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Installing 2Wire usb adapter to a Linksys 802.11b wireless router

My linksys router does not have an encryption key as stated in the installation process. What do I need to do to continue to install? Help!

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  • ItsAGrlThang Oct 30, 2008

    WEP is enabled. THX

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My first suggestion would be to get rid of the 2Wire adapter. The other part is not quite so simple though. First question, Do you have WEP enabled on the router?

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  • GrayesGhost Oct 31, 2008

    To follow up on the previous question I asked about WEP - in order for a key to be generated you have to go to your router's wireless security setup page and 1. Choose a default transmit key (1 - 4) - 2. Choose your WEP encryption type (64 bits 10 hex digits or 128 bits 26 hex digits) - 3. Choose a pass phrase (almost any word that you can think of and remember) and 4. Hit the "Generate Button". -- This will produce a number in each of the four listed keys (1 - 4). The number in the key corresponding to the default transmit key you chose in step one will be your encryption key. That is the encryption key that you will need to complete the installation. If you had a Linksys wireless card installed on your computer you should be able to simply enter the pass phrase that you used in Step 3 above. Without a Linksys wireless card installed on the computer in question you will more than likely have to enter the actual number (exactly as it appears) in the default key (1 - 4) that you chose in Step 1 above. -------- This should allow you to connect to the computer to the router. On a side note, the 2Wire adapter can sometimes be a pain to work with and, more than likely, you will have to use the number rather than the pass phrase itself. If you have followed all of these steps and the unit still will not connect you will probably be better off switching to a Linksys adapter, which should make the installation easier. If you have followed all of the above steps and the router has not generated an encryption key as described you may have a defective router - in which case you will need to return it to the place that you purchased it - or contact Linksys for Tech Support.

  • cheri white Sep 28, 2012

    Awesome! Thanks for your support.

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