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In the middle of a connection, my husband's wifi connection was severed with a message that the settings were changed and a prompting that he type his WEP password. I am the primary connector to the linksys wifi and have no problem with my connection but I can't remember for the life of me what might be the WEP password. I tried the WEP key, but apparently, that is not it....

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To ensure that you are entering the correct WEP key, you need to access the setup page of the router.

In the address bar of your web browser, type

Leave the username blank; use admin in the password field.

Go to the wireless tab, take note of the wireless network name (SSID). Make sure that your husband's computer is connected to the same network.

Go to the wireless security tab, take note of the WEP key.

Enter the WEP key on your husband's computer.

That should solve your problem. If you need more help, just let me know. Good luck!

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You will need to check the wireless settings of the router
is there any computer connected to the router ?
If yes then you can open the router set up page on that computer.
Router set up page is the page where you can check all the wireless settings of the router.

Click here for step by step instructions

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