Windows Legacy OS forum

General discussion

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?

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Wireless Network Setup Wizard Help with Key
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Wireless Network Setup Wizard Help with Key
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
What type of security. . .
by Coryphaeus / December 16, 2007 8:43 AM PST

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

Collapse -
reply to Wireless Network Setup Wizard Help with Key
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

http://192.168.1.1 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

Collapse -
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?

Popular Forums
icon
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
icon
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
icon
Laptops 21,181 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
icon
Phones 17,137 discussions
icon
Security 31,287 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
icon
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
icon
Windows 10 2,657 discussions

CNET FORUMS TOP DISCUSSION

Help, my PC with Windows 10 won't shut down properly

Since upgrading to Windows 10 my computer won't shut down properly. I use the menu button shutdown and the screen goes blank, but the system does not fully shut down. The only way to get it to shut down is to hold the physical power button down till it shuts down. Any suggestions?