Question about Linksys WRT54GL Wireless-G 54Mbps Broadband Router w/Linux all-in-one Internet-sharing Router With 4... (WRT54GV4)
Really depends on your router, if it is linksys (Most common) it's simple.
Connect a computer to a wired connection on the router. Point your browser at http://192.168.1.1/ That should take you to the admin interface of the router. If that doesn't work, check the documentation that came with your router --- it will give you the correct aaa.bbb.ccc.ddd IP address.
If you (or someone else) has not set the password for the admin screen, the default for Linksys (the last I used one) was blank for the username and "admin" for the password, but again, RTFM. BTW, of you set up WEP security but left the admin login default, perhaps someone found your wireless and changed the key for you.
If all else fails, do a hard reset on the router and start over. "Hard reset" is not just a power cycle... there is usually reset button on the bottom or somewhere that requires a stylus (pen, paperclip, etc.) to push it... you usually have to hold it in for 30 seconds or more to cause the hard reset. This will take your router back to factory default settings for everything.
But if the admin pass / name is incorrect try
try both with capital start, then all lower case, Hope this helped!
Posted on Nov 29, 2007
SOURCE: can't find wep key
With each new router comes a new WEP KEY by default this could be found normally on the back of the router/access point near the bar code it should have something like this:
SSID: XXXXXXXX WEP KEY: XXXXXXX
If you don't find this sticker or don't have it just reset the router or connect by cable go to the web interface and copy or change the WEP Key there defined.
Hope that helps.
If you need and advice about a new wi-fi router....linksys all the way...;)
Posted on Feb 28, 2009
SOURCE: trying to connect lap top
The WEP key is something you designate on your own router. IF you are trying to get into someone else's router you need to ask them for permission to have their WEP key. Otherwise you cant get in. If you forget your WEP key you can do a hard reset on the router to clear out the key.
Posted on Mar 18, 2009
You would have to login to the router and see what the encryption level is, i.e. WEP or WPA, then you should see a obscure key checkbox, uncheck it to see the plaintext of the passphase, if the checkbox is unchecked when you log in then you should be able to see exactly what they are... Hope this helps!
Posted on Apr 05, 2009
You can get the WEP or Network Security Key from the Router.
Login to the Router as follows (make sure that it is connected to the Computer using LAN-Wired connection):
1. Start the Web Browser like Internet Explorer or Firefor or Safari.
2. Type 192.168.1.1 as the URL.
3. Type "admin" as user name and as "password" as password.
4. Go to the "Wireless Settings" option.
5. Set the Wireless Network Password (either WEP or WPA key) will be listed next to Security Encryption.
You may also use any third party utility to get the Wireless Security key save in the Computer (in which wireless connection is working and key is saved).
Posted on Nov 20, 2009
The password it is asking is the password you gave when you set up the router. Well. before going further, if I may ask, Have you gone to the web page http://192.168.1.1 and used the username: admin, and password as password or 1234? Have you set up the information in that page? If not you need to do that. At that time it will request you a password. And it will ask you for the type of security you need. WEP is one of the choices you can opt which means wired equivalent privacy. Such connection needs you to provide a password. Every time you try to connect a new device like a laptop or PSP it will ask you for this password. If you have doubts about this procedure easiest way is to call the customer support. They will take you step by step. Please note at times it could involve half an hour to complete the whole process. Having said that it would be a good idea to choose WPA. This Wi-Fi protected access. You can further enhance security by choosing Mac filter. Honestly, it is not an extremely difficult process. You can try on your own. Mac address filtering means every device like computer or PSP has a device address. ONce you use MAC filtering The net work will only allow those devices. Every time you wnat to add a new device you can go online and add that mac address there and then add that device to your network. Good Luck.
Posted on Jan 25, 2010
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