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Where is the security key located in a dlink wireless router

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December 28, 2011 5:40:53 PM

try the simplest thing first

usually its written on the bottom or back of the wireless router
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December 28, 2011 6:00:29 PM

Assuming you can log in to the router's control panel, find the page dealing with the wireless settings. It should be right there.
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December 28, 2011 6:03:04 PM

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where can you find the security key in a wireless router


Log into the router at http://192.168.0.1/

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January 14, 2012 6:52:07 PM

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try the simplest thing first

usually its written on the bottom or back of the wireless router

which number is it?
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January 14, 2012 6:58:39 PM

does anyone know which # on bottom of router it is ?
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January 14, 2012 7:03:39 PM

Which number is it ?
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January 14, 2012 8:48:47 PM

it should say something like wireless key or encryption key or network key

for example with my bt home hub 3 its on the bottom

says network ssid and admin password and wireless key then a 10 digit code for the wireless key

any wireless router i have had in the uk has it on it somewhere


dont know if they do they same in other countries
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January 14, 2012 10:38:40 PM

Do you mean on the router ?
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January 14, 2012 11:12:33 PM

It seems like there is a bot programmed to post a wifi router security key topic every day.
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January 14, 2012 11:18:20 PM

I'm so confused I don't even know where to look, if it is on the bottom of the router which number is it ??? lol
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January 15, 2012 12:05:36 AM

Folks, you ever wonder why most of the "password" questions come from new users (usually their first post to Tom's it seems). That being the case, we all know that discussions on how to by-pass security measures are not allowed on Tom's.

The OP should simply ask the network owner for the password. The password is stored in the D-Link router in the in the routers security section/tab. The encryption type and passphrase are configued when logged into the router via the admin account.

Some of you may be referring to the router's PIN that is sometimes on a label attached to some routers. That PIN must be enabled in the router for it to work. BTW, from the same admin account used to configure the wireless security settings.

Seems this thread has gone all over the place except to tell the OP where to get the information from. Just ask for it from the legitimate network owner or get your internet service provider.
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January 15, 2012 12:19:58 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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January 15, 2012 12:20:10 PM

This topic has been closed by Area51reopened
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January 15, 2012 12:21:04 PM

This topic has been moved from the section Windows 8 to section Wireless Networking by Area51reopened
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