Hello, I bought this laptop used and I'm trying to hook to the internet using a wireless router. The name of my router is netgear. I need the security key in order to connect to a wireless connection. How do I get the security key? My router has a password and user name on the bottom but I need a security key.
At the Netgear's login page, 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.