I am needing the key or WEP to re-connect to wireless
I had a hard drive crash..went and had a new hard drive put in and now in order to connect to linksys it is asking for a key and I do not have my instruction manual or disk. Please let me know I need in the key or WEP areaThank you
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Re: I am needing the key or WEP to re-connect to wireless
If it was not setup with a WEP key then try "admin" that is the password for Linksys when not set up. The purpose of the WEP key is to install a password to type in before anyone can use your network. So if "admin" does not work then you have to ask the person who set up the Wireless Network what the WEP key is.
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Welcome to Fixya. If you need the WEP key or Network Key you need to access the Wireless Settings Page.
To access the router page just open a browser then type 192.168.1.1, the Default username is blankand the password is admin. Go to the Wireless Tab select Wireless Security under the Security Mode you will see there Network Key or Wep Key. The Network Key or Wep Key serves as a password or security code on your network to make it secure.
A likely cause is the loss of your WEP security key when you re-setup your HDD. You should have, but probably haven't writen it down, so if you dont have the WEP key, you will need to generate a new one and use that. All other computers connected to your network (if any) will have to have their WEP key set the same. Ask again if you're not sure how to do this.
The wep key is for the wireless router. It is the password. If you enabled wep security on your wireless router and created a password, it is the password you created. If this is someone else's wireless network you will not know what their password is.
You need to configure your router. For that Connect your router to computer with ethernet cable then you can access it with following default link. http://192.168.0.1 or http://192.168.1.1 If you are not able to access it with above ip then check your computers ip address gateway ip is your router ip try with it. Then it ask for user name and password. Type user as "admin" and password as "admin" or "password" or blank. Then you can see configuration page of router. Click on WAN settings and set those settings as your internet service provider settings. Enable DHCP if you want to get ip from router. Clickon
wireless settings enable wireless then enable WEP Security then add WEP
code .It isyour password to connect wi fi.Then save settings and
restart router. Then you can connect your wi fi network with that code. Let me know if you need further assistance. Thanks for using FixYa.
First of all you need to connect to your router using a LAN connection (wireless won't work as you might not be connected wirelessly due to the missing WEP key) and follow the steps below:
1.) using the internet explorer (not AOl or MSN or..)but the internet explorer that your computer came with. 2.) enter "192.168.1.1" in the website address field. do NOT use www in front. 3.) this will bring you to a linksys website. You might need to login (default username and password is admin) 4.) click on wireless 5.) then wireless security 6.) then you will see the page with the wep key listed. 7.) use the first wep key listed.
In case nothing helps, you will need to hard reset your router which would erase all the settings and configuration and bring the router back to factory settings. You may refer to the manual to perform the hard reset, in case you have lost the manual leave a comment and we shall provide you the next steps.
1) Install the wireless card to your new computer first (if doesn't have any) 2) See the status of your network, go to wireless network
3) Select your wireless network and select "connect" 4) Put your WEP key (if any)
You don't need have access to your wireless router in order to get connected, only you have to know is your wep password or key (if any) -
If you don't have any key or pass you only must to kit "connect" and that's it.
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
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
It's normal that your computers will not connect after you enable a wireless security (WEP/WPA). You are getting a limited or no connectivity message because the wireless computers are not connected to the network using the network key or the password that you have used to setup WEP or WPA. There is no need in hard conding the IP address, all you need to do is reconnect to the wireless network using the WEP or WPA Key. If you will type the correct WEP or WPA Key, it will connect and automatically get the IP address again from your router.
Firstly you need to hard wire your internet line to your router and then your router to your pc. You cant really set it up unless they are "connected" physically. You need the SSID information and if you are going to be secure you need to set up a secret key/password key/secret phrase that each computer will have to have in order for the two devices to do the handshake and understand each other. Your security should be WEP, WPA, WPA2. Once hard wired you need to start an internet session and put the IP address of the router management console into your browser ie http://192.168.0.1 (refer to your manual for this and the admin password needed to access the console) Once in here you set your security type WEP etc and your secret key. (Think of this as your password/passphrase) On your pc you need to set your wireless networking device to have the same information. Then you can work wirelessly as long as all devices have the same information. There is no substitute for reading the book for this one though.