WAP number - how to find it?

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  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
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    Martin ©¿©¬ , Nov 13, 2006
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  2. Martin ©¿©¬

    Gordon Guest

    <Martin ©¿©¬ lid> wrote in message
    news:...
    > 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?



    Via the administration of your router. Look at the documentation for it on
    how to access it. (Generally through your Web Browser using
    http://192.168.xxx.xxx)
     
    Gordon, Nov 13, 2006
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  3. On Mon, 13 Nov 2006 12:10:14 -0000, "Gordon"
    <> wrote:

    >Via the administration of your router. Look at the documentation for it on
    >how to access it. (Generally through your Web Browser using
    >http://192.168.xxx.xxx)


    ....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
    find.

    Travec
     
    Travec The Dacian, Nov 13, 2006
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  4. On Mon, 13 Nov 2006 12:10:14 -0000, "Gordon"
    <> wrote:

    ><Martin ©¿©¬ lid> wrote in message
    >news:...
    >> 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?

    >
    >
    >Via the administration of your router. Look at the documentation for it on
    >how to access it. (Generally through your Web Browser using
    >http://192.168.xxx.xxx)


    Thanks Gordon, I think I've found it
    Now to try it out
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    Martin
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    Martin ©¿©¬ , Nov 13, 2006
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  5. Travec The Dacian wrote:
    > ....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.


    I think, given the context of your posting, you may be referring to MAC
    addresses.

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    Gareth Halfacree
    http://gareth.halfacree.co.uk
     
    Gareth Halfacree, Nov 13, 2006
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  6. Martin ©¿©¬

    thoss Guest

    On Mon, 13 Nov 2006 Gareth Halfacree wrote:

    >Travec The Dacian wrote:
    >> ....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.

    >
    >I think, given the context of your posting, you may be referring to MAC
    >addresses.
    >

    And I think the OP's niece was being asked for the WAP encryption key.
    --
    Thoss
     
    thoss, Nov 13, 2006
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  7. Martin ©¿©¬

    james Guest

    <Martin ©¿©¬ lid> wrote in message
    news:...
    > 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?


    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
     
    james, Nov 13, 2006
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  8. Martin ©¿©¬

    james Guest

    "Travec The Dacian" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > On Mon, 13 Nov 2006 12:10:14 -0000, "Gordon"
    > <> wrote:
    >
    > ....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
    > find.


    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.
     
    james, Nov 13, 2006
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  9. Thank you all for your helpul suggestions
    I'll have to wait til the weekend to try them out
    --
    Regards
    Martin
    ©¿©¬
     
    Martin ©¿©¬ , Nov 13, 2006
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  10. On Mon, 13 Nov 2006 15:50:07 +0000, Gareth Halfacree
    <> wrote:

    >I think, given the context of your posting, you may be referring to MAC
    >addresses.


    Oops sorry its been a long day, of course you are right :-/
     
    Travec The Dacian, Nov 13, 2006
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  11. Martin ©¿©¬

    Flyer Guest

    "thoss" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > On Mon, 13 Nov 2006 Gareth Halfacree wrote:
    >
    >>Travec The Dacian wrote:
    >>> ....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.

    >>
    >>I think, given the context of your posting, you may be referring to MAC
    >>addresses.
    >>

    > And I think the OP's niece was being asked for the WAP encryption key.
    > --
    > Thoss


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

    P.
     
    Flyer, Nov 13, 2006
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  12. Martin ©¿©¬

    Jon Guest

    declared for all the world to hear...
    > On Mon, 13 Nov 2006 Gareth Halfacree wrote:
    >
    > >Travec The Dacian wrote:
    > >> ....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.

    > >
    > >I think, given the context of your posting, you may be referring to MAC
    > >addresses.
    > >

    > And I think the OP's niece was being asked for the WAP encryption key.


    WEP or WPA? There's no WAP!
    --
    Regards
    Jon
     
    Jon, Nov 13, 2006
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