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I have accessed the http://192.168.1.1 screen successfully, but for Wep information there is no code, just advised it's a 64-bit wep. Any ideas for a next step? Grateful, thanks.

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Normally it goes like this log in 192.168.1.1 run set up and set up internet connection
go to wireless and for wep
select lower hex and you can use your cell or phone number select broadcast you can also change the name of the wireless connection here for something that make sense to you like family name or pet name, when you go to your laptop you will see the name or the network display with a lock on it click to connect and when ask for password insert then you phone number same that you set on the router as security code and wallah you will be able to connect securely and if you have iPhone i touch or any other wireless connection do the same.
good luck
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We are trying to connect our wireless and are having problems first of all we do not know what wlan security setting to put in and then we have know idea what a wpa key is?


All the settings are in your router configuration. Whens etting up your router it will have a wireless setup section, in this section you set the security type;
WEP - (64bit or 128bit) - Wired Equivelant Privacy
WPA - (64bit or 128bit) - Wi-Fi Protected Access

WEP- 64 bit is 10 character numeric key and 128 bit is 20 digit numeric key (eg, 1234567890) WPA- 64 bit and 128bit are a passphrase comprised of anything numeric, symbols or letters (eg, 8taq*1%9)
You set your own WEP or WPA security keys and the best way to do so is to enter into your routers configuration. To do so do one of the following to find the gateway ip address;

Windows XP:
Click Start
Click Run
Type "cmd" without the qoutations and hit enter
A black screen will appear and in there type in "ipconfig" no quotations and hit enter
it will show up looking something like this:
Gateway IP........................192.168.1.1 (Example)
Write down the Gateway Ip Address
Open a browser from a computer connected hardwire into the router and type in that ip address into the browser bar and it will take you to the router configuration page.

Windows 7:
Click start
in the search field type "command" no quotations and hit enter
A black screen will appear and in there type in "ipconfig" no quotations and hit enter
it will show up looking something like this:
Gateway IP........................192.168.1.1 (Example)
Write down the Gateway Ip Address
Open a browser from a computer connected hardwire into the router and type in that ip address into the browser bar and it will take you to the router configuration page.Without knowing what kind of router you have though I cannot help any further as all router setup pages are different.

If you can give me more information on your router I can guide you to a page that will show you how to setup wireless on your specific router. I hope I have been helpful and feel free to comment for further information.

Jul 20, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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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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Asking 8digit network key


Sounds like your wireless network is setup to require a password (it has encryption) most commenly used is WPA, WEP and WPA2, you will have to ask the person who setup the network for the password.

Here is some more information from the NETGEAR site on WEP encryption for a wireless network:

What is WEP Encryption for Wireless Networks? Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) is a security protocol for wireless networks that encrypts transmitted data . It's easy to configure. Without any security your data can be intercepted without difficulty.
However, WEP was an early attempt to secure wireless networks, and better security is now available such as DES, VPN, and WPA. See the Guide to Internet Security to learn about network security.
WEP has three settings: Off (no security), 64-bit (weak security), 128-bit (a bit better security). WEP is not difficult to crack, and using it reduces performance slightly.
If you run a network with only the default security, where WEP is turned off, any of your neighbors can immediately log on to your network and use your Internet connection.
  • For wireless devices to communicate, all of them must use the same WEP setting. (40-bit and 64-bit WEP encryption are the same thing - 40-bit devices can communicate with 64-bit devices.)
While there is no extra performance cost to encrypting the longer key, there is a cost to transmitting the extra data over the network. 128-bit security is not much more difficult than 64-bit to crack, so if you are concerned about performance, consider using 64-bit. If you're very concerned about security, use WPA, which replaces WEP with a protocol that is - given current technology - impossible to crack. There's a good overview in What's New in Security: WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access).
The WEP concept of passphrase is introduced so that you do not have to enter complicated strings for keys by hand. The passphrase you enter is converted into complicated keys. Choose passphrases with the same care you would important passwords.
  • With 128-bit encryption, you need to enter a passphrase to generate each key.
  • All four keys must be specified, because WEP switches between them to make your traffic more difficult to break.
  • All devices within your LAN must use the same passphrases (i.e., the same keys).
WEP is not necessary if you have a gaming console such as PlayStation or Xbox, and there are no other computers on the network.
Read Instructions on how to Configure Wireless Security (WEP/WPA/Access list). Instructions are also included on the User Manuals and Reference Manuals for wireless products (available on the Product page on this site as downloads).

Doc ID: N100684.asp April 7, 2003

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Informed WEP key is a 10 digit number. could 231408&sid nos. & characters be my WEP key?


A WEP key is a security code used on some Wi-Fi networks.A WEP key is a sequence of hexadecimal digits. These digits include the numbers 0-9 and the letters A-F.

The length of a WEP key depends on the type of WEP security (called "encryption") utilized:
  • 40- / 64-bit WEP: 10 digit key
  • 104- / 128-bit WEP: 26 digit key
  • 256-bit WEP: 58 digit key
WEP keys are chosen by a network administrator, it would have been provided by the Internet Service providers, Hence it can't be as what you stated.

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I changed from 64 bit to 128 bit back to 64 bit in 1 hr. It was an accident, and now my laptops will not recognize my router. My cable company has tried everything over the phone.We have changed the...


