network password?

December 27th, 2012 - 01:42 pm ET by Jeff | Report spam
Just installed a new router for my home wlan.

When I try to access another laptop on the home wlan, it asks me for the
"network username and password". Not sure what it is asking for. The
combinations I tried were not accepted. Where do I find the username and
password combination it is asking for?

Thank you.

Jeff
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#1 charlie
December 27th, 2012 - 03:23 pm ET | Report spam
On 12/27/2012 1:42 PM, wrote:
Just installed a new router for my home wlan.

When I try to access another laptop on the home wlan, it asks me for the
"network username and password". Not sure what it is asking for. The
combinations I tried were not accepted. Where do I find the username and
password combination it is asking for?

Thank you.

Jeff



The exact answer depends on the windows version as well as how you set
things up.
First of all, the router admin account user and password should be
changed from default.
Next, for consistency, the accounts you use should exist on each
computer, including the passwords for the accounts.
Finally, the router is likely "wide open" at this point.
Generally, you must also enter a "key" that you set via the router admin
account. The key is used by each computer to access the LAN.
(Laptops mean to me that you probably have a wireless LAN, and maybe
also an Ethernet LAN.)
Each computer should also have a unique name, even if its simple like
lap1, lap2, desk1, etc.

If you have mixed versions of windows, you will be using workgroup, not
home network.

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