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Have AT&T 2WIRE849 modem. Need WPA Key Code (alpha only encryption) for notebook PC. How do I secure WPA Key Code for modem service

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The WEP and WAP key is configured in the wireless router settings, you create the WAP encryption key and use this key to configure the wireless card in your computer.
WEP is not a very strong encryption key compared with WAP and WAP2, I suggest you use WAP2 if possible. You can create the encryption key with alpha and or numeric keys, if you want to use words or phrases to create the encryption key then use the PASSPHRASE.

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In today's wireliss connection speed there's no differences and you better use WEP since they got less connectivity problems

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