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Trying to switch old linksys wrt150n router from wep to

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trying to switch old linksys wrt150n router from wep to psk2/personal and the pre-shared key field is blank and I can't figure out what to put there
JA: Have you tried "power cycling" your router -- unplugging it and letting it rest for about ten seconds?
Customer: Can I enter the same wireless password ***** i've used in the past to connect from all my wireless devices? Sites I'm finding say that the router provides the pre-shared key when you use the WPA or wpa2
JA: What happened right before this popped up?
Customer: it didn't pop up. my iphone told me that wep isn't secure. so i'm trying to change it from wep to wpa
JA: What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: there's nothing to troubleshot. it's a simple question. what do I enter as the pre-shared key when switching from wep to wpa?
JA: Anything else you want the network expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Networking
Expert:  Byron replied 4 months ago.

Hi. My name is***** you for your question and the opportunity to assist.

If you're switching from WEP to WPA or WPA2 you create the pre-shared key.

It must be at least 8 characters and it's a best practice to use only numbers and letters. (no special characters)

After creating the pre-shared key make sure to Save the change.

Expert:  Byron replied 4 months ago.

Hi. My name is***** you for your question and the opportunity to assist.

If you're switching from WEP to WPA or WPA2 you create the pre-shared key.

It must be at least 8 characters and it's a best practice to use only numbers and letters. (no special characters)

After creating the pre-shared key make sure to Save the change.

You'll need to reconnect your wireless devices using the new psk. You won't

need to change the name of your wireless network (SSID)

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Thanks, ***** ***** when I saw the $19 charge, I canceled the question and DID NOT click OK for the $19 charge.
I was led to expect a $5 charge.
I found the answer on my own, about 2 minutes later, thanks to Google.
Expert:  Byron replied 4 months ago.

OK

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