The router NETGEAR is connected to a Desktop PC with windows XP.
I actually tried to retrieve the key by implementing the following in the Desktop PC:
2. Used the default gateway address in the internet and generated WEP keys by giving my own passphrase.
I got four WEP keys and i tried using one of these keys to login, but it dint work. Then, I tried setting it up without password, and creating a Workgroup and tried using "Obtain DNS address automatically". But the problem is now that dialog box which asks for Security/ Network Password doesn't appear instead it tries to connect automatically to the NETGEAR, but ultimately the connection fails. But i can view the available network connections. If i troubleshoot the problem, it doesn't help.
And one more thing is that i dont know if my wireless adapter is enabled or disabled. How do i check that? But when i checked the adapter settings in the Networks & Sharing center, it shows "Bluetooth Connection, Disconnected", "Wireless Connection 1, Not Connected, (with a cross)", "Wireless Connection 2, Not Connected, (Wi-fi Mini port, with a Cross)" and "Wireless Connection 3, Not Connected, (Wi-fi Mini port, with a Cross)" Whether do i have a built in wireless adapter? no idea. How do i check that?
Please elaborate the solution for this.