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Entering essid and wep key

I am installing a westell7500 and need to enter the essid and wep keys before I begin. I am not sure where to do this. I have the numbers off the device but don't know where to plug info into my computer???

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Press windows key+r and type cmd in the dialouge.  you'll get a black applicagtion in which you'll type ipconfig.  you'll need to copy down the default gateway.  go to anyweb browser and type the default gateway in the web address.  at this point you'll  need to get out your router manual, or lets us know what model of router u have

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How do you access your WEP key?


A WEP key is a security code used on some WiFi networks. WEP keys allow a group of devices on a local network (such as a home network) to exchange encoded messages with each other while hiding the contents of the messages from easy viewing by outsiders

So if you want to access your WEP key, I need to know what is the make and model no of your modem/router.

I need to know the IP address of the router, If you can pull up the router page using the default gateway address, go to >> wireless security>>Advance Settings >> There you could find submenu>>Authentication: WEP-OPEN>>There is a radio button to select >>Use custom encryption key>> inside the small box you can enter a ten digit telephone no. and make the save changes.

When ever you try to connet to the Internet using wifi, it will ask for the WEP key, you can enter your telephone no and get conneted to the internet

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How to setup WEP on a Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router with Speed Booster (WRT54GS2)



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Note when configuring your wireless router it is recommended that you connect directly to the router via a network cable to avoid connection problems while configuring.

1. Log into the router. To do this you will need to open your web browser and enter
http://192.168.1.1

Note If you change the default IP address then you will need that address to log into the router. Normally it is the Gateway IP. You can check this by opening CMD via the Run command window. Once it is open then type ipconfig and hit enter.

2. Click on the Wireless Tab

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3. Now you should be on the Basic Wireless Setting tab. Here you do not need to change anything. However if you would like to change the name the wireless network will show up as you will do is in the Wireless Network Name (SSID) section.

4. Next click on the Wireless Security tab. Once here you will click on the Security Mode drop down and select WEP.


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5. After you select WEP the page should look like the below picture. Here you can enter a Passphrase and click on the Generate button to create your Hexadecimal Key. Note some version of the firmware will let you enter a passphrase in into the key field so you do not have to use a hexadecimal key.


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6. After you have the key information set click on Save Settings.

Note if you are connected wirelessly at this time you will get disconnected and you will have to reconnect with your WEP key.

on Sep 17, 2010 | PC Laptops

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laptop user must know how to set up. to connect toWi-Fi locations. Using Windows XP in this tutorial, we'll go throughthe steps for setting up a laptop to access a Wi-Fi network. Some Wi-Ficards can be set to automatically detect and connect to Wi-Fi networks,though it is still important to know how to manually set up your Wi-Ficard to connect to a wireless network.

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  • Before you attempt to use any Wi-Fi network, find out what the SSID, Channel, Mode and WEP keys are. Some Wi-Fi locations do not require a WEP key. Many Wi-Fi providers have this information on their Web site or they'll give you the information when you purchase access.
  • Ensure you have a firewall program installed and running. This will protect your data.
  • Start up your laptop and look for the Wi-Fi network icon in the bottom right of the screen.
  • Click on the Wi-Fi Connection icon on bottom right of screen and you should see a window that indicates connection, strength and duration. Click onthe Properties tab


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    This window shows the type of networking card installed. Click on the Wireless Networks tab.

    Once the Wireless Network Connection Properties window is open, you will have two options depending on how you set up your laptop. If you do not see any networks listed in Preferred or Available networks,you will have to manually add the SSID. Click on Add. You will have toenter the SSID and WEP key (if required). Click OK and you should then see the network you just added in the Available Networks box.

    If you see the correct SSID showing in the Available Networks, then youn eed to click on Configure in order to enter the WEP key if that is required.
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    Next go to Start - and where it says Connect To click on that and you should see choices similar to the graphic below. Click on WirelessNetwork Connection and it should work. Potential Problems & Their Solutions:
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    Setting for wireless d- link router for my laptop


    WEP key is usually found on the back of the router or the side of the box the router came in. When the router is connected and you see there is a signal by the LED lights, click on the internet connection icon on the lower right of your screen. Select the proper wireless device to which you wish to connect. It will tell you that you need a WEP key. Enter the 10 digit code on the back of the router. If it asks for a 12 digit code, simply add two zeros to the beginning of the WEP key. Hope this helps!

    Jan 12, 2010 | Acer TravelMate 4000LCi Notebook

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    Having trouble connecting to a Netopia 3347NWG-006 router using my wireless capabilites on my Acer Aspire One. My wireless connection at home works fine, but my place of work has the Netopia system and I...


    Depending on the wireless security in work, you might have to go and enter those values manually, search for wireless networks with windows wireless manager, then down on left is addvanced options, double clikc on the wireless netowrk your trying to conect to in addvance options, and change the security settings for it and re enter its wep key.

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    1. Log into the router. To do this you will need to open your web browser and enter http://192.168.0.1

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    2. You will need to log in to the router. The Default Username and Password:
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    Username: cusadmin.
    Password: password
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    3. Next click on [WIRELESS] link on the Side Navigation bar.

