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Retrieve WEP Key

I want to add additional wireless products to my network. How do I find my wep key password???

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You can view the WEP key on the router's Web UI. Just go to http://192.168.1.1 (router's IP address must be entered on the address bar). Go to Wireless and then click on Wireless Security. Just copy the key on your notepad and then enter it on the new wireless product.

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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...


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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 192.168.1.1, 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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Asking 8digit network key


Sounds like your wireless network is setup to require a password (it has encryption) most commenly used is WPA, WEP and WPA2, you will have to ask the person who setup the network for the password.

Here is some more information from the NETGEAR site on WEP encryption for a wireless network:

What is WEP Encryption for Wireless Networks? Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) is a security protocol for wireless networks that encrypts transmitted data . It's easy to configure. Without any security your data can be intercepted without difficulty.
However, WEP was an early attempt to secure wireless networks, and better security is now available such as DES, VPN, and WPA. See the Guide to Internet Security to learn about network security.
WEP has three settings: Off (no security), 64-bit (weak security), 128-bit (a bit better security). WEP is not difficult to crack, and using it reduces performance slightly.
If you run a network with only the default security, where WEP is turned off, any of your neighbors can immediately log on to your network and use your Internet connection.
  • For wireless devices to communicate, all of them must use the same WEP setting. (40-bit and 64-bit WEP encryption are the same thing - 40-bit devices can communicate with 64-bit devices.)
While there is no extra performance cost to encrypting the longer key, there is a cost to transmitting the extra data over the network. 128-bit security is not much more difficult than 64-bit to crack, so if you are concerned about performance, consider using 64-bit. If you're very concerned about security, use WPA, which replaces WEP with a protocol that is - given current technology - impossible to crack. There's a good overview in What's New in Security: WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access).
The WEP concept of passphrase is introduced so that you do not have to enter complicated strings for keys by hand. The passphrase you enter is converted into complicated keys. Choose passphrases with the same care you would important passwords.
  • With 128-bit encryption, you need to enter a passphrase to generate each key.
  • All four keys must be specified, because WEP switches between them to make your traffic more difficult to break.
  • All devices within your LAN must use the same passphrases (i.e., the same keys).
WEP is not necessary if you have a gaming console such as PlayStation or Xbox, and there are no other computers on the network.
Read Instructions on how to Configure Wireless Security (WEP/WPA/Access list). Instructions are also included on the User Manuals and Reference Manuals for wireless products (available on the Product page on this site as downloads).

Doc ID: N100684.asp April 7, 2003

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I have a D-Link DIR 615 wireless router i am trying to connect my daughters DS to the wifi but it keeps asking me for a WEP KEY???? i dont know the wep key i put the serial number in and the password but...


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When you will make WEP key then you have to put this key on your pc first for connect to internet. It is very easy steps & your network will make secure.

First check your network option also.

Right click on your network then you see the property then go to security See dropdown menu If you have wep key then follow these steps if you did not see thi.

WPA is same as WEP
(WEP)
You need to sign in your router first.

1.open a web-browser such as Internet Explorer and enter the IP address of the router (192.168.0.1)

http://192.168.0.1/

2. Select "Admin" from the drop-down menu and then enter your password. Leave the password blank by default.

Now you can see your D-LINK webpage where you find your wep key.

Clik setup then wireless setting
Now you see on this page

1. Wireless Security mode then drop-down-menu Set Enable WEP

2. Authentication - Choose Shared Key.

3. WEP Encryption - 64 Bit.

4. Key Type - HEX

5. Default WEP Key - WEP Key 1
6. Now Make a key( You can choose any password but remember only 10 charcters allowed)

7. Now Save setting. then your router gonna boot up make sure let it boot. It connected after 5 minute.

You should write your password in paper first then you will have to add this key into your pc. network.


You can not connect internet because you have to put these Key(password) into your pc first.


Go to your network connection in your pc Choose your network
Or

You see two computer( internet icon) on the desktop
Right click then connect to network then you see so many network & your network ( Which you create).

Right click on your network then you see the property then go to security choose wep key then put the password(KEY).


WPA

1. Wireless Security mode then drop-down-menu - EnableWPA
2. Clipher type -TKIP
3. Passpharse - create own password here( don't put any personal info there)
Save setting
Device restart.


Now check Network status. Its working now.

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Jun 10, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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How do I unlock my router?? I want to add my ipod touch to my internet


If you have already setup your WEP key you would need to add that WEP key into you IPOD Touch settings.

Open up your IPOD Touch and click your Settings button. Touch your Wi-Fi option and turn on your Wi-Fi. Under Choose a Network you should see your SSID. When it ask you to put in your WEP Key just enter you key.

If you have not setup your WEP Key you need to open up a broswer and type in the following:

http://192.168.1.1

A screen will pop up requesting your user name and password. If you have changed your password place that in. If you have not changed the password then use the default admin. Leave the username blank.

Click on the Wireless Tab. Click on the sub tab Wireless Security. Set your WEP Key.

Hope that helps you!

