How to find the network security key

Where can I find the network security key


80sAngels wrote:

Where can I find the network security key


It should be in your AP (access point/router). Please log in to it and find out.

Kind regards.

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    Thanks for posting your question on the Microsoft community.

    Thank you for your query details.

    I also appreciate the fact that you want change or find the security key for your network.

    You may not reset the network security key.

    I suggest you to refer to this article and check if it helps.
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    Set up a security key for a wireless network

    I hope this information helps.

    Please let us know if you need more help.

    Thank you

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    where can I find my network security key

    Hi, Rodolphe,.

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    Connect to your wireless router, check the configuration for the single SSID (your wireless connection name) and go to the section of security configuration to set security wireless to the router with a key (or to change the key, but you may need to know that to change to a new one - although you'll see below that I didn't need to know the old man) and if necessary (and it will) type the key to the laptop when the configuration that it connects to the router.  You will not be able to access this key if the computer after an entry - it's just to establish the ability to connect.  There is an empty space where the key was seized, but it converts the real key to a string of points, so it cannot be read.  If you change the key through the router, you can change the key through the computer by putting in new and once registered, it will work (but will return again to a chain, so you can not read or the other).

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    It is the pop-up window you see when you try to access a secure network.

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    You can Hard Reset the router.

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