When you changed the WEP encryption from 64 bit to a stronger 128 bit encryption the encryption code gets changed and when you changes it back to 64 bit the new 64 bit encryption code will be different to the old 64 bit encryption code, that is why your laptops cannot connect to the router. The laptop wireless card needs to be configured with the new 64 bit encryption code before it can connect to the wireless router.
I suggest you configure the wireless router with WPA or WPA2 encryption, this is a much stronger encryption method than the old WEP encryption.
To secure your wireless network from unauthorized access, please click on this link and follow my instructions :-
http://www.fixya.com/support/r3559128-wireless_router_security

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Setting secured wireless connection


You can enable WEP on your router.

In the address bar of your browser, type 192.168.0.1 to access the setup page of the Dlink router.

By default the username is admin and leave the password blank.

On the Setup page, go to Wireless.

Security Mode should be WEP then click Next.

You can change the WEP KEY 1. Make sure you remember this because you will need to enter this on your wireless computer.

Save the settings.

I hope this helps!

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Where do I find my WEP key


To access the web-based utility, launch the web browser on
your computer (INTERNET EXPLORER), and enter the Router’s default IP address, 192.168.1.1, in the Address field/bar. Then, press Enter. A password request screen will appear. Leave the User name field blank then default password admin. (You can set a new password from the Administration tab’s Management screen.) Click OK to continue.
The Internet Setup section configures the Router to your Internet connection. Most of this information can be obtained through your ISP/ your internet provider. Internet Connection Type Select the type of Internet connection your ISP provides from the drop-down menu. By default, the Router’s Internet Connection Type is set to Automatic Configuration - DHCP, which should be kept only if your ISP supports DHCP or you are connecting through a dynamic IP address. 68be046.jpg IMPORTANT: If you are using WEP encryption, always remember that each device in your wireless network MUST use the same WEP your wireless network will not function properly.
WEP Encryption Select a level of WEP encryption, 64 bits
10 hex digits or 128 bits 26 hex digits. The default is
64 bits 10 hex digits.
Passphrase Enter a Passphrase to automatically generate WEP keys. Then click Generate.
Key 1-4 If you did not enter a Passphrase, enter the WEP key(s) manually.
Click Save Settings to apply your change

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How do I get my WEP Key for my LINKSYS ROUTER


To access the web-based utility, launch the web browser on
your computer (INTERNET EXPLORER), and enter the Router’s default IP address, 192.168.1.1, in the Address field/bar. Then, press Enter. A password request screen will appear. Leave the User name field blank then default password admin. (You can set a new password from the Administration tab’s Management screen.) Click OK to continue.
The Internet Setup section configures the Router to your Internet connection. Most of this information can be obtained through your ISP/ your internet provider. Internet Connection Type Select the type of Internet connection your ISP provides from the drop-down menu. By default, the Router’s Internet Connection Type is set to Automatic Configuration - DHCP, which should be kept only if your ISP supports DHCP or you are connecting through a dynamic IP address. 68be046.jpg IMPORTANT: If you are using WEP encryption, always remember that each device in your wireless network MUST use the same WEP your wireless network will not function properly.
WEP Encryption Select a level of WEP encryption, 64 bits
10 hex digits or 128 bits 26 hex digits. The default is
64 bits 10 hex digits.
Passphrase Enter a Passphrase to automatically generate WEP keys. Then click Generate.
Key 1-4 If you did not enter a Passphrase, enter the WEP key(s) manually.
Click Save Settings to apply your chang

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How do I find out my wep key


Looks like you will have to login to the router from the other computer to find the key.
Usually, the address to the router admin screens is one of the following:
192.168.0.1 Linksys
192.168.1.1 NetGear
192.168.10.100 Motorola
Generally 192.168.1.1 will work for most.
Default Login:
Login = admin
Password = password (default - if this doesn't work, then you will need to find it or initialize the router)
Go to the WEP security Screen
NetGear EXAMPLE:
Security Encryption (WEP)
Authentication Type *Automatic*
Encryption Strength *64bit* (64 bit is sufficient - the network overhead is less than 128 bit)
Security Encryption (WEP) Key (The active key below is marked with *)
Passphrase *Blank*
Key 1 abcdabcdab (64 bit examples = 10 hex digits 128 bit will be longer string)
Key 2 dcbadcbadc
Key 3 123456789a
Key 4 *Blank*
Click logout when finished

LinkSys Example:

Wireless Network Menu
Wireless Network Mode Mixed
Wireless Network Name (SSID) MyWireless
Wireless Channel 7 - 2.442 GHZ
Wireless SSID Broadcast Enable
Wireless Security
Security Mode WEP
Default Transmit Key 1 (This is the active key)
WEP Encryption 64 bits (or 128 bits)
Passphrase
Key 1 abcdabcdab
Key 2 dcbadcbadc
Key 3 123456789a
Key 4
There is no logout for the LinkSys. Just disconnect

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Encryption


The Access Point determines encryption. This is because the access point provides the path into the network. In infrastructure mode (all computers communicate through the access point) the AP is configured for 64- or 128-bit encryption. In 64-bit, WEP key 1 through 4 must be selected. In 128-bit, there is only one WEP key. The client computers must now be configured to the same WEP settings in order to connect to the network. If the WEP settings on a client are not correct, the client will show that it is connected to an access point, but no data can be exchanged, i.e.. no Internet browsing is possible, etc. 802.11b Ad-hoc differs only in that each computer must use identical WEP settings. There is no AP in the system to drive the WEP.

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