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How do I enter the number "0" when entering a password for WLAN? I'm trying to connect to a WLAN using WPA encryption with a password including the number "0" but when pressing "0" it shows up as a star which is used to "hide" the password but it seems like it doesn't correspond to the number "0" as the password is wrong

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Brother's documentation is non-intuitive. Pressing the ' 0 ' key shows a ' * ', but it actually is accepted as a 0 and moves to the next character entry position. Just take it on faith that it enters a 0 when it shows * when entering the wireless key.

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You can use shift keys Shift+1 as I remember. Check the network guide. Here Its a pdf. You have to have adobe reader as well.
Thanks for contacting Fixya. Please rate the answer if it helps you to solve the issue.

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