How to set up the wifi connection with WPA key

I am using Windows 8.1 since a day and I figured out a different with Windows 7 when connecting to a Wireless Network Connection, indeed, it is requesting a PIN than only 8 digits on the contrary, the Wireless Network Connections use usually a WPA key longer,. I just tried to find any setting in Network and Sharing Center, but it doesn't seem to be see anything, do anybody know how to set up the wifi connection with WPA key in Windows 8.1 version?


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As per the issue description you are wiling to set up wifi connection with WPA key.

The first step in constructing an ultra-secure home network is to set up your WPA-capable router or access point for WPA-PSK. Use a wired connection, if possible, to specify these settings since a wired connection will not be impacted if you make a mistake. Start by accessing the administrative internal webpage of your access point or router.

Here's how to configure equipment for WPA-PSK after accessing the web administration interface.

  1. Locate a menu labeled Security or Network Authentication. Choices for WEP, WPA, WPA-PSK, and NONE will be available from this menu.

  2. Click WPA-PSK.

  3. Enter a hard-to-guess passphrase (between 8 and 63 characters) in the WPA Pre Shared Key field. This is also known as a Shared Secret.

  4. Enter a Rekey Interval (normally the unit is seconds).

  5. Click Apply or Reset, depending on the vendor's implementation.

After you've set up your router or access point for WPA-PSK, you'll need to configure the wireless properties on each computer for WPA-PSK as follows:

  1. Right-click the wireless connection icon in the notification area, and then click View Available Wireless Networks.

  2. Select the WPA-PSK capable network you want to attach to by clicking the SSID (Service Set Identifier).

  3. Enter the Shared Secret (passphrase) in the Network Key field and again in the Confirm Network Key field. Although the text refers to a network key, the passphrase can be entered here.

  4. Click Connect.

  5. To configure WPA-PSK or edit an already configured Shared Secret, click the Advanced button.

  6. In the Wireless Network Connection Properties dialog box, do one of the following:

    • If the wireless network is not already configured and does not appear in the lower window, select it, and then click Configure.

    • If a wireless network is already a Preferred network and appears in the lower window, select it, and then click Properties.

    The Network name (SSID) of the access point or router you are configuring is displayed.

  7. Select WPA-PSK from the Network Authentication box.

  8. Use the default TKIP Data encryption method.

  9. Enter the Shared Secret/Passphrase that you entered in the wireless router or access point under Network key.

  10. Enter the Shared Secret/Passphrase a second time under Confirm network key, and then click OK.

You should now be able to successfully connect to your WPA-PSK-enabled router or access point.

You can refer to the article mentioned below to know the password for your network.

How to find your wireless network password

Hope this would help. If issue still persists post back with current status of your computer and result of the proposed suggestion, we will be happy to assist you.


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Last updated January 7, 2019 Views 842 Applies to: