WAP number - how to find it?

Discussion in 'Broadband' started by Martin ©¿©¬ somewhere@in-time.invalid, Nov 13, 2006.

  1. Hi
    I have broadband on my pc & my laptop connects wirelessly via a router
    My niece called with her wireless laptop and I presumed she would be
    able to connect too.
    However, she got a message to insert a Wap number, which I presume is
    needed for security access
    Where would I find this Wap number?
    Martin ©¿©¬ , Nov 13, 2006
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    Gordon Guest

    Via the administration of your router. Look at the documentation for it on
    how to access it. (Generally through your Web Browser using
    Gordon, Nov 13, 2006
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  3. ....unless of course, the router is asking for the laptop's WAP
    number, as the router is set to permit connections only to
    pre-authorised devices. In this case the required WAP number should be
    on a sticker on the laptop somewhere. On my laptop it's hidden away
    below one of the access panels on the underside.... wasn't easy to

    Travec The Dacian, Nov 13, 2006
  4. Thanks Gordon, I think I've found it
    Now to try it out
    Martin ©¿©¬ , Nov 13, 2006
  5. I think, given the context of your posting, you may be referring to MAC
    Gareth Halfacree, Nov 13, 2006
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    thoss Guest

    And I think the OP's niece was being asked for the WAP encryption key.
    thoss, Nov 13, 2006
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    james Guest

    Surely you entered it into the router when you set it up? And into your own
    computer so it could connect?
    Hey-ho... I think you're along the right lines though, although a lot of
    router web "control panels" will hide this as a password (ie.
    ***************) so you might end up having to change it there, and on your
    own PC, and then enter it on your nieces' machine...
    james, Nov 13, 2006
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    james Guest

    I think Gareth is right, sounds like a MAC Address. No need to rip the
    machine apart... assuming you are using Windows, go to a command prompt and
    enter "ipconfig /all" - the "Physical Address" will be the same thing
    (unless you specified one in the NIC properties... but then you'd probably
    remember doing so)

    james, Nov 13, 2006
  9. Thank you all for your helpul suggestions
    I'll have to wait til the weekend to try them out
    Martin ©¿©¬ , Nov 13, 2006
  10. Oops sorry its been a long day, of course you are right :-/
    Travec The Dacian, Nov 13, 2006
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    Flyer Guest

    more likely is the use of the WPA, not WAP key ;-)

    Flyer, Nov 13, 2006
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    Jon Guest

    declared for all the world to hear...
    WEP or WPA? There's no WAP!
    Jon, Nov 13, 2006
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