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Wep passphrase i cant rember my wep passphrase

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  • litoblu Mar 03, 2009

    I have the same issue. I am connected to a wireless network where I am staying. We have 3 laptops that all work wirelessly on there own. I have this one pc we are trying to connect and it seems the problem is the passkey. It autogenerates a web key if you have the passkey. Can not find the passkey. What can be done?

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You will be able to get the wep key or passphrase from the wireless router or access point.

To some routers, the SSID (wireless network name) and WEP keys are found underneath the router itself. It you cannot see any, then you will need to access the setup page of the router.

This depends on what is the brand of your router.

If you let me know the brand and model I might be able to help you in checking the settings.

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