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Old 03-11-2009, 09:02 PM   #1
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Default What is a Device Ownership Password??

I'm trying to connect my work laptop to my home wireless network and the connection wizard is asking me to enter a "Device Ownership Password". My wireless network is currently not secured, and one of my home PC's is able to connect without any probelms.

Why is this wizard asking me this question? And where can I find this password??

I have tried several google searches, but come up with many results and no answers.

Thanks for any help!
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Old 03-11-2009, 09:47 PM   #2
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Default What is a Device Ownership Password??

Are you sure that you are allowed to mess around with work's laptop?

There might be special settings that were installed by IT.
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Old 03-13-2009, 10:53 AM   #3
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Default What is a Device Ownership Password??

To quote one web site:

"Locate the device ownership password for the access point. This is set by the manufacturer of the access point. The password is often located on a label on the bottom of the device.

Here's some more information.

And, finally, this quote on Expert's Exchange:

Expert's Exchange

Try this on the problematic laptop:
Control Panel->add or remove programs-> Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless Software -> Modify -> Unmarked WI-FI PROTECTED SETUP

Otherwise the default password should be near the upc symbol on the router.
I believe you can remove the facility on the router for being prompted for this, but it would be quicker and easier to remove it from that laptop as per above.

I'm not familiar with this concept, but I don't do much WiFi.
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