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    Lost Belkin wireless WPA passphrase key

    Hi all..

    I'm new to the site... Finally got fiber optic in my area (Emmaus, PA) and got the cble modem last Monday and hooked up a Belkin Wireless G router... all went well and very easy... set up WPA/PSK key and two laptops access and work fine..

    However this morning I started setting up my wireless printer unit to my Dell 962 and it wouldn't connect... key was incorrect, and i went to Belkin site and tried to reset to factory default, etc. but I need the ey to do anything..

    very stupid of me not to wite it down... i thought i had it remembered but it's not working...

    any help is greatly appreicated! thx, Jay

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    You do not need the key to reset the router. There is a reset button on it, usually the back. You may need to unfold a paperclip to get to it. You can also log into the router from one of your wired machines and check your passphrase.
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    silly question - how do i log into router from laptop? i need the pass phrase to set printer up and if my laptops lose authentication i will need the passphrase... or are you saying the router reset, resets the passphrase to defaul or null?

    thanks so much!

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    ni I am logging into router i think... i type in the ip address and it takes me to setup for it... each time i try and reset passphrase or even restore defaults it's prompting me for my password before it will allow me to do anything...

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    i got into router okay and got it! thanks so much... later, Jay

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    Quote Originally Posted by jayjones0317
    ni I am logging into router i think... i type in the ip address and it takes me to setup for it... each time i try and reset passphrase or even restore defaults it's prompting me for my password before it will allow me to do anything...
    No experience with the Belkin one. But if you login wireless via the IP and you reset the password, you will get disconnected immediately. This until you change the passphrase on the laptop offcourse.
    Login wired is saver if you want to change your settings.

    Or do you mean the Belkin GUI is asking you for the old password first before you are allowed to change the password?

    Owh remember that a reset will reset everything to factory defaults!
    This means you have to review all settings of the router.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jayjones0317
    i got into router okay and got it! thanks so much... later, Jay
    Doh! I am a slow typer
    Have fun and a nice weekend!

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