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December 26, 2010 1:12:37 AM

Hello,

Lost my network security key. how can I figure it out so I can add another laptop to the network.

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December 26, 2010 3:07:54 AM

ccba33 said:
Hello,

Lost my network security key. how can I figure it out so I can add another laptop to the network.


Hello,

When you say you lost your key, does your computer still connect to the network but you don't remember it? What OS are you using?
a b D Laptop
a b 8 Security
December 26, 2010 5:16:48 AM


Go Start then Run in XP - Windows key plus R in Vista and Windows 7, then type in the following, including all the spaces:-

cmd /k ipconfig /all

then press Enter and from the black form that shows up, take a note of the numeric code beside the Default Gateway icon - something like 192.168.0.1.

Type exit to close the black form.

Open Internet Explorer and enter that code into the URL address bar as though it was a website. You're then at the login page to the router's settings utility and admin will usually be the login with either admin or password as the password.

If you're in, seek out Wireless and then Security and take a note of the key. Sometimes it may be a passphrase, some a simple set of letters and others a hexadecimal code. You also may as well note which level of security it is - WEP, WPA or WPA/PSK 2 and then either AES or TKIP. Your computer will already know this but it's handy information to store. Note also that hexadecimal only contains numbers from zero to 9 and letters a to f so there's no confusion of I and O with 1 and 0.

Keep a note of that security key in My Documents and also outside the computer.



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a b D Laptop
a b 8 Security
December 26, 2010 3:31:50 PM

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