How do I find out my wi-fi's security key and password?

December 27, 2011 at 22:58:40
Specs: Windows 7
How do I find out my wi-fi's security key and password? I am trying to set up my new nook tablet?

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#1
December 28, 2011 at 00:30:20
Look on the back/base of the route - it may be on a printed label. If not, you will need to access the router's setup page from your browser - the address is usually of the form 192.168.X.X (the X's vary between manufacturers) also hoping the default username/password haven't been changed.

Failing that you need to reset the router to its default settings - you will need to check the manual on how to do this, but there's usually a reset button on the router somewhere. All router manufacturers have websites where you can view/download manuals on how to achieve the above.

"I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..." Pink Floyd


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#2
December 28, 2011 at 05:16:40
The manual will typically have the default key and password, but if you changed either, the only place it may be found (if you did not write it down) is possibly on another computer that is using it.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#3
December 28, 2011 at 09:30:00
Your modem's configuration pages keep it. Just type in your modem's web address in your internet browser and input user name and password. This is for your modem. Many modems have 192.168.1.1 as the web address. Zoom modems may have 10.0.0.2. Then switch to Wireless tab and you most probably see the wireless security configuration such as WPA2-PSK and the passphrase. While you are there, check if you have MAC address filtering enabled. If enabled, you may have to enter your new tablet's MAC address.

CoolGuy


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#4
January 1, 2012 at 13:37:29
that's so simple! Simply to Network and Sharing Center -- Manage Wireless Network -- ( select the name of your network) right click and select properties-- click on Security and check the box that says "Show characters" -- voila! it will display the network security key!

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