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      need my security key/passphrase

      Hi

      Ive just got a new laptop and need to get it online.

      I already have a wireless conection to use from my computer, but when i try to use this connection it tells me i need to enter my security key or passphrase. Ive been told that this was in the box you recieve when you get sky boradband but i no longer have it.

      I was wondering if there is a way to connect to the internet wirelessley through my laptop another way, or a way to see my passphrase, as it does not seem to be at the bottom of the netgear router.

      Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.


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      Re: need my security key/passphrase

      Turn your router over a few times, there will be a sticker on the bottom or side stating the SSID identifier for the router and the network key which is often all capitals and letters.
      If not then on the PC that is connected go to 192.168.0.1 and the user name is admin and password is sky. In that set of screens you will find the key for the wireless encryption.

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      Re: need my security key/passphrase

      Last edited by James67; 26-12-07 at 05:51 PM.

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      Re: need my security key/passphrase

      Most keys I've seen are letters only but there may be some out there with numbers. The most important thing is to check very carefully before typing in.

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      Re: need my security key/passphrase

      I thought my router had numbers as well, but I just checked it and it was all capital letters. Not that I'm using that passphrase anymore.

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      Re: need my security key/passphrase

      To be honest the biggest problem with the network key is working out what on earth is actually printed, the only thing worse than that is the MAC label on the router

     

     

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