Setting up a network

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by Cavy Mama, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. Cavy Mama

    Cavy Mama Guest

    What do you do when you cannot find or remember your network security key or
    passphrase?

    Wired computer -- Windows XP Pro (not a name brand computer)
    Using Windstream DSL
    Linkys Wireless G Broadband Router
    Toshiba Wireless Laptop Satellite L305D - S5932 with Vista Home Premium
     
    Cavy Mama, Apr 14, 2009
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  2. Cavy Mama

    Lem Guest

    Cavy Mama wrote:
    > What do you do when you cannot find or remember your network security key or
    > passphrase?
    >
    > Wired computer -- Windows XP Pro (not a name brand computer)
    > Using Windstream DSL
    > Linkys Wireless G Broadband Router
    > Toshiba Wireless Laptop Satellite L305D - S5932 with Vista Home Premium


    If you mean the one for your wireless network, the easiest way is to log
    on to your router by connecting your computer to it with an Ethernet cable.

    For most Linksys routers:

    - Open your browser and enter 192.168.1.1 for the address
    - On the router login screen, leave the username blank and enter "admin"
    (without quotes) as the password.
    - Click on the "Wireless" tab and then on the "Wireless Security" tab.
    - Your encryption key should be shown in clear text. If not, just enter
    a new password and click "Save settings."

    --
    Lem -- MS-MVP

    To the moon and back with 2K words of RAM and 36K words of ROM.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_Guidance_Computer
    http://history.nasa.gov/afj/compessay.htm
     
    Lem, Apr 14, 2009
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  3. Cavy Mama

    Big_Al Guest

    Lem said this on 4/14/2009 11:37 AM:
    > Cavy Mama wrote:
    >> What do you do when you cannot find or remember your network security
    >> key or passphrase?
    >>
    >> Wired computer -- Windows XP Pro (not a name brand computer)
    >> Using Windstream DSL
    >> Linkys Wireless G Broadband Router
    >> Toshiba Wireless Laptop Satellite L305D - S5932 with Vista Home Premium

    >
    > If you mean the one for your wireless network, the easiest way is to log
    > on to your router by connecting your computer to it with an Ethernet cable.
    >
    > For most Linksys routers:
    >
    > - Open your browser and enter 192.168.1.1 for the address
    > - On the router login screen, leave the username blank and enter "admin"
    > (without quotes) as the password.
    > - Click on the "Wireless" tab and then on the "Wireless Security" tab. -
    > Your encryption key should be shown in clear text. If not, just enter a
    > new password and click "Save settings."
    >


    And if you set an admin password and don't know it, then there is a
    reset button on the back of the router that if held in for 10 seconds or
    so will reset the router back to factory defaults. Meaning there is no
    custom changes, no passwords, no wireless setup etc. Nothing. The
    wired connections will work, and you use that to connect as Lem said
    above to setup the wireless with a new key phrase. Then set that key
    phrase in the laptop.

    Remember, the reset removes all custom settings in the router and should
    be used only as a last recourse.
     
    Big_Al, Apr 14, 2009
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  4. Cavy Mama

    Lem Guest

    Cavy Mama wrote:
    > What do you do when you cannot find or remember your network security key or
    > passphrase?
    >
    > Wired computer -- Windows XP Pro (not a name brand computer)
    > Using Windstream DSL
    > Linkys Wireless G Broadband Router
    > Toshiba Wireless Laptop Satellite L305D - S5932 with Vista Home Premium


    In addition to Big Al's comment, now might be a good time to invest in a
    secure password organizer such as eWallet
    http://www.iliumsoft.com/site/ew/ewallet.php

    --
    Lem -- MS-MVP

    To the moon and back with 2K words of RAM and 36K words of ROM.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_Guidance_Computer
    http://history.nasa.gov/afj/compessay.htm
     
    Lem, Apr 14, 2009
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