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How do I find out my wep key

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.
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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:
192.168.0.1 Linksys
192.168.1.1 NetGear
192.168.10.100 Motorola
Generally 192.168.1.1 will work for most.
Default Login:
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
NetGear EXAMPLE:
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 *)
Passphrase *Blank*
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

LinkSys Example:

Wireless Network Menu
Wireless Network Mode Mixed
Wireless Network Name (SSID) MyWireless
Wireless Channel 7 - 2.442 GHZ
Wireless SSID Broadcast Enable
Wireless Security
Security Mode WEP
Default Transmit Key 1 (This is the active key)
WEP Encryption 64 bits (or 128 bits)
Passphrase
Key 1 abcdabcdab
Key 2 dcbadcbadc
Key 3 123456789a
Key 4
There is no logout for the LinkSys. Just disconnect

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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:

http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wireless_key.html

I hope this helps.

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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:
192.168.1.1
user: admin
pass: admin
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

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