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October 19, 2010 10:51:54 PM

I just bought a Vizio VBR231 blu-ray. During the set-up, it asks for my wireless router password. I know my password. It won't take the actual wireless password but instead wants the Linksys network security key or the encryption code. That code is alphanumeric and about 30 characters long. I called Vizio and they said I had to change it to all numbers (no more than 10) to get the blu-ray to recognize. I deleted the entire wireless set-up and started again but Linksys won't let you choose your own encryption code so I can't set up the blu-ray player. Any ideas?
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October 19, 2010 11:05:17 PM

Connect the computer to the router with an ethernet cable.

See the literature which came with your router for how to access the user setup screens in the router. Once in go to wireless security and review or renew the wireless security type and password. WPA PSK TKIP is the most common security type in use. Make a note of the SSID or change it to one of your invention.

Go to wireless mode and ensure that it's set to a protocol matching your computer's wireless adapter (mixed mode is a safe bet). Check for a setting often called Access List that includes or excludes users by identifying the MAC ID unique to their wireless adapter. Disable that.

Disconnect ethernet cable.

Go to the computer's wireless networking setup screen and see if you can detect the router's SSID (wireless call sign). Select that network.



Apply the wireless security type and password to the computer's wireless networking setup screen.
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