    4. Select [WEP] from the [SecurityMode] drop-down menu.

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    You can choose between standard 64-bit or 12b-bit encryption keys. Below are the configuration options for 64-bit WEP. A passphrase or a manual key can be used

    NOTE: To enter a manual WEP key you will need to enter hexadecimal values (A-F and 0-9). Example: 64-bit hexadecimal keys are exactly 10 characters in length. (123654ACDE is a valid strong of 10 characters for 64-bit encryption).

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    To automatically generate a 64-bit WEP key, enter in a Passphrase (keyword- ex. homegateway). And click the [Generate Keys] option. Once you do this, the Gateway will dynamically generate 4 keys. Simply configure the Default Key to the one key that you will be using across your network.

    5. Select the Open System, Shared Key or Automatic from the [Authentication] drop-down menu. Note in most cases you want it set to Automatic.

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    For more security, you can use 128-bit WEP encryption. To use this mode, select the [128 bit (26 hex digits)] from theWEP Key Length drop-down menu option and the configuration section will be displayed. 128-bit encryption requires a longer key than 64-bit encryption. Keys are defined by entering in a strong in HEX (hexadecimal- using characters 0-9, A-F) or ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange – alphanumeric characters) format. ASCII format is provided so you can enter a string that is easier to remember. The ASCII string is converted to HEX for use over the network. You can manually enter in the 26-digit hexadecimal key.

    Example: 128-bit hexadecimal keys are exactly 26 characters in length. ( 234FEDCBA12340013333389319 is a valid string of 26 characters for 128-bit encryption).

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    NOTE: If you are having a difficult time getting the wireless connection up after enabling WEP- Please confirm that you have configured the SAME WEP key on both the Gateway and Client card.

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    * Click “Save Settings”

    on Jan 22, 2010 | PC Laptops

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    Authentication failure


    hia,

    you need a network key for wireless connection to get authorized and allow your PC to connect.
    make sure you have right key if security is enabled on wireless router.

    now if you are entering right key then need to make sure which type of encryption router is using by going into router settings as an emaple WEP,WAP,TES etc...and make sure your computer wireless settings are same as this type.

    let me know if you need more info in detail or step by step.

    Thanks.

    Apurva

    Aug 19, 2009 | ASUS Eee 4G Notebook

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    Need ESSID and WEP info for a Toshiba Satellite A205


    The users guide for your laptop won't have information about ESSID or WEP for any wireless networks you are trying to connect to. SSID is Site Security Identification. That is the name of the wireless network you are connecting to and WEP is Wired Equivalent Privacy and is a key that is set up on the wireless network that if you don't know that key you can't use that wireless network even if you know the SSID. Each wireless network will have its own ESSID and WEP settings. If you control (I.E. you have the username and password for that router) the wireless router that you are settings up you control what the ESSID and WEP settings are. If you purchased the wireless router that you are trying to connect to, you might need a users guide for that router or if the company you get your Internet from owns your wireless router, you need to contact them concerning the setup of that wireless router.

    Hope that helps.
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    Jan 08, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite A205-S4617 Notebook

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    Acer /connection problems wireless


    hi dear

    try this

    1. Before you attempt to use any Wi-Fi network, find out what the SSID, Channel, Mode and WEP key are. Some Wi-Fi locations do not require a WEP key. Many Wi-Fi providers have this information on their web site or when you purchase access you will be provided the information.
    2. Ensure you have a firewall program installed and running. This will protect your data.
    3. Start up your laptop and once booted, look for the Wi-Fi network icon in the bottom right of the screen.
    4. Click on the Wifi Connection icon on bottom right of screen and you should see a window that indicates connection, strength and duration. Click on the Properties tab.

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    6. The next window will show the type of networking card installed. Click on the Wireless Networks tab.

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    8. Once the Wireless Network Connection Properties window is open you will have two options depending on how you set up your laptop.
      • If you do not see any networks listed in Preferred or Available networks, you will have to manually add the SSID. Click on Add. You will have to enter the SSID and WEP key (if required). Click OK and you should then see the network you just added in the Available networks box.

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      • If you see the correct SSID showing in the Available Networks, then you need to click on Configure in order to enter the WEP key if that is required.

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    9. In the next window, enter the SSID for the Wi-Fi network you want to access. Make sure you do not have CAPS lock or NUM lock while entering the information. If a network key is required, click on "Data Encryption and then enter the Network key you have been provided with. Again make sure you do not have CAPS or NUM lock on. Click OK when entered. If you have entered the key incorrectly a message will pop up and you will need to re-enter the key.

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    11. Next go to Start - and where it says Connect To click on that and you should see choices like in the graphic below. Click on Wireless Network Connection and it should work.

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    There are occasions when the connection doesn't work, in these cases check your firewall software and make sure it allows you to connect to the Wi-Fi network. To check this, disable your firewall software and check the connection again. If you can connect with the firewall program disabled, you change your settings. If your firewall program is not the problem check the SSID and WEP key information that you entered. Both of these are case sensitive. If you had obtained SSID information from the Internet, check with someone in the establishment to see if the SSID has been changed.

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    i hope this usefull for you


    thanks


    cropp

    Mar 23, 2008 | Acer Aspire 5610 Notebook

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