Originally Posted by DocSmith
Didn't know whether this should be OT or Tech, so here goes:
I have a home network with two hard-wired desktop computers, and a secure wireless network for two laptops. One of the laptops crashed last week and I had to get a new hard drive. (Yes, everything was backed up...) When I tried to sign onto the wireless network with the repaired laptop, I was prompted for the network key. The other laptop has the network key stored for automatic sign-on so I have no problem accessing the network. Unfortunately, I do not have a copy of the network key I used when I set the wireless network up. I can find nothing in the router documentation on retrieving the key.
Does anyone know how to print out the key for the wireless network?
Thanks in advance for any help you might provide,
Usually you can get to the router's control panel by using this address in your browser:
Sometimes it will vary on the last number. Then you have to enter username and password (which usually default to admin and admin or admin and password for many routers).
When the router control panel loads, you'll normally look for something like "Wireless" or "Wireless security". Then you'll see a list of letters and number which represent the code you need. Usually there are several of them and you can use anyone of them.
If this doens't help, tell me which router and model you have.