Finding the password to connect a wireless modem-router?

  spuds 04 Jul 12
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Apologies for asking a question that I raised a month or more ago.

Wanting to reconnect some desktop computers to a router-modem via hard wire was relatively straight-forward, and worked.

But trying to get a laptop connecting wireless is proving more difficult, because the router-modem doesn't want to connect unless the 'correct' password is provided. Trying a combination of 'supposed' passwords, just isn't working.

Can you provide a solution to this problem, because the laptop connected previously, but doesn't want to now.

Laptop as Vista Home as the operating system.

  KRONOS the First 04 Jul 12

I am assuming that you have changed the Routers default password? This can be found on the underside of the said router. If you have and you cannot remember your password then you will need to reset the router by whatever method your router uses. Mine for instant need a paper clip press in a small hole for 30 seconds or some such time. Yours may be different. Your manual will tell you.

  robin_x 04 Jul 12

But.....could that also reset the ISP login details?

Most routers have a Backup Settings Function. Maybe best to do that first.

Also have a look for ISP login details and make a note of them (for future emergencies or change of router)

eg I connect my computer to my AOL Thomson router Setup Pages by typing 192.168.1.254 in my browser address bar (yours will be different).

Buried in the options and config is mytelephonenumber@dialbb.com + password for the AOL login.

Wireless password is elsewhere.

Sorry if you know most of this anyway.

  KRONOS the First 04 Jul 12

But.....could that also reset the ISP login details?

Yes it will.

Most routers have a Backup Settings Function. Maybe best to do that first.

He will need the password to be able to do that, will he not?

  robin_x 04 Jul 12

Loss of the WEP/WPA/WPA2 key is the problem not the router password I think.

I was just worried OP would reset and then not be able to get online again.

  KRONOS the First 04 Jul 12

Loss of the WEP/WPA/WPA2 key is the problem not the router password I think

Ah I see. Thanks for that..

  pinkvenom 04 Jul 12

I don't know if this helps but you try this tool to get the wireless key.

http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wireless_key.html

  buteman 04 Jul 12

Spam from pinkvenom.

  KRONOS the First 04 Jul 12

Spam from pinkvenom.

I don't think so,I use a couple of Nirsofts software and there a good company.

  pinkvenom 04 Jul 12

I use them a lot thanks chronus for the support

  buteman 04 Jul 12

Well there you go 2 posts the same company and I assumed it was spam.

None of the posts open for me so I took it my Security programs had deleted it as unsafe.

Does it open for you Chronus.

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