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Need to find existing WEP ID, do not want to reset my WEP ID


Flip over your ACTIONTEC and you would see there the default wep key. If you've had it personalized before, you have to open the configuration page of your modem and check for the wep key.

To go to the configuration page, open your internet explorer and type in 192.168.1.1 on the address bar. that is the default address for your actiontec. type in your username and password when prompted. the usual default it ADMIN for username and PASSWORD (lowercase) for password. or you could also try ADMIN (uname)-ADMIN(pword).

click on the wireless settings icon and then click on basic security settings. scroll down on the middle of the page and you will see there your wep key.

if you are unable to open the configuration page because you forgot your username and password, you can reset your modem so that it the uname and password will go back to its factory default settings (admin/password). However, if you are using pppoe connection (authentication using username and password to connect to network) you can lose your connection and you would have to configure your router. so be careful not to press the reset button at the back.

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How do I find out my wep key


Looks like you will have to login to the router from the other computer to find the key.
Usually, the address to the router admin screens is one of the following:
192.168.0.1 Linksys
192.168.1.1 NetGear
192.168.10.100 Motorola
Generally 192.168.1.1 will work for most.
Default Login:
Login = admin
Password = password (default - if this doesn't work, then you will need to find it or initialize the router)
Go to the WEP security Screen
NetGear EXAMPLE:
Security Encryption (WEP)
Authentication Type *Automatic*
Encryption Strength *64bit* (64 bit is sufficient - the network overhead is less than 128 bit)
Security Encryption (WEP) Key (The active key below is marked with *)
Passphrase *Blank*
Key 1 abcdabcdab (64 bit examples = 10 hex digits 128 bit will be longer string)
Key 2 dcbadcbadc
Key 3 123456789a
Key 4 *Blank*
Click logout when finished

LinkSys Example:

Wireless Network Menu
Wireless Network Mode Mixed
Wireless Network Name (SSID) MyWireless
Wireless Channel 7 - 2.442 GHZ
Wireless SSID Broadcast Enable
Wireless Security
Security Mode WEP
Default Transmit Key 1 (This is the active key)
WEP Encryption 64 bits (or 128 bits)
Passphrase
Key 1 abcdabcdab
Key 2 dcbadcbadc
Key 3 123456789a
Key 4
There is no logout for the LinkSys. Just disconnect

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Wep key


access your router's page in order to get your wep key. type http://routerlogin.net on the address bar of your web browser. it'll prompt you for the username which is admin by default and for the password which is password by default as well.
once your on the router's page, go to the wireless settings at left part of the page under setup. there you will find the wep key of the router that you need to connect wirelessly to it

hope this'll help you

ciao

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Find wep key for wireless


If you have a PC already connecting to the same wireless network your Xbox wants to be on then you can find the WEP key software finder on eBay. Just search for "recover lost wep wireless key"
Hope this helps.

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Securing wireless router


Click here for a link to the instruction manual. All this was retrieved from p.48
First off make sure your wireless connection is working
1. On the Setup tab of the Router’s web-based utility, click the Enable radio button next to WEP. Then click the Edit WEP Settings button.
2. You will see the 2.4GHz, 54g, Wireless-G (WEP) screen (Figure C-1). Next to Default Transmit Key, select which WEP key (1-4) will be used when the
Router sends data. Make sure the receiving device is using the same key.
3. For the WEP Encryption drop-down box, select the level of WEP encryption you wish to use, 64-bit 10 hex digits or 128-bit 26 hex digits. Higher encryption levels offer higher levels of security, but due to the complexity
of the encryption, they may decrease network performance.
4. Instead of manually entering WEP keys, you can enter a Passphrase in the Passphrase field. This Passphrase is used to generate one or more WEP keys. It is case-sensitive and should not be longer than 16 alphanumeric characters. (This Passphrase function is compatible with Linksys wireless
products only. If you want to communicate with non-Linksys wireless products, enter the WEP key manually on the non-Linksys wireless products.)
After you enter the Passphrase, click the Generate button to create WEP keys.

Note: All Wireless-G and 802.11b devices in your network must use the same Passphrase or WEP key.
5. WEP keys enable you to create an encryption scheme for wireless LAN transmissions. If you are not using a Passphrase, then manually enter a set of values in each Key field. (Do not leave a key field blank, and do not enter all zeroes. These are not valid key values.) If you are using 64-bit WEP encryption, then the key must be exactly 10 hexadecimal characters in length. If you are using 128-bit WEP encryption, then the key must be exactly 26 hexadecimal characters in length. Valid hexadecimal characters are “0”-“9” and “A”-“F”.
6. Check all the values, and click theApply button to save your WEP settings and return to the Setup screen. To cancel any changes you’ve entered on this page, click the Cancel button. To get more information about the features, click the Help button.


Jun 15, 2008 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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Wep key


Use a computer that is currently connected to the router. Open Internet Explorer and go to http://192.168.2.1 It will ask you for a user name and password that you created during set up. The password is blank by default. You are then logged into the router and can view or change the WEP key, or any other settings for the router.

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