those settings as your internet service provider settings.
Enable DHCP if you want to get ip from router.
Clickon wireless settings enable wireless then enable WEP Security then add WEP code .It isyour password to connect wi fi.Then save settings and restart router.
Then you can connect your wi fi network with that code.
Let me know if you need further assistance.
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