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For this walk through, you will need a computer that is hard-wired (connected using an Ethernet cable) to your router. If you are on a wireless computer, you cannot connect to the router without knowing the password. If you do not have an Ethernet cable, you can either purchase one at any office supply center, otherwise, you will have to reset the router, and enter your configuration information for your connection again. This walk through also assumes that the router's default IP address and administration user name and password are at defaults. If you have changed either of these, you will be unable to log into the router using this walk through and you will have to reset the router, and enter your configuration information for your connection again.


  • First, open Internet Explorer or your preferred Internet browser.
  • Next, you will need to log in to the router. To do this, go to the address bar at the top of the page (the long white bar across the top of the screen which will contain the web address of whatever your home page is) and empty it by backspacing all text out of it.
  • Type the router's IP address into the address bar, which by default is Then press Enter.
  • If everything is otherwise connected correctly, the browser should prompt you for a User Name and a Password. For Trendnet routers, the default user name is admin and the default password is admin. Once you have entered the user name and password, press Enter or click OK.
  • If the user name and password are accepted the browser should direct you to a Trendnet page.
  • On the left-hand side, you will see a button for Wireless. Click it. Then, after the page loads, click Security under Wireless.
  • If you used the WPA or WPA2 security type, the router stores the passphrase hidden, and you cannot recover it, all you can do is change the passphrase. You may have to remove the old wireless profile on wireless computers you have that are running Windows Vista or Windows 7 if they have been connected to the network previously.
  • If you used WEP for security, write down Key1 exactly as it is shown.This is your network password.
  • You can close this window when done. Try entering that wireless key, or the new passphrase you created when connecting wireless to the router. It should authenticate.