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Entering a Network Key

I tried entering the WEP key manually on my Windows machines and got nowhere so then I used a wizard from www.linksysfix.com/ela. That worked. Now I am trying to get my Linux machines connected but there is no wizard for Linux so I again tried to enter the pass phrase manually but no go. I am positive the code is correct. Is there some other setting I'm missing?

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  • Anonymous Oct 24, 2008

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  • Brainiac Nov 22, 2008

    I manually entered the ip address, gateway address and subnet. The info was garnered from a windows machine via. command prompt - ipconfig . You might need to experiment with the ip address if there is a conflict with other computers. Good luck.

  • jjacobs495 Apr 08, 2009

    how can I find my wpa key?

  • foxyldycarme May 11, 2010

    trying to connect my upstairs computer...with Linksys....but can't....the upstairs computer still has no internet connection....

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I returned the Linksys router and got a Netgear router instead. The setup with Lynksys was not only clunky it was inflexable. It wouldn't even let me select my own WEP code. With the Netgear router I used WAP encryption with my own code but this time I changed the the network name. Another good sign with the Netgear is that they had an Apple logo as well as the Linux penguin!

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What the cide have you used?

Posted on Feb 15, 2008

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    Ruel Ocampo Feb 15, 2008

    i mean the *code you have used

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We are trying to sign on to our home network but the WEP key, after entering, keeps saying settings are invalid. What exactly is the WEP key? What do we need to do?


Are you trying to connect to your internet connection for wireless? If it is, the WEP key is the password that you set up for your wireless device so that devices that can see the your wireless network will be able to connect by entering the right WEP key. If you didnt change the WEP key of your modem or router, then the default WEP key will be found at the back of your device, but if you had changed it before then, that's the WEP key that you need to enter.

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How to setup WEP on an SMCD3GN Wireless Cable Modem Gateway 1. Log into the...


How to setup WEP on an SMCD3GN Wireless Cable Modem Gateway

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1. Log into the router. To do this you will need to open your web browser and enter http://192.168.0.1

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2. You will need to log in to the router. The Default Username and Password:
User Login
Username: cusadmin.
Password: password
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3. Next click on [WIRELESS] link on the Side Navigation bar.

4. Select [WEP] from the [SecurityMode] drop-down menu.

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You can choose between standard 64-bit or 12b-bit encryption keys. Below are the configuration options for 64-bit WEP. A passphrase or a manual key can be used

NOTE: To enter a manual WEP key you will need to enter hexadecimal values (A-F and 0-9). Example: 64-bit hexadecimal keys are exactly 10 characters in length. (123654ACDE is a valid strong of 10 characters for 64-bit encryption).

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To automatically generate a 64-bit WEP key, enter in a Passphrase (keyword- ex. homegateway). And click the [Generate Keys] option. Once you do this, the Gateway will dynamically generate 4 keys. Simply configure the Default Key to the one key that you will be using across your network.

5. Select the Open System, Shared Key or Automatic from the [Authentication] drop-down menu. Note in most cases you want it set to Automatic.

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For more security, you can use 128-bit WEP encryption. To use this mode, select the [128 bit (26 hex digits)] from theWEP Key Length drop-down menu option and the configuration section will be displayed. 128-bit encryption requires a longer key than 64-bit encryption. Keys are defined by entering in a strong in HEX (hexadecimal- using characters 0-9, A-F) or ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange – alphanumeric characters) format. ASCII format is provided so you can enter a string that is easier to remember. The ASCII string is converted to HEX for use over the network. You can manually enter in the 26-digit hexadecimal key.

Example: 128-bit hexadecimal keys are exactly 26 characters in length. ( 234FEDCBA12340013333389319 is a valid string of 26 characters for 128-bit encryption).

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NOTE: If you are having a difficult time getting the wireless connection up after enabling WEP- Please confirm that you have configured the SAME WEP key on both the Gateway and Client card.

6. Click the [Apply] button to save your settings

on Feb 26, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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The wifi on my nintendo ds lite doesn't work even though i changed the settings to WEP ..i dont know if the wep key i type in on my DS is wrong because when i type in the wep key shown on the netgear...


Welcome to Fixya

First you need to check is if the WEP key that you are entering is the WEP key of your router. Try to connect a laptop to your computer which do not belong to the network. Say, your friends laptop. This laptop will ask for a security key if it's the first time to connect to the network. Enter your security key and see if the laptop can connect to the network. If it did not connect then the problem is your WEP key.

Have a good one!

Mar 28, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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It wont print wireless


We have to connect the printer to the network first, If it is not connected, please follow the below steps.

  1. Touch Setup (c01629002.gif ) on the touch screen.
  2. Scroll down in the Setup menu, and then touch Network .
  3. Scroll down in the Network menu, and then touch Wireless Setup Wizard . The Wireless Setup Wizard searches for networks, and then displays them in a list.
  4. Touch the name of your network.
  5. If the list does not contain your network name, follow these steps to enter it manually:
  6. Touch Enter New Network Name (SSID) .
  7. On the on-screen keyboard, touch the appropriate letters and numbers to enter the network name (SSID). NOTE: Make sure that you enter the uppercase (capital) and lowercase (small) letters exactly. Otherwise, the wireless connection fails.
  8. When you finish entering the new network name, touch Done , and then touch OK .
  9. Touch Infrastructure , and then touch WEP encryption or WPA encryption. If you do not want to use encryption (a security password), touch No, my network does not use encryption , and then go to step 6.
  10. If prompted, enter the WEP or WPA key:
    1. Touch the appropriate letters or numbers on the on-screen keyboard.
    NOTE: You must enter the exact uppercase and lowercase letters. Otherwise, the wireless connection fails.
  11. When you are finished entering the WEP key or WPA key, touch Done and then touch OK to confirm. The product attempts to connect to the network.
Once it is connected to the network or if it is alreday connected, please follow the below steps on the printer.
  1. Touch Setup (c01629002.gif ) on the touch screen.
  2. Touch Network , touch View Network Settings , and then touch Print Network Configuration Page .
After that, please note the ip address of the printer from this printed page and follow the below steps.
Please click on Start------Control Panel---Printers Folder.
Right-click on the printer icon 8500 series---- click " Properties" , and then click the Ports tab
Click Add Port .

