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I connected to to wifi but now the netwrk name has been changed

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  • Laptops
  • Wireless
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  • Linksys
  • Wireless Networking
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June 19, 2011 7:15:41 PM

Hello,
my daughter connected her laptop to my in-laws Linksys wireless connection which did not require a password. Now the Network has been renamed SQUEEZER-PC_Network (SQUEEZER-PC is the name of my daughter's laptop)and it requires a password. Help!!!

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June 19, 2011 7:26:00 PM

Try her password from her laptop
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June 19, 2011 7:42:14 PM

She says she doesn't have a password??? Is that possible? She's 10 and doesn't know much about computers and frankly, neither do I.
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June 19, 2011 7:44:39 PM

Just reset the router
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September 9, 2011 2:23:30 AM

Tried resetting the router - not working. My daughter is trying to connect her ipod and having the same problem - asking for passwork and we don't have a password
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September 9, 2011 2:25:47 AM

when trying to connect our laptops to the wireless and it asked for password, it gave the option of pushing the button on the router - so we tried that and then it worked, but that won't work for an ipod connection
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September 9, 2011 5:40:48 AM



You need to access the router settings to find the password - more accurately known as a wirreless ecurity key - and for your daughter to inut that to her device so she can connect automatically in the future.

Either connect wirelessly or use the cable that came with your router to connect to your computer then go Start then Run in XP - or use the Windows key plus R in Vista and Windows 7, then type in the following into the Open box, 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 but your router's instruction 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.

It's adviseable to keep a note of that security key in your Documents folder and also outside the computer.


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January 3, 2013 4:47:36 AM



i have the same probem!!! when you say "go to wireless and then security and look at the pin" i dont know where your talking about. i went in the site and i dont know witch section to click on.
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