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Wireless Network Setup Wizard Help with Key

by bigman8424 / December 16, 2007 8:11 AM PST

I already have wireless network, however I am trying to add a network key, I went through the Wireless Network Setup Wizard again and at the end it opened up a notepad of my new wireless SSID name I set and a random key, however it does not seem to change anything, and I don't have to enter in the network key in my laptop. Any advice?

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What type of security. . .
by Coryphaeus / December 16, 2007 8:43 AM PST

is running on the router? WEP (not recommended), WPA?

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by danthevan / December 16, 2007 9:11 AM PST

hi there to setup a network key it must be done from within the settings of your router

try this let your laptop connect as usual right click on the connection icon in the notification area left click status when the next window appears click on the support tab. bring up a internet browser page ie or firefox etc then write your default gateway address in the address bar at the top. should look something like this press enter this should bring up your routers internal web server page where you will be able to set up a network key for your wireless network wep/wpa etc

ps most routers need a password default password for most routers is

user = admin some netgear routers = zebra

password = admin

hope this helps dan

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Lost router changes
by peacox / December 16, 2007 11:17 AM PST

Most wireless routers require that you save changes to the configuration and then reboot the router did you do this?

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