Click TCP/IP port and put (ip address of the printer)

, and then click New Port . The Add Port wizard starts.
Click Next ,
Follow the on-screen instructions to finish adding the port.
The issue will be fixed.

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Cant find wep key


Your printer is saying that you should secure your wireless internet. Try resetting the router by holding the reset button located on the back for at least 30 seconds.

Nov 20, 2009 | Linksys WRT160N Wireless Router

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Wep address


WEP address is your security key to get on the wireless network. New access point usually do not have one assigned. You need to get into the router and enter it in, like a password. If you haven't setup the network, then someone else did and you need to get the WEP key from that person. If you can get it, then you could reset the router to factory defaults by pressing and holding the button in the back of the router for 30 seconds. Let the router reboot and look for a wireless network called "LINKSYS" or "DLINK" or something like that. You should be able to connect without entering a WEP key. If your computer asks you for one then leave it blank or look in the manual for the default WEP key.

Mar 28, 2009 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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Unable to connect through a N1 Wireless router with more than one user using a IPsec connection. Only one person can cannot and the other gets a timeout.


in order for the laptops to see each other and allow you to work one with the other a network has to be installed and a work group formed.

1. Choose Start --> All Programs --> Accessories --> Communications --> Wireless Network Setup Wizard.
The wizard shows its splash screen.
2. Click Next.
The wizard asks you to type in a name for your network.
3. Type a name for the network.
The name of the network is used for the wireless router's SSID (Service Set Identifier), which the wireless box typically broadcasts to make it easy to connect. The SSID is the name that appears when you try to connect to a wireless network. Each wireless router has a default SSID: tsunami, wireless, and linksys are all common default SSIDs.
4. Unless you already have a network key that you absolutely must use, select the Automatically Assign a Network Key radio button.
5. If your wireless base station and all the wireless cards on your network support WPA (if you have 802.11g, they may or may not; with 802.11b, it's unlikely), check the Use WPA Encryption box.
There is a performance hit for using either WEP or WPA encryption. Your network will run slower — but your neighbor won't be able to look at your files. Fair trade, eh?
6. Click Next.
Behind the scenes, the wizard generates all the information it needs to set up a secure wireless network.
The wizard asks if it can use a "key drive" (USB flash drive) to set up the network.
7. Select the Use a USB Flash Drive radio button.
Select this button if you meet the following requirements:
• You have a key drive (USB flash drive) handy
• A free USB port is on every computer on your network
• All of the computers on your network are running Windows XP Service Pack 2 or later
• Your wireless router has a USB port and it understands WSNK (check the manual)
If you don't meet those requirements, then select the Set Up a Network Manually radio button. Then click Next.
• If you click the first button, the wizard takes you through the steps to transfer the settings to all the other computers on the network, as well as the wireless base station. Basically, you schlep the key drive to all the PCs, and they set themselves up.
• If your hardware isn't quite up to the **** Tracy stage yet, the wizard shows you its final instructions.
8. Click Print Network Settings.
The wizard doesn't actually print them. Instead, it opens Notepad and sticks the relevant settings in a new text file.
9. Print the text file and follow the instructions to transfer the settings to each of your wireless devices manually.
It isn't as bad as it looks. See the next section.
Making manual changes So you're stuck with entering wireless network security information by hand. Be of good cheer. The Wireless Network Setup Wizard (see the preceding section) does all the heavy lifting. If you're running Windows XP Service Pack 2 or later, it's pretty easy:
1. Enter the new settings in your wireless router or access point.
Unfortunately, each one is different. You may have to dig into the router's manual. Usually, once you get inside the router, making the changes is easy. The key you need to enter is the one that was generated by the Wireless Network Setup Wizard.
2. Make sure you update/apply/save the changes to the wireless router before leaving.
Many routers require you to save the changes manually, so they'll be around if the electricity goes out.
3. Choose Start --> All Programs --> Accessories --> Communications --> Wireless Network Setup Wizard.
You see that really confusing splash screen again.
4. Click Next.
The wizard asks for a network name.
5. Type the network name precisely the same way that it appears in the printout from the preceding section.
6. Select the Manually Assign a Network Key radio button and click Next.
The wizard asks you to type the key.
7. Click Next.
You end up at Step 7 in the preceding section, from which point you can print your settings or just close down the wizard.
8. Repeat Steps 3 through 8 on each computer in your wireless network.

Jul 15, 2008 | Belkin Computers & Internet

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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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Network key


Presuming your are meaning a WEP key (asked as network key in windows), you would find it by entering into your Modem's setup screen, selecting Wireless Settings, Wireless Security, and your key should be listed there

Hope this helps!

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Jan 14, 2008 | NetGear DG834G Router

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Can't access router via 192.168.1.1


Hi Again

Answer is simple; network security (WEP or WPA) key is different than regular password. Entry should be Hexadecimal, However you can use pass phrase generator by entering regular characters or you can enter directly. For example if you we want to put to "password" as network key hexadecimal input will be exactly 2B204A3F1042643E480FDD655E for 128 Bit WEP. Since you are unable to reach the router. Please reset it first. so it will be accessible from your computer without Network key. Network key will be enough for the 1st line
Hope you will resolve the issue.

Good Luck

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