What is a security key for a wireless connection?
November 4, 2009 3:37 PM Subscribe
My new computer can find our wireless router; it asks for a "security key" in order to connect. What is a security key?
posted by jaruwaan to Computers & Internet (12 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I bought a new Dell laptop, Windows 7. The icon in the tray shows a connection to our router. I clicked that thinking I would just need to enter our password. Wrong!
It does show the name of the internet connection we set up, and that the signal is strong. The only prompt is for a security key, which does not accept either the password or pass phrase that were created for this connection.
Is the security key something related to the actual router (Netgear)? The modem (Time Warner cable)? And how do I find it, whatever/where ever it is? Halp!