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Old March 21st, 2008, 07:49 PM
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Probably a common problem, but it's new to me. I set up the router with a password last year and now can't remember what I chose, so I can't get on with my new laptop. Is the password I chose anywhere on my desktop? If so, how do I find it? Are they case sensitive? How many characters needed? Any help would be great.
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If you are referring to the password used to access the router configuration settings then the default is admin/password, if you have changed this and forgotten it your only option is to factory reset the router.

If you are referring to the wireless key then if you log into a router either wirelessly from a PC that has access, or using an Ethernet cable, then you can see and change the wireless key in the router wireless settings.
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please post model of the unit and more specific if this router login issue or your wireless

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If you are referring to the password used to access the router configuration settings then the default is admin/password, if you have changed this and forgotten it your only option is to factory reset the router.

If you are referring to the wireless key then if you log into a router either wirelessly from a PC that has access, or using an Ethernet cable, then you can see and change the wireless key in the router wireless settings.
It's the password to a WPN824 that I'm missing. Each time I open up to send email it's asking to join my local network by entering the password I've obviously forgotten (since I've tried everything I could think of). It sounds as though I need to reset.

So, I'm a novice and need assistance in what information I need to write down before I reset. ISP, etc. Where do I find this pertinent info. I remember it was a nightmare for me when I set it up and I don't want to go through THAT again.

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Each time I open up to send email it's asking to join my local network by entering the password I've obviously forgotten
sounds like wireless key....

see manual how to login

http://kbserver.netgear.com/downloads_support.asp


you can also look http://interface.netgear-forum.com/WPN824/start.htm (wireless settings)
manual will teach you how to login the router
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