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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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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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