The "network security key" need for my PLW1000

HI -.

I try to get the PowerLine configured PLW1000. I hooked them up, and all the lights on the right are appearing. When I try to join the network, I wonder for a "network security key." I don't know what it is. Can someone shed some light on this for me? Thank you.


If it connects with wifi?

Check at the back of the card. Mine has a SAFETY PIN (WPS).

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