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I can't unlock the Wep

I need to turn off my wep key on my linksys. But when I do, it unlocks for about a minite then locks again. I was trying to connect it on my wii. It wouldn't connect to the internet when it was unlocked. The reason why I locked the internet is because I found a guy on our internet. It was a shared playlist on iTunes. The reason why I wanted to unlock it was because It doesn't tell me the wep key. I got no idea what it was. So now I need to unlock it. I used to press and hold the orange button to unlock it. It would sometimes unlock it orjust change the ssid name.

If you know the solution, then please help me.

Thanks,
Ben.

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Hi Ben

If unlocking by using web interface is not changing, that can be reason that NVRAM is not registering the new value. Best thing to perform reset. There is a pinlike tiny button behind the router you can firmly press and release it. It will set all the values to default including the security (security will be disabled). After that you may change the settings accordingly. If you need further assistance please post,

Good Luck

Posted on Feb 17, 2008

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It has probably been a while since you set up the security options on your Linksys router, and chances are, you've forgotten or lost the WEP key.
Luckily, you can easily recover this security code when you need it.
A base computer and a printer are required for this task.

Open a Web browser on your base computer.
Navigate to the Linksys setup menu by typing "http://192.168.1.1" into the browser's address bar and pressing "Enter."
This is the router's LAN address.


Locate the "Security" tab near the top of the window.
Clicking on this tab unlocks your WEP code, so to speak the code is now displayed on the screen.

Print this screen by clicking "File" and then "Print" on your browser's toolbar.
Verify that the entire page printed correctly and that no digits are missing from the end of the WEP key.
If any numbers are missing, fill them in.

Type in your WEP key when prompted by the wireless setup screens on other computers in your network.
This will allow the computers to access your local network and the Internet.

Return to the base computer and close out of the Linksys setup screen by clicking the red "X" in the upper right corner of the application window.
http://www.reviewsaurus.com/tips-tricks/recover-lost-wireless-security-key-wepwpa-key/

Jul 12, 2013 | Linksys WRT54GP2-NA Wireless Router...

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Enabling Wireless security on Linksys routers.....


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 unchecked “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”

If this is a Helpful tip Thumbs Up is appreciated. Thank you

on Jan 03, 2010 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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How to I find the WEP Key


The default WEP key of linksys router is found at the back of the router. Just flip the device and you will see a sticker on it, it will give you the default SSID and WEP key. If you had change it before, what you need is to directly connect your pc to the router using ethernet cable, then open a browser, type 192.168.1.1 then it will ask you for a password and username. The default username and password is Admin. if it will not work, you can try admin for username then password for password box. If it still does'n't work, then reset the router. Turn off the router for 5 seconds the turn the power on again. access the 192.168.1.1. Enter admin for both the username and password. Next, click on the Wireless tab at the top of the settings. Then click on Wireless Security subsection at the top of the page. from there, you will be able to see the WEP key that was set, that is the page as well wherein you can edit the WEP key if you want. Don't forget to click on save settings if you did some changes so that it will be applied.

Sep 04, 2011 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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I can not connect to the internet, and i do have wiewless. i have a dsi that i love. please help. i am with at&t.


Here's How:
  1. Turn on the Nintendo DSi
  2. Click on the wrench icon to access "System Settings."
  3. Select "Internet" on the third page of System Settings.
  4. Select "Connection Settings" and tap the "None" bar in "Connection 1."
  5. You have the option of setting up a connection manually, or searching for available connections in the area. You may also access your Nintendo Wi-Fi USB connector, if you have one (the product has been discontinued). The easiest thing to do is select "Search for an Access Point."
  6. Your Nintendo DSi will list the names of any wireless access points in range. A gold, unlocked icon next to the connection's name signifies an unlocked WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) connection that can be accessed immediately. A locked gold icon signifies an encrypted WEP connection that requires a WEP key (password).
  7. If you are accessing a locked/encrypted connection, enter your WEP key. You may also click "Change Security Settings" to enter a WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) key.
  8. If your WEP key is correct, your Nintendo DSi should connect. You can test your connection to verify.
  9. You're set! Now you can surf the Internet, purchase games and add-ons in the Nintendo DSi Shop, and play games that allow wireless access and competition (with WEP connections, only).

Aug 26, 2011 | Routers

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Linksys wrt54gs. I need to reset the wep key. It automatically resets to the old router wep key even after I push in the reset button on the back of the router. I got in using the 192.168.1.1 ip but half...


Well, you have to hold the reset button for at least 10 sec while it is power on. You will know if it is in default if the lead lights turned off and on again.

Jan 17, 2011 | Linksys Routers

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How do I unlock my router?? I want to add my ipod touch to my internet


If you have already setup your WEP key you would need to add that WEP key into you IPOD Touch settings.

Open up your IPOD Touch and click your Settings button. Touch your Wi-Fi option and turn on your Wi-Fi. Under Choose a Network you should see your SSID. When it ask you to put in your WEP Key just enter you key.

If you have not setup your WEP Key you need to open up a broswer and type in the following:

http://192.168.1.1

A screen will pop up requesting your user name and password. If you have changed your password place that in. If you have not changed the password then use the default admin. Leave the username blank.

Click on the Wireless Tab. Click on the sub tab Wireless Security. Set your WEP Key.

Hope that helps you!

Dec 31, 2009 | Linksys WRT160N Wireless Router

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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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Cannot connect 2nd computer to internet


Well, sounds like you have a wep or wap encryption on your network...Usually to fix it (if you don't know your wep or wap) just press the reset button on your router. This has happened to me before, and that is all i had to do.

Jan 10, 2009 | Linksys -Cisco Wireless-G VPN Broadband...

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Connecting issues with wireless mode on WRT54G2


  1. Try to disable WEP in the router and check if the wireless computer will be able to connect to the router and Internet.
  2. Then enable WEP again. If the same problem happens, upgrade the firmware of your router.
  3. Click on the link for the lastest firmware available for your router.
http://www.linksys.com/servlet/Satellite?c=L_CASupport_C2&childpagename=US%2FLayout&cid=1175242897803&pagename=Linksys%2FCommon%2FVisitorWrapper&displaypage=nodata#versiondetail

Hope this helps!

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