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I lost my wep number. How can I find it? - Microsoft Broadband Networking MN-500 Wireless Base Station (L21-00001) Router

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  • David Wall Jun 22, 2009

    I tried both numbers that you sent and neither worked.

  • David Wall Jun 22, 2009

    Was I supposed to put the numbers you sent me into the address bar just as I would a link?



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Hi there,

If you cannot connect to your wireless network because you have forgotten the WEP key or WPA, you can solve it by changing your access point or router WiFi. 
Change the WEP key

The first solution requires that you get to connect to the WiFi router. 
To do so, open the browser and connect to or! 

Under the menu, go to the security tab and change the key to secure your wifi. 
Reset WiFi router

If you also have forgotten the password to your WiFi router, the first solution is to try ID and default password as specified in the router's documentation. 

If it does not work,reset your access point or your WiFi router with the help of default settings. To do this, see your hardware documentation. On almost all routers, there is a small hole for resetting the router.

Good Luck!!

Posted on Jun 22, 2009

  • Mukesh Kumar Jun 22, 2009

    if you have a wireless signal in the house then you have a router of some kind. The router takes the signal from the modem and transmits wirelessly. 
    You can try to log into your router and get the Wep that way. Go to the computer that is hardwired to your router. (Usually your desktop)

    in XP
    Go to start> run> type in "CMD" and press enter.

    In Vista
    Go to start> in the start search box type> "CMD" > press "ctrl shift enter"

    In either Operating system the steps are the same from here:

    in the black box you now have, type "ipconfig" press enter

    write down the "Default gateway" ip address you see. It's prob going to be something like

    Since this is an address, where would you put it? In the address bar of your browser. Open Internet explorer (or firefox, or chrome or what ever you use). Type your ip address numbers press enter.

    At this point it should ask for a user name and password. You might have something special that was created when the network was set up. Good luck remembering those.

    Otherwise, do a google search for "(router brand name) default login" and see what your router's default settings are. Usually its something like "admin\password" or something like that.

    Once you get into your router setup page click on "wireless" (or something like it) then "wireless security" (or something like it).

    Here you will be looking for something like security type. choose (or see if the choice is there already) for WEP. Then type a passphrase and click on generate. Write down number 1 (should be 10 digits long) and there you go. That is your encryption key. Put that in your Wii

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