Someone set-up a security without me knowing!!Need Help!!!

By Punisher27
Aug 19, 2007
  1. I recently bought a new Hp compuuter and it came with wireless LAN 802.11 b/g. All I had to do was screw on an antenna to the back of the computer. Well I messed with in a few times. Then recently I went back to set it up and now its wants a security key and and I never put one in!

    How do I change this????? Any thoughts or comments??
  2. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    Are you talking about when you try to connect to your wireless network? If you didn't put a key on your network (shame on you), then you should just log into the router and change the settings to disable it.

    However I highly suggest you create some type of security on your wireless network. This will help keep others out and help keep your data private.
  3. almcneil

    almcneil TS Guru Posts: 1,277

    This is easy. Just manually reset the router.

    Disconnect the router but leave the power on. Check the router for reset pin. If you can't find it, there should be a diagram on the bottom telling you where it is. Use a pin or pen and hold the reset button down for 15 seconds. Reconnect the router. Access the router using the web browser or launch the setup program from the CD for the router.
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,153   +598

    ALL WIRELESS is configured with a wired connection first!

    reset the router per the comment above.

    then access the router (wired) via the default address
    set a new ADMIN password immediately

    relogin to the router and setup as you see fit
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