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What type of security will not destroy my connectivity? WEP does bad things!

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You may use MAC filtering. This will need not to enter any password when you try to connect wirelessly, but you are still secured since only those MAC addresses listed on MAC filtering will be permitted to have an access to the internet.

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WPA is more secure that WEP.

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Grace Digital Mondo Wifi radio - plugged in, found my wifi connection, but when I enter my WEP Key, it just cirlces back to :Enter WEP Key. No errors received, just doesn't recognize my WEP K


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You say that the radio keeps demanding the WEP key for your WiFi connection. WEP is just one of several security types to be used for WiFi. The fact that the radio is asking for a WEP key indicates to me that your WiFi is more than likely set to one of the other security standards such as WPA, WPA2-PSK etc etc etc. If this is the case your laptop and kindle etc will be using the same security standard as your WiFi router. To find out which security standard is being used in Windows 7, on your laptop, click on the active connection in the system tray to bring up the list of available connections and then click on "Open Network and Sharing Centre". When the Network Centre page comes up double click on the "Wireless Connection".
A status box will come up and about half way down is a utton "Wireless Properties". Click on this, and in the box that comes up click on the security tab and it will tell you the security type, the encryption type and the wireless key (click on "Show characters").
If the encryption type is not WEP then the radio will not connect to your WiFi, and the radio settings for Security and encryption need to be set to the same as on the laptop for it to connect.
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Dec 17, 2014 | Computers & Internet

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What is wep"? on wifi


the devices like laptops and tablets connect to the wi fi router through a number of connection types. Some are direct and some are secured. The secured connections require a code that is set up during the configuration of the wireless network router. One type of secure connection uses the WEP code. (wired equivalent privacy) . If your device is asking for a wep code then the router has been set up to ask for this code. You will need to find out what the code is. If you are not the owner of the router then you need to ask the owner. If you are the owner and have forgotten the password then you could factory reset the router and use the default setting. But this is risky as anyone can connect to the network around your place.

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Sep 15, 2014 | Computers & Internet

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Trying to connect nintendo but i have no idea what the security code is


If you are trying to connect to a wireless connection with your nintendo system and are being asked for the security code you can do a few things to find it out. If you already have a computer hooked up to this internet connection (wirelessly or wired) then open up a brower on that computer. In the address bar at the top (where you type "www.") type in 192.168.1.1 and it should prompt you for a username and password. The default for these are both "admin". Once you clear the security you should be taken to an internet settings screen. Search for the tab that says "WEP key" and click it. The WEP key is your internet security code. If there are multiple WEP keys, any of the options will work. Type in one of the options when prompted for the security code on your nintendo console and you should be good to go! If this doesn't work, you should contact either nintendo for help or your internet service provider for the security code. Let me know if you need anything else!

May 19, 2011 | Video Game Consoles & Games

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How do i find wep key


Connect your router to computer with lan cable then you can access it with default link http://192.168.1.1 then type user as "admin" and password as "admin" or blank or "password" then you can see settings of router. Click on wireless then wireless security WEP key note down the code it is your password to connect wireless. Let me know if you need further assistance. Thanks for using FixYa.

Apr 06, 2011 | D-Link DIR-615 Wireless Router

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The wifi on my nintendo ds lite doesn't work even though i changed the settings to WEP ..i dont know if the wep key i type in on my DS is wrong because when i type in the wep key shown on the netgear...


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First you need to check is if the WEP key that you are entering is the WEP key of your router. Try to connect a laptop to your computer which do not belong to the network. Say, your friends laptop. This laptop will ask for a security key if it's the first time to connect to the network. Enter your security key and see if the laptop can connect to the network. If it did not connect then the problem is your WEP key.

Have a good one!

Mar 28, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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When my son tries to get onto internet he keeps getting error code: 051099-1 - what is the problem please?


This is a problem with the security settings on your browser. To do what you were doing when the error code appeared, change your security type to WEP, or disable security.

hope this helps.

Mar 06, 2011 | Nintendo DSi XL Burgundy

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I am trying to get my nintendo wifi connection on my game to work and i have half of it done but i need a WEP key and i dont know my WEP key i dont know what it is.


wep key is another word for password. when you set up your home network who ever set it up set it up with a password to make it more secure. which is a good thing security wise but bad when trying to gt your gaming device to connect.... this site should walk you step by step in setting up your wii and also getting a wep key. just start with first time setup link

http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/systems/wii/en_na/onlineWirelessRouterWEPWPA.jsp

May 02, 2010 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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Internet connection


If you are worried that it is a Hacker then do not use WEP. Use WPA and do not use only words use symbols and numbers. But this seems like you have a router that is going bad. I would try resetting it to factory settings by opening internet explorer and typing in the box where you enter web addresses type 192.168.1.200 or 192.168.1 then you will find your router setup page and you will be able to reset your router to the factor settings. Another thing about securing your connection is that you must not use a WEP inscription and your WPA or WPA2 access code must not be only a word it must include other character e.g. #@$%^&*
Good Luck

Apr 16, 2009 | Arris SURFboard SBG900 802.11g/b...

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Belkin Wireless G desktop card & BTHome Hub


hi..
it has been seen that due to some reason the wep key doesnot work...
u can try changing the key type to WPA instead of WEP...
go to the router page and change the security type to WPA instead of WEP..
1 more thing in vista you can use the windows utility only...how come is it possible that you are using the card utility as well..i suggest you to disable the card utility and just use the windows default utility..
vedhick.....let me know if u need steps to change the security type to WPA..

Jan 26, 2009 | Belkin 802.11g Wireless Desktop Network...

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Wireless connection


You will need to speak to the person in charge of the security enabled network, and obtain the type of wireless security (WEP or WPA) and the password.

You should also determine what security types are supported by your own laptop's wireless connection. If it is an older one, it may only support WEP, and you will be unable to connect to any WPA protected networks.

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