[Solved] How do i find my network security key

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Jul 11, 2011
how and where to find my network security key on Windows 7 to set up for wireless remote use in hotels

Thanks in advance


Saga Lout


Connect your router to the computer with the cable

that came with the router then go Start then Run in

XP - Windows key plus R in Vista and Windows 7 -

then type in the following, including all the spaces:-

cmd /k ipconfig /all

then press Enter and from the black form that

shows up, take a note of the numeric code beside

the Default Gateway icon - something like

Type exit to close the black form.

Open Internet Explorer and enter that code into the

URL address bar as though it was a website. You're

then at the login page to the router's settings utility

and admin will usually be the login with either admin

or password as the password.

If you're in, seek out Wireless and then Security and

take a note of the key. Sometimes it may be a

passphrase, some a simple set of letters and others

a hexadecimal code. You also may as well note

which level of security it is - WEP, WPA or WPA/PSK

2 and then either AES or TKIP. Your computer will

already know this but it's handy information to

store. Note also that hexadecimal only contains

numbers from zero to 9 and letters a to f so there's

no confusion of I and O with 1 and 0.

Keep a note of that security key in My Documents

and also outside the computer.

If you need more help when this thread has been

inexplicably closed down, feel free to PM me.

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