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My hard drive died and I do not know my wep key. All of my passwords were on the dead hard drive.One other computer in the house is on the wireless network with the wep key but mine is not. How do I get the wep key for my computer? Do I have to do something special since I have a new hard drive. My computer can pick up other connections but my wireless connection called "animator" I cannot access.
Thanks for helping.
Looks like you will have to login to the router from the other computer to find the key.
Usually, the address to the router admin screens is one of the following:
Generally 192.168.1.1 will work for most.
Login = admin
Password = password (default - if this doesn't work, then you will need to find it or initialize the router)
Go to the WEP security Screen
Security Encryption (WEP)
Authentication Type *Automatic*
Encryption Strength *64bit* (64 bit is sufficient - the network overhead is less than 128 bit)
Security Encryption (WEP) Key (The active key below is marked with *)
Key 1 abcdabcdab (64 bit examples = 10 hex digits 128 bit will be longer string)
Key 2 dcbadcbadc
Key 3 123456789a
Key 4 *Blank*
Click logout when finished
Wireless Network Menu
Wireless Network Mode Mixed
Wireless Network Name (SSID) MyWireless
Wireless Channel 7 - 2.442 GHZ
Wireless SSID Broadcast Enable
Security Mode WEP
Default Transmit Key 1 (This is the active key)
WEP Encryption 64 bits (or 128 bits)
Key 1 abcdabcdab
Key 2 dcbadcbadc
Key 3 123456789a
There is no logout for the LinkSys. Just disconnect
Posted on Oct 27, 2008
Here's an easier method that doesn't entail having to log in to your router. Provided you've got another Windows computer that's
already connected to your wireless network, this free program will
allow to to retrieve and view the network's WEP key:
I hope this helps.
Posted on Mar 25, 2009
There's a very easy way, which will prevent all such problems, in case you forgot the router password because usually by default it's:
Suppose IP is: 192.168.1.1 then
Username is : admin
Password is : admin
In case you are failing to control your router, there's a small reset press from the back of the router machine, you have to press it with a very thin pin for 5 seconds, and then go again to the router:
Go to quick start and make the configuration. In case the configuration is belong an adsl, you have to contact the free line of customer help line for the technical section in order to get the configuration of your adsl and to make your InterNet working.
Try such option and inform me if you need anything
Posted on Aug 08, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
All Belkin Router's ship without an admin password. If you require an admin password then follow the below instructions.
Click "Apply Changes". Your new password is now active.
Note: Do not forget the new password and keep it somewhere safe. If you forget your password, you'll be unable to access your router's settings. If you forget or lose your password, you'll need to "Perform a hardware reset on the router". This will reset the password to its default, as well as erase any and all other settings you may have changed
Configure Wireless Security on Belkin Router - Enable WPA and WEP Why should we setup wireless Security on Belkin Wireless Router ?
After configuring your Belkin router you should secure your wireless network using proper wireless encryption. It can keep wireless hackers away from your wireless network and the unwanted sharing of your Internet connection. In order to know how to login and configure your Belkin wireless router click on the link below.
How to Setup Belkin Wireless Router
Setup Wireless Security in Belkin Wireless Router
Now I hope you just followed the steps mentioned in the above link and log in to your Belkin Wireless Router. In order to enable wireless security on your Belkin router click on Security Under wireless. ( Security tab present on the left side of Belkin configuration page).
You can select either WEP or WPA to secure your Belkin Wireless network. To know more about WPA and WEP click on the link below.
Which is better WEP or WPA on your Wireless network
Enable WEP in Belkin Wireless Router
To select WEP for your Belkin wireless network ,click on security mode drop menu and select WEP. WEP is of two kinds WEP 64 bit encryption and WEP 128 bit wireless encryption. You can type your PassPhrase and generate instant wireless key for your Belkin wireless network.
After generating the wireless key, you should save settings by click on Apply changes. Now onwards to login to your Belkin wireless network, you need this wireless key.
Enable WPA in Belkin Wireless Router
WPA is more secure than WEP. To enable WPA on your Belkin router, select WPA from security mode drop down menu.
You should enter a pre-shared key to enable WPA security on your Router. Don't forget to save this WPA settings.
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