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I just installed a Wireless router and the security type is WPA I need to change it to WEP How do I get in to change it? I went into http://www.routerlogin.com like it said I could do to change any of these settings. Butit won't let me

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If you reinstall the router using the CD it came with, the install program will recognise that the router is already installed. But, when you come to the security part of the install, everything is new. You can then change it to WEP if you want. Why would you want to? It's fairly easy to crack into.

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Some later model wireless routers have the Password(ie.Encryption key) and the SSID already configured in the wireless router andthis information is printed on a label on the bottom of the router.
These settings can be used to configure the wireless card and wireless adaptersin your computer/laptop.
If these settings do not suit you, then it can be changed to suit yourrequirements.
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Most people use Passphrase which is easier to remember eg. I was born inJanuary 1988.
The strongest and latest security is WPA2, the weakest and oldest is WEP. To connect to your wireless router from the computer/laptop,configure the wireless card in your computer/laptop with the router's wirelesssettings ie SSID, plus the WPA or WPA2 encryption key. Then computer/laptopscan communicate with your wireless router.http://www.fixya.com/support/r10267861-network_security_key

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Theencryption key secures your data from unauthorized access. The router's password is a Passphrase or the WEP or WPA orWPA2 encryption key. The Passphrase generates the WEP or WPA or WPA2 encryptionkey and this is in the router's wireless settings. To connect to your wireless router, configure the router'swireless settings ie SSID, plus the WPAor WPA2 encryption key and then configure wireless cards in the laptops and orcomputers with these router's wireless settings. Then the laptops and desktopcomputers can communicate with your wireless router.

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in esence what you do is:

1. go into configuration page (check your router manual or documentation)
2. go into wireless
3. change the defaul SSID (that is the network name or Access point name or your router name)
4. make a note of the SSID you have defined (you needed when setting up your client computer)
5. if you want you can stop broadcasting the SSID (recommeded.. that's why you noted that on previous step
4. set up your encription method (wep, wpa, wpa2).. wp2 is recommeded or wpa if wpa2 is not avaliable or wep if that's the only option as it is better than nothing.
5. configure and note you passphrase/key (you need this to configure your client computer)

this is a good article that will give you some fundaments
http://technicallyeasy.net/2007/07/securing-wireless-network/
and this is a walk through securing a router with an example for a popular linksys router:
http://technicallyeasy.net/2007/09/securing-linksys-wrt54g-wireless-router/
and this is a wlak through securing a router with an example for a polar d-link router:
http://technicallyeasy.net/2007/09/securing-d-link-di-524-wireless-router/

other routers may be different but in esence is the same.

let us know how it went!! good luck!!

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the WPA key, is usually found on the side or the bottom of your wireless router, usually on a pink sticker, with WEP or WPA,
then will have a random numbers and letters, its case sensitive.
other option is login to the router through internet explorer with your routers ip address and under security tab you will find the security key..

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I will give you something to try, but with out more info, (type and model of router, and operating system) it might not work.
When you set up your network (home network wizard) you should have seen an option for WEP (wired equivalent privacy) or WPA (wi-fi protected access), your internet service provider should have supplied you with an encryption key to enter there. (if not ask them for one) you will have to re-setup your network to install this number key. WPA is the better of the two but most older network products do not support it so you might be stuck with WEP.
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Hope this helps, if not let me know with the other info i requested above!

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WEP and WAP mmmmmm.
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What router do you have.
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