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What is a wep key or how do i find the network key on my belkin router to connect to internet

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A wep key is used in some wifi network, actually it is a security code. It allows group of network devices on a local network to exchange messages with each other while hiding the contents from easy viewing by outsiders.

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Can't find WEP key for my Belkin router


The WEP key is in the router's wireless setting.
Connect a LAN cable from Belkin to your laptop/computer's LAN port, open a browser on your laptop/computer and enter the Belkin's configuration URL. http://192.168.2.1
The default PW = blank (just press Enter) You can now change the default admin password.
You can now configure the wireless settings to protect your wireless network and Internet from unauthorized access. Now configure the wireless card in your computer/laptop with the router's wireless settings. 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

Jan 01, 2013 | Computers & Internet

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Wanna know how to secure my belkin wireless G router.


Setting the router's administrator password

All Belkin Router's ship without an admin password. If you require an admin password then follow the below instructions.

Setup steps:

  1. Connect the computer to one of the four LAN ports on the router.
  2. Open a web browser on the computer.
  3. In the address bar of the web browser, type http://192.168.2.1
  4. Click Login in the upper right-hand corner of the page. The router does not ship with a password, so just click Submit.
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  5. Click on System Settings under Utilities on the left-hand side of the opened page.
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  6. You will see a feature called, "Administrator Password". Type in your current password (default leave blank).
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  7. Click "Apply Changes". Your new password is now active.

Note: Do not forget the new password and keep it somewhere safe. If you forget your password, you'll be unable to access your router's settings. If you forget or lose your password, you'll need to "Perform a hardware reset on the router". This will reset the password to its default, as well as erase any and all other settings you may have changed



Configure Wireless Security on Belkin Router - Enable WPA and WEP Why should we setup wireless Security on Belkin Wireless Router ?

After configuring your Belkin router you should secure your wireless network using proper wireless encryption. It can keep wireless hackers away from your wireless network and the unwanted sharing of your Internet connection. In order to know how to login and configure your Belkin wireless router click on the link below.

How to Setup Belkin Wireless Router

Setup Wireless Security in Belkin Wireless Router

Now I hope you just followed the steps mentioned in the above link and log in to your Belkin Wireless Router. In order to enable wireless security on your Belkin router click on Security Under wireless. ( Security tab present on the left side of Belkin configuration page).




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You can select either WEP or WPA to secure your Belkin Wireless network. To know more about WPA and WEP click on the link below.

Which is better WEP or WPA on your Wireless network


Enable WEP in Belkin Wireless Router


To select WEP for your Belkin wireless network ,click on security mode drop menu and select WEP. WEP is of two kinds WEP 64 bit encryption and WEP 128 bit wireless encryption. You can type your PassPhrase and generate instant wireless key for your Belkin wireless network.

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After generating the wireless key, you should save settings by click on Apply changes. Now onwards to login to your Belkin wireless network, you need this wireless key.

Enable WPA in Belkin Wireless Router

WPA is more secure than WEP. To enable WPA on your Belkin router, select WPA from security mode drop down menu.

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You should enter a pre-shared key to enable WPA security on your Router. Don't forget to save this WPA settings.

Aug 28, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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I am trying to connect my archos device to my belking 54g wireless router for internet access. the archos is asking for a windows wep key and hexidecimal wep key. where can i find these?


The windows wep key is something that is normally set up when you configure your router. It is something you yourself add when you want to encrypt your network. Here is a good guide for doing that:
http://www.tekstenuitleg.net/en/articles/networking/wireless-security-guide/configure-wep.html

Note that there are different levels of encryption you can use. Wep is only one of them.

Jun 23, 2011 | Belkin Computers & Internet

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Unable to find WEP Key


The WEP encryption key (network key) is in your wireless router, without this key the wireless router won't allow the computer or laptop to connect to this wireless router.
I recommend you use WPA or WPA2 encryption, it is much stronger than WEP.
The WEP, WPA, WPA2 encryption key is in your router's wireless settings. Log into your router and got to the wireless settings, you will need to get the SSID and the encryption key. Then go to your computer or laptop's wireless card and configure it with the router's SSID and encryption key, so it will then connect to the wireless router and the Internet.

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
.

Jan 04, 2011 | Belkin F5D7234-4 Router

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Install router in to clearwire home box


If it is a wireless router with a Cable connection, first check the back of the router and find the "YELLOW" or In Port and run a cat 5 cable from the back of your cable modem to the "IN" port on the router. Next power the router up and provided you already have a wireless card in your computer, belkin usually is a browser based interface located at 192.162.2.1, Netgear routers most always are www.routerlogin.com.

Once into the interface it's not too difficult to set your paramaters, wep key and network name. Once you've named your network say MYHOMENETWORK or something like that your computer should be able to find and access the router and internet connection by you providing the same wep key as you entered while setting up the router an example of a wep key would be f9dbbb9462. Use the identical key when connection from your computer to the router.

Jul 22, 2010 | Belkin (F5D7230-4) Router (587009)

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Unable to encrypt router


you have to check if you have the wep key enabled. when you put in the wep key, it should also be enabled so that your wireless network should say security-enabled wireless network. make sure to disconnect and connect again on your network after changing the settings to refresh your connection. hope this helps.

Jun 04, 2009 | Belkin (F5D5231-4) Router

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Need network key for router g54


the network key is called a WEP password which is located on the botom of you router.

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Connecting PS3 via Belkin router to internet, wirelessly


I HV COMCAST AND THE BELKIN ROUTER AND I WANTED TO NO HOW CAN I CONNECT MY PS3 TO THE ROUTER.

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