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Can't remember my WEP key - how do I resolve?

Have a WEP key that I cannot remember - is there any way to get it?

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Press the reset button for 30 seconds to restore defaults, all security is removed..

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How to i password lock my router for my wi-fi


There is an option called WEP (Wired Encryption Privacy)
You have to loginto the wireless router and enable the WEP authentication.
It will ask you to type in a key and again reenter the same key.
Please do remember the WEP key as next time you try to connect to wireless your laptop will ask for the WEP key. enter in the same key and you will be able to go to internet.

Those who wants to use your wireless need to enter the same key. If you dont want someone to access your wireless then you dont provide him the key.

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What is the wep


Wired Equivalent Privacy. It is an older wireless protection standard that has been replaced with WPA and WPA2.

Nov 01, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Not able to connect the sons Nitendo DSi to the internet. They are asking for the WEP Key but on my home hub there is only a WPA Key. BT have told me to connect to you to ask for support.


If your using WPA and your Nintendo DS only supports WEP Encryption theres no way you can connect it to the internet. WEP encryption is different from WPA.

WEP key uses hexadecimal - using characters 0-9, A-F or ASCII format. The ASCII format is easier to remember. The ASCII string is converted to HEX over the network.

Example of WEP key encryption are:

*64-bit hexadecimal keys are exactly 10 characters in length. (12345678FA is a valid string of 10 characters for 64-bit encryption.)
*128-bit hexadecimal keys are exactly 26 characters in length. (456FBCDF123400122225271730 is a valid string of 26 characters for 128-bit encryption.)
*64-bit ASCII keys are exactly 5 characters in length (DMODE is a valid string of 5 characters for 64-bit encryption.)
*128-bit ASCII keys are exactly 13 characters in length (2002HALOSWIN1 is a valid string of 13 characters for 128-bit encryption.)

WPA Key is entered as a pass phrase between 8 to 63 alphanumeric characters in the ASCII format at both ends of the wireless connection. Although PSK accepts a minimum of eight characters, for proper security, it is a good idea to use ample length and should not use a commonly known phrase. This phrase is used to generate session keys that are unique for each wireless client.

To resolved the issue you have an option to change the WirelessSettings on your router to WEP instead of WPA since WEP is also a secured netwrok. however you need to keep in mind that if you change the encryption you need to configure all othere device connected to the router via WPA and change the settings to WEP.


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Aug 02, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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I am trying to connect a new gadget to our home wifi and can't find WEP key. this computer is on that network, is there a way to get the WEP key from here?


Hi Friend,

If you have set the network password(WEP key) then please follow the steps: Make sure the router s connected to a computer and turned on

1.Type 192.168.1.1 in the address bar of Internet Explorer and hit enter.
2.Leave the Username blank and type admin in Password section and hit Enter.
3.On the router setup page Click Wireless and then clcik Wireless Security.
4.The Security mode will be selected in WEP
5.Your WEP key is the password written in Key1.

I hope this will resolve the issue.

Regards
Chiranjeet

Jun 12, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Where do I find the WEP key code on my modem model number 2247NWG


the network administrator (whoever configure your router) should have the wep key you're looking for, if you're that person and forgot your wepkey you need to reset your router so you can go back into the router configuration page and reset a new key (and hopefully you'll remember it next time).
here some instructions for your product:

check on page 14 (FAQ) of router's manual
resetting router to default configuration (router's manual)

good luck!

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My son is visiting and he brought his laptop, but i can't remember the network security key for my Belkin N+ wireless router. can i either retrieve or reset (and create a new security key that i'll...


find the software for your Router. fallow the instructions and it will say name, password,ect.
or (this is if you have a desktop to) take the plug thats pluged into the back(it may not be in the back it depends on your computer) and plug it into your laptop.
Hope this helps!!

Nov 29, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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I have a Tosiba Laptop that is wireless to my desktop but now I bought a new HP wirless Printer and it want my WEP key. Nothing on the router helps, tried all three numbers. What do I do?


The WEP key is the security key that you setup when you initially setup your router. w/o that key you won't be able to connect. if you can not remember the wep key; enter the setup of your router. u will see it there under the security setting tab.

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Sep 12, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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I want to get a wep key for my router model wrt54g-v8 serial number cdff1g5b8259


You can create a WEP easily.

In the router setup, when you enable wireless security, you select WEP, then you can use any alpha numerics you want for the key.

for 64bit encryption, you can use a 10 digit key. ( I suggest an old phone number as it is 10 digits, hard to figure out and generally easy to remember) 128 Bit encryption is a 26 character key which is hard to guess, but hard to remember too.)

Once the key is set in the router and saved, you merely View Wireless Networks, select you router and type in teh key when prompted for the key.

Sep 13, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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WEP key recovery


WEP is only for wireless connections. Connect to the router using a cable, enter its admin and see/change the key.

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