wireless card asks for network security key

December 15, 2009 at 14:28:25
Specs: Windows 7 Home Premium, Celeron/ 2GB

I am trying to connect to the Internet using a wireless connection out in the middle of nowhere. I can't even check for a public access point because the computer is asking for a network security key when I click on the wireless adapter icon. I just installed Easy WiFi Radar to check for any public access points, but it thinks there aren't any wireless network adapters on my computer, probably because I haven't figured out how to configure it and set it up. This is a brand new bare minimum MultiMedia Laptop computer. Where do I get a Network Security Key?? or neutralize this setting????/ requirement (if that is safe to do)

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December 15, 2009 at 15:19:52

You wouldn't be getting asked for a Network Security Key unless the wireless network adulator had found access point that requires such a key.

The only way you are going to discover such a key is to ask the owner of the access point you are trying to connect to.


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December 16, 2009 at 12:39:16

Here is what I can glean from the WiFi card icon:

Name: 2WIRE904

Security Type: WEP

Signal strength: Excellent

Radio Type: 802.11g

Not connected
Connections are available

wireless network connections

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December 16, 2009 at 14:13:24


There's your answer. The SSID (Service Set ID) is the ID of the wireless access point that is asking you for the Network Access Key.

This is not your SSID it is the SSID of wireless access point. Only wireless access points have an SSID.


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December 17, 2009 at 08:36:16

Yep, the reason for asking security key for connecting to access point is only authorized user that knows the key is allowed to connect, this is one of the methods to secure wireless network. If you know the access point owner, check with them about the key..

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