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Old 12-16-2006, 07:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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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?

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Old 12-16-2006, 07:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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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,
Doc
Usually you can get to the router's control panel by using this address in your browser:

http://192.168.1.1/

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.

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Re: Network key
Old 12-16-2006, 08:17 PM   #3 (permalink)
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RFS -

Thanks! I'll try that. The router is a Linksys Wireless G2.4 GHz Broadband Router Model WRK54G

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Old 12-16-2006, 08:47 PM   #4 (permalink)
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If you have trouble getting into your router to make a new key just look for the little hole on the router to reset the router so you can get back into it. You will need a paper clip to push the little button in. Then you can make a new wep key as it is called. Also if you push in the button to reset the router and do nothing you should be able to get on the network without it asking for a key. But it will be unsecure at this point until you make a new key.

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Problem solved. Remembering back to when I set the wireless network up, I remember copying network information onto a thumb drive and inserting that thumb drive into all the computers on the network. This afternoon, I found the thumb drive and pulled up the information on it. There was the WPA key I need. All I had to do was plug the thumb drive into the laptop and the network added the laptop to my network automatically. Ah, this feeble mind...

Thanks for your help anyway,
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