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How do I find out my security key/password as I am trying to connect to a wireless printer. It says it has to be a 8 to 62 characters, but the only password we have is with 5 characters. Can you help me please?

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You have to connect to the router directly through a network cable.

enter in the following ip address in internet explorer

192.168.1.1 and access the wireless security section.

You should find/be able to reset your security code there.

Posted on Sep 27, 2009

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I cannot connect to the internet on wireless on my Dell precision M50. When I enter the WEP key I get the following message - 'The network password needs to be 40bits or 104bits depending on your network...


You are trying to connect to a wireless network that has a password (referred to as protection).

Dont worry about the "bits" or the network configuration parts. - thats all overkill.

The long and short of it is that you need a password to log onto your router.

It will either be 5, 10, 13, or 26 characters in length.

If you do not have the password, you can post the version of the router (model number and brand) up here, and someone can help you reset it so that you can put the password into your computer.

First I would check to make sure the "WEP" key is the right number of characters. 5-or-10-or-13-or-26

Feb 23, 2011 | Dell Precision M50 Notebook

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What is wpa pass phrase while setting wireless printer


WPA with a Pre-Shared Key (PSK), also known as personal. PSK is entered as a pass phrase between 8 to 63 alphanumeric characters in the ASCII format at both ends of the wireless connection. Although PSK accepts a minimum of eight characters, for proper security, it is a good idea to use ample length and should not use a commonly known phrase. This phrase is used to generate session keys that are unique for each wireless client.

WPA pass phrase is a password for the wireless network to make it secured. You can obtain the WPA pass phrase when you access your router. Check the manual of your router for the address, username and password of your router. Go to wireless settings, you will see ther the SSID or Network Name, Network Key or the Pass Phrase and Authentication (WPA/WPA2/WEP). You can personalize the SSID,Network Key and Authentication. Remeber that for you to connect wirelessly the Authentication and Network Key on the router should match the Network Key and Authentication of the Printer or Computer.

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Aug 06, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Setting secured wireless connection


You can enable WEP on your router.

In the address bar of your browser, type 192.168.0.1 to access the setup page of the Dlink router.

By default the username is admin and leave the password blank.

On the Setup page, go to Wireless.

Security Mode should be WEP then click Next.

You can change the WEP KEY 1. Make sure you remember this because you will need to enter this on your wireless computer.

Save the settings.

I hope this helps!

Jul 19, 2010 | D-Link DIR-625 (790069292637) Wireless...

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My roommates laptop is connecting to the internet, mine won't


Sometimes the key length would change for security purposes. What you have to make sure is that you are entering the correct network key.
Use a connected computer like your roommates laptop or hardwired connect you laptop to the router using an ethernet cable to access the setup page of the router.

In your browser's address bar, type 192.168.1.1. By default, leave the username blank, password is admin.
Go to Wireless -> Wireless security.
You will see the network key. Just copy that and enter it on your laptop.
I hope this helps!

Jul 12, 2010 | Linksys WRT160N Wireless Router

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Does not save wireless security settings


Encrypting the network blocks any unauthorized computer from accessing the network and using its broadband connection. To enable WEP on the router,

1. Open your default browser and enter the following IP address into the address bar: <http://192.168.1.1>
2. When prompted for a username and password type “admin” on password, unless you have previously changed the password of the router, and hit OK. This will bring you to the Setup page of the router.
3. Depending on the firmware of the router. Click on the WEP Key Settings button. Or you can click the Wireless tab and select Wireless Security. Or you can click the Security Tab and select Wireless.
4. From the WEP/Security Settings window, you may enable 64 or 128 bit WEP then enter your Password on the Passphrase field and click on Generate. Make sure to copy the characters on Key 1-4 on a piece of paper before you hit APPLY. You will be needing this once you enable WEP on the wireless PC’s. Also take note that if you enable 64 or 128 bit on the router, this should be the same WEP level that you will enable on the wireless cards.

To put in the network key in your wireless adapter follow the steps below:

WEP Encryption XP's Wireless Zero Configuration ( Advisable for XP PC's )

1. Go to start>Control Panel>Network Connections>Right click on the Wireless connection then click on Properties>Click on the Wireless Networks Tab
2. From the Wireless Network Connection properties window, under the Preferred network click on Add then type your SSID on the SSID field and check the box for Data Encryption then then uncheck “The Key is provided for me Automatically”
3. Type your WEP Keys on both the Network Key and Confirm Network Key field. (This set of characters should be identical to the WEP Keys Settings on the router. For 64-bit WEP you should have 10 characters, for 128-bit you should type in 26 characters.) Then hit OK and then OK again.
4. After hitting OK a pop-up should appear on the lower right hand side saying “Connected”. Try pointing your mouse arrow on the lower double monitor icon.
5. Restart your PC

