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How do I find the WEP/WPA/Security Key/Password for my wireless router

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January 14, 2012 6:35:12 PM

how do i access setup and configuration page
for my ubee wireless modem
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January 14, 2012 7:05:38 PM

Read this guide, the first part discusses that.

Basically, the easiest way is to make a wired connection to it and go to the network configuration page by typing the gateway address of your router into your browser, something like 192.168.0.1 and then the user and password, often admin/admin, but consult your manual for the specific address, user and password.
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January 14, 2012 7:50:08 PM

Hello and welcome to Tom's Hardware Forums.

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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August 30, 2012 5:52:18 PM

How do I do this using my MAC. I want to go into the router and change the SSID and password, but those clowns at Time Warner say "no way". Whatever. I know it can be done.
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August 30, 2012 9:48:02 PM

Is it their router?
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January 31, 2013 9:17:21 PM


Do you know the user name and password to the UBEE modem? Those mentioned are not working? Thank you

SR-71 Blackbird said:
Hello and welcome to Tom's Hardware Forums.

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 31, 2013 11:30:29 PM

1.Open a Web Browser and type http://192.168.0.1 or http://192.168.100.1 in the URL address field.
2.You should see a Web User Interface page from the Ubee Gateway.
3.Click Login on the left, and you will see a popup window.
4.Enter the login information for the Subscriber Account:

Login: user
Password: user
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