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What is a wep key

X box is asking for a wep key

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It is the security code for your router. Most are on the bottom of the router, sometimes there will be two WEP & WPA.

This is unless you have changed it to a different one, if so this is the code you need to enter.

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Grace Digital Mondo Wifi radio - plugged in, found my wifi connection, but when I enter my WEP Key, it just cirlces back to :Enter WEP Key. No errors received, just doesn't recognize my WEP K


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You say that the radio keeps demanding the WEP key for your WiFi connection. WEP is just one of several security types to be used for WiFi. The fact that the radio is asking for a WEP key indicates to me that your WiFi is more than likely set to one of the other security standards such as WPA, WPA2-PSK etc etc etc. If this is the case your laptop and kindle etc will be using the same security standard as your WiFi router. To find out which security standard is being used in Windows 7, on your laptop, click on the active connection in the system tray to bring up the list of available connections and then click on "Open Network and Sharing Centre". When the Network Centre page comes up double click on the "Wireless Connection".
A status box will come up and about half way down is a utton "Wireless Properties". Click on this, and in the box that comes up click on the security tab and it will tell you the security type, the encryption type and the wireless key (click on "Show characters").
If the encryption type is not WEP then the radio will not connect to your WiFi, and the radio settings for Security and encryption need to be set to the same as on the laptop for it to connect.
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Dec 17, 2014 | Computers & Internet

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How do i find the wep key number


Hi,

You maybe having problem connecting wirelessly. There's a possibility that when you try to connect wirelessly,it's asking for the network key or WEP key, There are two option both free and paid depending on the warranty of the router. If the router is not under warranty anymore and you contact the manufacturer of the router to ask them to provide you the WEP key, they will ask you to pay for the support. But if you want the free one, follow these steps:

1. Check for the manufacturer sticker at the bottom of the router. You will see there a label that says WEP KEY. It's usually 10 digits characters.

2. Try to type that to the box where its asking for the security key for the wireless network.

3. If nothing happens and its says, INVALID KEY. There's a possibility that the router is manually configured and needs to be reset to the factory default.

4. Look for the reset button at the back of the router,usually a red hole that needs a pen or any pointed object to push through.

5. Push the reset button for 30 seconds while the router is on.

6. Power down the router for 30 seconds then turn it back on.

7. Try to use the WEP KEY that is underneath the router again since it already goes back to its default settings.

If its still the same, you will really need to contact the manufacturer of your Internet Service Provider to reconfigure the router.

Hope this will help...Thank you for using Fixya...

Feb 18, 2011 | NetGear Computers & Internet

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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.

Dec 02, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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My ps3 is asking me for a wep key and i cant find it


Type this address into your computers browser 192.168.2.1 from there you can access your routers settings.The wep key will be under security.Once you get the key you can input it on your ps3.If you do not have a wep key make one.Most gaming systems etc won't connect to a unprotected connection.

May 21, 2010 | Belkin (F5D7230-4) Router (587009)

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Need to set up wep or wpa key


Hi, this link I provided to you is useful for you.

http://linksys.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/linksys.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=3696


Jan 11, 2010 | Linksys Wireless-G WRTP54G Router

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My sisters nintendo wii requires a securety key code be inserted for it to connect wirelessly to the dsl. where is the securety key on the dsl she has? i never saw a modem.


A security key is not told to all. It is set by you when the dsl router is installed. And is known to you alone. Unless you tell everyone.
How to find it now? start you computer that is connected to net through this dsl router. Fire up the browser and in the address window type 192.168.1.1. You will be taken into the dsl router. Administrator ID is admin and so is the password admin. In the next screen click on security->wireless->WEP Key. When the WEP Key opens it would either be in clear or as ********. If clear then you have no problems but if in ***** then check a box saying "Show WEP key in clear". That is your WEP Key that the Wii is asking for.
If it does not work then call the communication people of your building. They would know.

Jan 05, 2010 | D-Link DSL-G604T Wireless Router

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I need my wep key for my netgear wireless router


The following steps will help you out in getting your wep key:-
1)Open the IE page and in the address bar type http://192.168.0.1/ or http://roterlogin.net/ , it will prompt with the small window asking for user name and password which will be admin and password respectively if not reset to something else.
2)If the default password is not working then router reset is mandatory which will terminate the internet connection and re-configuration has to be done from the beginning and after reset follow step 1 to get through the router administrator page and re-configure the entire setting's including the WEP key as well.
3)If , the default access is there then after getting into router administrator page , you will have a blue/purple column on the left hand side which has the different setting options in there.
4)Under the title set up you will find wireless setting's as one of the options so left click on that option and you will be navigated to wireless settings page.
5)Under wireless settings page we will have security option as an icon and out of the available different securities WEP will be the one that is highlighted and down at the bottom we will have five boxses for passphrase , key1 , key2 , key3 and key4.
6)The number in the key box determines your WEP key , in other words key1 box contains the WEP key .

Nov 13, 2009 | NetGear DG834G Router

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Connecting my ps3 to a philips router , what is a wep key??


WEP key is actually the network security key for ur wireless network,,if u have any computer which is online through the router u can find out the wep key.double click on the wireless icon on the online computer and u will find a box with 2 tabs,,click on the support tab at the top and u will find an option called default gateway,,preferably 192.168.1.254{preferably like this},,put this ip address in the address bar at the top and hit enter,,a box will come up with username and passwrd,,u hav to ask ur internet service provider for tat information and then after u get into the 2wire page u will find a option called wireless security,there u will find ur wep key,,or else if u look at the bottom panel of the 2wire u night find a 10 digit number which is the default wep key for 2wire netwrk,,best of luck, keep me posted

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Does not connect to x box


You'll need to access your routers configuration page through http://192.168.1.1 and either turn off wireless security or get your WEP key and enter it into your 360.

Jan 10, 2009 | Linksys WRT160N Wireless Router

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