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  1. #1


    smeg ed Guest

    passphrase or security key

    Hi There Everyone

    I am new at this so not got a clue what i'm doing, trying to get my laptop
    wireless to belkin router, it is working fine when wire, but it keeps asking
    for a passphrase or security key, what is this and where do i get it from? If
    anyone can help please give me a step by step guide before i drop kick it out
    the window.

    thanks

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Dustin Harper Guest

    Re: passphrase or security key

    When you (or someone else) set up your router, they enabled wireless
    security. Your passkey is the phrase that was entered then. You can change
    this by logging into your router and changing (or it may be in plain text)
    the passphrase in the security section.

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    Dustin Harper
    dharper@xxxxxx
    http://www.VistaRIP.com | Vista Resource & Information Page


    "smeg ed" <smeged@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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    > Hi There Everyone
    >
    > I am new at this so not got a clue what i'm doing, trying to get my laptop
    > wireless to belkin router, it is working fine when wire, but it keeps
    > asking
    > for a passphrase or security key, what is this and where do i get it from?
    > If
    > anyone can help please give me a step by step guide before i drop kick it
    > out
    > the window.
    >
    > thanks

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Kym Guest

    Re: passphrase or security key

    You will need to Log into your belkin router by using the wire.
    You will need to edit your wireless settings on the router before you can
    use wireless network.

    If you have a manual for the Belkin router this should help guide you. If
    not go to the Belkin website.

    Briefly what you have to do is on the router select a SSID which is
    basically a name for you wireless network, you will then need to select the
    security you want to use for the wireless, I suggest WPA2. You will then
    have to select a Passphrase (basically like a password) which can be a
    simple phrase.

    Then on the laptop you will have to go to the wireless device settings and
    enter in the security type which is WPA2 then for the network security key
    put in the passphrase you used when setting up the router.

    I hope this helps


    "smeg ed" <smeged@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news9FC6560-2B71-45EC-B2B5-D4E70B4377BD@xxxxxx

    > Hi There Everyone
    >
    > I am new at this so not got a clue what i'm doing, trying to get my laptop
    > wireless to belkin router, it is working fine when wire, but it keeps
    > asking
    > for a passphrase or security key, what is this and where do i get it from?
    > If
    > anyone can help please give me a step by step guide before i drop kick it
    > out
    > the window.
    >
    > thanks

      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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