WPA key??

  keyboardqueen 14:08 28 Nov 2009

I have recently installed Virgin wireless broadband which was very simple to do.
Now I have tried to link my son's xbox so he can use xbox live.
It all seems straightforward, except I am being asked for the WPA key.
I have no idea where this can be found.
I was only prompted to write down my user name/password during installation.
The xbox screen tells me to visit my router configuration webpage?! I have no idea what/where this is??
Any ideas asap please - son is impatiently chomping at the bit...

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 14:30 28 Nov 2009

What make model of Router?

  retep888 14:31 28 Nov 2009

Look under your router ,it may be there.

  keyboardqueen 14:32 28 Nov 2009

Oh, sorry - it's a Netgear WGR614

  keyboardqueen 14:34 28 Nov 2009

rete - nope, no info anywhere :-(

  retep888 14:37 28 Nov 2009

Type into your browser,admin for username and password for password.

Go to wireless setting >security and look for your wpa .

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 14:40 28 Nov 2009

# Use an ethernet cable to connect your computer to one of the ports on it marked 1 through 4. Next open a web browser window on the connected computer and type click here into the address bar and press enter. This will take you to the Netgear Smart Wizard welcome page, click OK to begin the configuration. The router will attempt to detect the type of connection you have and the next message you receive should be Dynamic IP (DHCP) Detected, click Next once you see this.
# Next you will enable the wireless capability of your router. In the dropdown box for the region where you are located select United States from the list. On this screen you should also change the Wireless Network Name (SSID) from its default value to something unique so that your Base Station will not be confused with another. Click Next.
# You should now see a message confirming that your connection is working and wireless is enabled. However, your are not secured yet. Read the notes and click Done. Then direct your browser to click here to continue the configuration. A window will pop up prompting you for your login and password, enter admin for the username and password for the password, then click OK.

# Once you have logged in you will see the main configuration page. Now click on the Wireless Settings at the left of the page. In order to password protect your wireless network select the WPA encryption option under the Security Options and then under the Security Encryption section that appears, Choose a password between 6 and 8 characters and type it into the Passphrase box under the Security Encryption (WPA) Key heading. Then click Generate. Finally click Apply.

# Next look for the Advanced section heading on the left side of the page and click on this Wireless Settings section. Disable the SSID broadcast option by unchecking the second box in this section and then click on the Setup Access List button.
# On this page (seen below) check the box to Turn Access Control On and click on the Apply button to save this setting.
# Now click on the Add button, this will display a Wireless Card Entry heading. This is where you will choose a name and enter a MAC Address, also known as Physical Address, for each computer that you will be using to connect to your wireless network. If you don't know how to get this information follow the steps here. Once you have finished, click the Apply button.
# Finally click on the Set Password link on the left of the page under the Maintenance heading. Change the default password for accessing your wireless router setup pages by first typing the old one, password, into the appropriate field and then entering a new one into the New Password field and confirming it. This should be a different password than the one you setup for WPA encryption, but should also be at least 8 characters in length. Click the Apply button.
# Your Netgear Wireless Router is now secure.

  keyboardqueen 14:41 28 Nov 2009

Can't even get anything up on that.

  keyboardqueen 14:44 28 Nov 2009

Thanks fruitbat but cant even get past the initial username/password box. Pc is connected via ethernet anyway as im waiting for a usb wireless adapter.

  retep888 14:46 28 Nov 2009

Is the router new or secondhand?

Or someone else set it up for you?

  keyboardqueen 14:49 28 Nov 2009

Brand new from Virgin and it set up like a dream. Just xbox asking for WPA key thats stopped play.

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