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Linksys E2500 what is the WEP Key

What is the WEP Key

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SOURCE: Not sure of my WEP key on my BEFSR41 linksys router

The only way to see your WEP key is to remote into the router. Open a browser window, enter in the address line and hit enter. When asked to login the default login is:

UserID: admin
Password: (nothing - as in do not enter anything)

IF this has not been changed and you get in, click on the wireless tab and you should find your wireless key there.

Good luck

Posted on Apr 10, 2009

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SOURCE: Don't know WEP key

Type in in a browser page. A login box will open up. You will need to put the password in . If you have not set a password, then the default is admin. Leave the user name blank.
when the Linksys setup page opens, click on wireless, then on security. you will see your WEP key there.

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Posted on Jan 03, 2009

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SOURCE: my linksys router is saying i need a wep key. but

I hit and hold the rest button on the back of the router for a minute and that should clear it up. I would recommend to secure it and use your own password. I bet your neighbor got into and setup so he can use. On yout wireless computer it will probably say linksys found, and enter your password on you own password.

Posted on Oct 11, 2009

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SOURCE: I dont know how to change the SSID Name and WEP Key.

You have to change it in the printer settings, not in the router! Otherwise you'll lose connectivity in all the other computers that use this router.
The SSID is the name you gave to your wireless network, and the WEP key is the password you set for your wireless connection.

Posted on Oct 28, 2009

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1. Step 1
Open your web browser, type " " into the address bar and hit "Enter."
2. Step 2
Use "Admin" as the username in the pop-up box and leave the password blank.
3. Step 3
Connect to the Internet and click on "Internet Setup."
4. Step 4
Select your connection type from the drop-down menu. Choose "DHCP" for cable modems or "PPPoE" for most DSL modems. If you are unsure of these options, check with your ISP.
5. Step 5
Set a service set identifier (SSID) to identify the router and change the password.
6. Step 6
Encrypt your wireless connection using a Wireless Encryption Protocol (WEP) key. Under the "Wireless Security" option, enter a passphrase and click "Generate." This will generate a password which will need to be used by any client connecting to your router.

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I have a linksys E2500 and I need the password

You could try to connect to your router with a CAT5e network cable. Then open your browser and open the webpage
When prompted for your username and password, try password 'admin' (without quote marks) and leave username empty.

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I want to encrypt a wireless network with wep

Setting-Up 152-Bit WEP Wireless Security on a Linksys Dual-Band A+G Wireless Router
How do I set up 152-Bit WEP on a Linksys Dual-Band A+G Wireless Router?
Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) can be a 64-bit key with 10 hexadecimal digits, a 128-bit WEP key with 26 hexadecimal digits or a 152-bit WEP key with 32 hexadecimal digits. This encryption will prevent other users from connecting to a wireless network using your own WEP key. It will also protect your wireless transmissions/communications from being accessed or received by other users.
NOTE: Make sure to change the wireless settings of either Wireless-A or Wireless-G depending on the standard your network is using.
152-bit WEP key only applies to 5GHz 802.11a Wireless enabled network.
To setup WEP Wireless Security on your Linksys router follow the steps below.
Setting-Up the Linksys Router to use WEP
Step 1:
Access the router’s web-based setup page. For instructions, click here.
Step 2:
When the router’s web-based setup page appears, click Wireless then click WirelessSecurity.
Step 3:
Look for SecurityMode and select WEP.
For Wireless-A Settings:
4439-001.pngFor Wireless-G Settings:
4439-003.pngNOTE: If the screen on your router’s web-based setup page looks different, click here.
Step 4:
Look for the Encryption drop down menu and select 152 bits.
Step 5:
Look for Passphrase and type a wireless network password of your choice, then click Generate. In this example “MySecretKey” was used.
NOTE: You should come up with a password that is unique for your network and is a combination of numbers and letters up to 16 characters.
Step 6:
When you click Generate, the result will be a string of random characters.
Step 7:
Look for TXKey and select any number to determine which key you’ll be using. In this example, we selected 1.

4439-005.pngStep 8:
Copy Key1 since 1 was selected under TX Key.
NOTE: Do not give this key to anyone. This will be your wireless network’s key.

Step 9:
Click 4058-005.jpg.

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