- Setting a WPA-PSK Password For My Netgear?

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I have a Netgear router with a Comcast cable modem.

The installing tech did not enter a password.  I wish to do so now.
If I do, does this mean I have to enter that password every time I go
on the internet?  I do usually leave the router and modem on.  Will I
then have to use the password only to get back on the Internet if the
modem and router have been off?

Thanks.

Re: - Setting a WPA-PSK Password For My Netgear?
On Mon, 16 Jul 2012 18:18:15 -0500, cary3@lsajdf.com wrote:

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You will have to enter the password the first time you connect a new
device. The password is retained by the router when it is turned off.

Re: - Setting a WPA-PSK Password For My Netgear?
On Mon, 16 Jul 2012 18:31:12 -0500, Charlie Hoffpauir

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Thanks!

One more question.  What type of "device" do you mean?

Re: - Setting a WPA-PSK Password For My Netgear?
On Mon, 16 Jul 2012 18:35:59 -0500, cary3@lsajdf.com wrote:

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Dumb question.  I take it you meant any wireless device, such as a
printer.

Right?

Re: - Setting a WPA-PSK Password For My Netgear?
On Mon, 16 Jul 2012 18:39:34 -0500, cary3@lsajdf.com wrote:

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Yes, if you connect a wireless printer, you'll have to enter the
password (maybe). New devices and routers have other means to
connect... I don't recall exactly how that works, but there are
buttons to press and hold, etc. But say you get a notebook computer
with wireless capability. You'd just enter the password when trying to
connect.... then later if you wnated to connect that computer again,
it would remember the password. Say you get a smartphone, and want to
use your WiFi instead of your phone's data connection... you'd have to
enter the password on that device too. Same if you want to let a
friend use "their" device, they'd need your password.

Re: - Setting a WPA-PSK Password For My Netgear?
On Mon, 16 Jul 2012 20:15:46 -0500, Charlie Hoffpauir

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I get a headache just reading this stuff.

My wife had to setup our wireless printer.  I didn't have clue as to
what in the bleep I was reading in that manual.  She works in IT.  If
you're dumb and ignorant, marry smart.  I did!  She comes in handy for
other stuff, too.   :o)  

Re: - Setting a WPA-PSK Password For My Netgear?
On Mon, 16 Jul 2012 20:20:47 -0500, cary3@lsajdf.com wrote:

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LOL.

Or you could try my technique. Just read it over and over again until
the words are familiar (even tho you don't know what they mean) so
that you "think" you understand it.

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