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Last response: in Wireless Networking
April 9, 2011 9:29:41 PM

what is the network security key for an Acer Notebook Model 788309

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a b 8 Security
April 10, 2011 11:44:07 AM

AOL will work when the system is set up properly so follow these instructions for finding or setting a security key. The key is made and stored in the router and not in the laptop. When you connect to it for the first time, Windows will save the network for future use so you don't need to input that key every time.

Go Start then Run in XP - or use the 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

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. Your router's manual will help you there.

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.

If you still need help after this thread is inexplicably closed, feel free to PM me.