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Discovering wep key to add a new laptop to network

How do I discover again the wep key associated with our network so we can allow internet access for a new laptop? i know it has to do with typing in a series of 1.1. or something as the address. thanks

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Try logging in to your router e.i. You'll need probably a password or try blank to get to security settings.

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I am connected to my router on my laptop, and I am trying to connect a second laptop to the same router. Problem is I did not write down my WEP password and it is grayed out so I cannot retrieve it. I...

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, 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.

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If you don't have the WEP key, then you can authenticate or associate your computer with the access point in the router.
If you can't do that, then you don't have a network connection to use to be able to connect to
If you don't know the WEP key, you'll have to do a factory reset on the router. This will disable the WEP security so that you can authenticate and associate your computer to it. Only then will you be able to access

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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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1. Open a web browser (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Safari).
2. Access the router, usually by typing '' or '' in the address bar.
3. Login to the router with the Username as "admin" and Password as "password" (please note that Username and Password are case sensitive).
4. Click on Wireless Settings (under Setup) from the left menu.
5. Check if WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) or WPA-PSK (Wi-Fi Protected Access Pre-Shared Key) is selected under 'Security Options'.
6. If WPA-PSK is selected, copy the code entered in the passphrase(or network key).
7. If WEP is selected, copy the code entered in the key that has been checked.

This is the code required for connecting the wireless PS3 to the router's wireless network.

In some cases, for security reasons the passphrase might show as asterisks. In this case type a new Password and click apply. You will then have to use the same Password for all the wireless devices connecting to the network.

Hope this allows you to resolve the issue.

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go into your settings and wifi
click on your network and delete your passcode and enter your wep key which is on your wireless router.
look at the label and find the wep key.

if this doesn;t work, delete your wireless association completely and add it again as a new wireless.
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If you are using a WEP key remove it temporarily and allow the laptop to find the network then see it if connects. There can sometimes be problems with the WEP key association / firmware of the router.

Also ensure that MAC Address filtering is turned off while trying to connect. Some laptops also have a wireless switch - ensure this is activated (sometimes a dedicated button, function key combo or even deactivated in the BIOS) There are so many things that need to be checked.

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what is your router? do you know the gateway of your router?

1. Know what is your gateway by using a pc that is online hardwire to your router
> On that pc- check your gateway by doing ipconfig- your DG is your gateway
2. Then access the configuration page of your router- ex.
> Use your browser and type your gateway there.
> It will ask for username and password. You should know that.
3. When your inside your router's configuration page-look for wireless tab, then look for wireless security- you should be able to see there your wep key.
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