Solved I'm connected to wireless but don't know the codes

May 5, 2012 at 15:30:51
Specs: Windows XP
I have direct TV and need the WiFi codes to download movies. How can I do that?

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May 7, 2012 at 14:55:01
You mean the wireless security passcode? Ask the owner of the router, I'm guessing its not yours.... and the link "phil22" gave you, you could of just click on the link instead of typing it in..

On the address line you basically just type in 192.168.XXX.XXX....this number also depends on what router you use....just go to start on your desktop>on the search bar type in command or cmd then type in ipconfig /all > look for your Default gateway ip-address...type that address on your address bar (explorer) type in the user name and password, if you haven't changed it, its should be the default username and password. Then...change your pass-code... Most internet company used the number on the bottom of your router as your default pass-code.

Since you don't know what the 'address bar" is, do you even know if you have a wireless router or if its yours?



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May 6, 2012 at 06:13:57
If you mean you need the wireless security code that's been set on your router, open your router's configuration page in a web browser. In the web-browser's address-bar, type your router's internal IP address (listed here: http://compnetworking.about.com/od/...

Now go into the wireless settings page and it should show you what the current wireless key is.


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May 6, 2012 at 13:15:11
Thank you for responding. Unfortunately I still don't understand. I looked everywhere for an "address bar" but I can't find one. I did find my router location and tried typing in the info you gave me (the long line of www.compnetworking . . . )and read through everything but I'm still at a loss.

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#3
May 6, 2012 at 16:28:58
The address bar is labeled number 1 in this picture.

http://students.purchase.edu/leandr...


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#4
May 6, 2012 at 21:27:42
Your topic is listed in the Vista forum but you have XP listed below your user name in the first post.

Which operating system do you have running on a computer that connects to the same router ?
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The code you need is the same one used by a wireless network adapter on a computer that accesses the same router and via the router the internet wirelessly.
If you have not written down that code, or do not have that code somewhere in a file on a computer.....

You must access the wireless router, either on a computer that already connects to the router wirelessly and to the internet, or by connecting a network cable between the wired network adapter on a computer, that has had the drivers installed for it and is working, and a wired network port on the router other than the WAN port.

( If you have never set up a wireless connection from a computer to the wireless router before......

- the wireless feature may be OFF by default in the router's configuration. In that case, the led on the front of the router for the wireless feature will be OFF . In that case, you must connect a network cable between the wired network adapter on a computer, that has had the drivers installed for it and is working, and a wired network port on the router other than the WAN port, and ENABLE that feature e.g. wireless broadcast - to turn that and the led ON, in the router's configuration
- you must set up Security for the wireless connection and either supply a code, or use a feature that generates a random code, then SAVE settings ,in the router's configuration. See the manual for the router if you need to.)

You type a specific URL address - 192.168.xxx.xxx - xxx can be one to three numbers zero to 255 - to access the router's internal interface in the Address line of an internet browser program - the line may not be labeled Address - it's the line at the top of the browser where the http:// .....line of the web page you're on appears.

Then you type a user name and password to access the router's internal configuration pages.

Find the Wireless security settings and copy down the Security code or password that is shown there. Copy down the type of wireless security too - you may need that as well for Direct TV's required info.

The default URL address, user name, and password for the router are in the manual for the router model, and if that applies, the version or revision of the model you have.
If the router or combo router / high speed modem was provided to you by your ISP (Internet Service Provider) any or all of those things may be different than from those of the generic model. See the support on the ISP's web site for the model you have.

(If you're using a Telus supplied combo router / high speed modem for the Optic TV / internet package, those three default things are on a label on the outside of the router."wireless network code" on the label is the code you need - however you may also need to access the router's configuration to find the type of security for Direct TV's required info.)


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May 7, 2012 at 14:55:01
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You mean the wireless security passcode? Ask the owner of the router, I'm guessing its not yours.... and the link "phil22" gave you, you could of just click on the link instead of typing it in..

On the address line you basically just type in 192.168.XXX.XXX....this number also depends on what router you use....just go to start on your desktop>on the search bar type in command or cmd then type in ipconfig /all > look for your Default gateway ip-address...type that address on your address bar (explorer) type in the user name and password, if you haven't changed it, its should be the default username and password. Then...change your pass-code... Most internet company used the number on the bottom of your router as your default pass-code.

Since you don't know what the 'address bar" is, do you even know if you have a wireless router or if its yours?


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#6
May 7, 2012 at 19:25:59
"....just go to start on your desktop>on the search bar type in command or cmd then type in ipconfig /all > look for your Default gateway ip-address..."

Good pointer !
But WhatamIdoing will still need a user name and password.

"Most internet company used the number on the bottom of your router as your default pass-code."

I have NOT found that to be the case.

"Then...change your pass-code.."

DO NOT change the code in your router's configuration if there's already one there ! !

If you do, you'll have to supply the same code for all the wireless adapter connections to the same router !


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#7
May 12, 2012 at 17:57:06
My brother set up WiFi in my home so he could use it in the living room on his ipad. Looking at the piece, it reads Linksys so I'm thinking that's the wifi. So I know I have one. Thanks for your answer. I'll keep working on it.

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