WEP Encryption using the Linksys WLAN Utility ( 98/Me/2000 )

Make sure that the WLAN utility of the Linksys adapter is already is installed. If not, you may follow follow the procedures below for "Installing the Linksys WLAN Utility"

1. Click on Start then Programs, then click on anything that says something about the Linksys Wireless Adapter. On the menu, select either WLAN Utility or Wireless Configuration Utility
2. On the lower right-hand side of your screen, double click on the Linksys Icon. This will bring up the WLAN Configuration Utility.
3. Click on the Profiles Tab. Make sure that the SSID that is set to default is your routers SSID. Highlight Default then hit Edit.
4. Select Profile Wizard. Continue to click the Next button, until you get to the Security Settings Window.

OR select Expert Mode then Next. Then click on Security Settings
5. Set the same WEP level that you have enabled on the router. ( ex. 64 or 128 )
6. Type your WEP Keys. This set of characters should be identical to the WEP Keys Settings on the router. For 64-bit WEP you should have 10 characters, for 128-bit you should type in 26 characters.
7. Hit OK then Next. On Confirm New Settings click Yes. And then click “Activate New Settings Now”

Nov 15, 2009 | D-Link Vonage-enabled Wireless Router...

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How do I find out what my security key is?


First connect your router to computer with ethernet cable.
Then access it with following link.
http://192.168.1.1
or
http://192.168.0.1
type user as "admin" and password as "admin" or blank or "password"
then you can see configuration page of router settings.
Go to wi fi or wireless menu then find WEP or WAP security code key it is your password to connect wi fi network.If it is in * or # format then add new code so you can connect it with new code.
then save settings and restart router.
Let me know if you need more assistance.
Thanks.

Nov 10, 2009 | D-Link Xtreme N DIR-655 Wireless Router

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What is a ssid and a wep key. I am dumb.


Hi,
SSID is the wireless networks name you want to access.

WEP is a special hexadecimal key to secure your network means if you want to connect a wireless network you will have to put this key.
It will be provided by the admin

Aug 12, 2009 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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Sir, i cant acces irles internet conection from my room,becuse i don't know pasword


Try accessing the configuration page of your router by typing 192.168.0.1 on the address bar of your browser and log-in to the dlink.

>Configure your wireless setting on this window.
>Under setup click on wireless setting
>Then click on manual wireless ....setup
>You will have the configuration of your wireless network.
>You may use WEP or WPA for your password on your security
>For WPA with pre shared key or passphrase the minimum character for your password is 8 characters
>For WEP with pre shared key of passphrase the minimum charactere for your password is exactly 10 characters.
>Once you have save your wireless network
>Go to your laptop and connect to your wireless network before
connecting to the Internet.

Jan 12, 2009 | D-Link Xtreme N DIR-655 Wireless Router

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I am trying to set up security for my lynksis.  Currently it is unsecured. I was following directions then lost interent connection.  When I tried to use the ISP of 192.168.1.100 nothing happens.  I just...


Hi!
To access the router's web interface for configuration, you need a PC that's physically connected to the router (ethernet connection). Follow these steps:

Step 1 Open your Internet browser and type the IP address of the router in the address bar (http://192.168.1.1) . The default IP address is 192.168.1.1 . At the login, leave the username blank and type your password (default password is admin). Click the OK button.

Step 2 To setup security, Click the Wireless tab > then select Wireless Security (right below the Wireless tab).

Step 3 Under Wireless Security, you can either select WEP or WPA for wireless security.

When selecting WEP 64 bits: (for windows XP SP1 to Vista)

Look for Key 1 box - type a 10 hexadecimal password (meaning letters A to F or numbers 0 to 9 only). Example: ABC1234567 or 985D8A8F04 .

When selecting WEP 128 bits (for XP SP2 to Vista)

Look for Key 1 box - type a 26 character Hexadecimal code.

When selecting WPA PErsonal: (XP SP2 to Vista)

Look for a passphrase box - type a password at least 8 characters (numbers or letters).

Please DO NOT FORGET the password that you set - you will need this for wireless connection.

Click Save settings.

I hope that helps!

Good luck and have a nice day!

Dec 01, 2008 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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PS3 WEP Key Problems


if its asking for a WEP key then your wireless network is a secured one..you will need to put the same key as you had originally used while setting your wireless network..are you able to connect to the wireless from a laptop?
see the message that comes on your ps3 when you scan for available networks..you will know if your wireless has security..
you can chnage the security of your wireless by logging oto it by typing 192.168.1.1 in the laptop browser and then configure/change security settings..hope it helps..

Oct 29, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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