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I have an acer laptop that I just bought and it's asking me for the wep key from the router. I have a main computer but I can't recall the key. how can I find it?

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Most routers have an option to show/unobscure the key, so I'd connect to the routers admin app. and look in there where you set it up

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The WEP key is the encryption key that is configured in the router's wireless settings and the wireless card in the laptop is configured with this encryption setting to allow the laptop to communicate with the router.
WEP is an old encryption, better to use WPA encryption.

To set-up and secure the wireless router from unauthorized access, follow these steps: -
1. Connect the wireless router to your computer with a LAN cable.
2. Start your browser and enter the router's configuration URL IP address.
3. Enter the router setup, login and password
4. Change the admin password
5. Go to the wireless settings and change the default SSID and turn off SSID broadcast.
6. Setup encryption key the strongest is WPA2 (if not then WPA).
7. For further security measures - turn on MAC address filtering and enter the MAC address of the wireless cards on the computer/s you want to connect to this wireless router.
8. Record the settings you have made and keep it in a safe place and Save the settings.
9. Configure the wireless cards on the computer/s with the SSID and encryption settings of the router.
10. Remove the LAN cable between the router and the computer then the computers should be able to connect to the router wirelessly.

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