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How do I find my WEP key for my router? I lost mine

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You need to log into the router (using a cable) and check under the wifi setup. There will be a section that shows the wep keys and thier slot number. If you can't log on etc, then your other option is to reset the router and set it up again. Resetting it (hold down reset for 15-30 seconds) sets it back to factory defaults so it is just like the first day you got it. You then need to set up your wifi and any other net settings again.

Normally what I do for home setups is to put the logon/ip# and wep on a piece of tape and put that on the bottom of the router.
That lets me look up things or add stuff quickly. Now you may think thats a dumb thing to do but look at it this way, the router is inside your house. If someone is in there and able to look at the bottom of the router you may have a bigger problem than someone getting onto your wifi network.

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I need to get my wep key for my router do you know what it is???


your WEP key is found at the Service Manual of your Router... I you lost it, just try to re-install your router and it will generate a WEP key.

Jul 26, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Where can I find the WEP key on my router? Router security key, router password


Where can I find the WEP key on my router?

If you have a wireless router at home you will need to have a WEP key setup on your router. WEP stands for "Wired Equivalent Privacy" and WEP is a security protocol used to secure wireless networks. When you setup a router for wireless, you normally specify a key(password) so anyone that wishes to join your network has to enter the key. You normally set the WEP key during the router setup phase. You may have set it up and forgot it, or want to reset it. In this article I will go over the steps to find out the WEP key or change it. Your router may use a different security protocol than WEP so don't worry, you still need a KEY in order to access the network.

-On most routers(reference your user manual) you can access the router configuration page by going to the gateway address. The gateway address is the IP address assigned to your router. In a lot of the cases, this address is 192.168.1.1 but depends on your router.
There are a couple of ways to find out this IP address.
-Reference your router manual
-In Microsoft Windows, go to Start > Run and in the run box type "cmd" or "command". A black DOS windows should open. In this window, type "ipconfig /all". Look near the top and you should see a "gateway address" item. This number is the ip address of your router.

Once you know your gateway address, open up your internet browser as if you were going to go to a website. In the URL(address) bar, type the gateway address and hit enter(see image below). A log in box should now show. Again, reference your router manual if you do not know the administrative password. Enter in your password and username.

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Once you log in you now have access to the router settings and you can configure what you please. What we are looking for in this article is the wireless security settings. In the wireless security settings page you should be able to see the password for your wireless network and change it. If you see no password go ahead and set one up.
**You can also look around and modify other settings. You can change the wireless security, give your wireless network a name(SSID field) and even with some routers have built in testing features to test the connection at home.
I would recommend that if your router has a default password for admin/configuration access, that you go ahead and create a new one. The default router passwords are usually very simple and this information can be easily found on the internet by anyone. People who set up home networks tend to leave this as is and it is a security risk.


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-If you can't connect to the router and you know the gateway address, try plugging the computer into the router directly using a Ethernet cable(LAN/patch cable). If you are still having trouble, you can perform a power cycle. Turn off your modem, router and computer. After 10 seconds turn on your modem, after 30 seconds turn on your router and after another 30 seconds turn on your computer. Try to access the router now. This also helps resolve other quirky router issues.
-Make sure all the network cables, phone lines(if using DSL) and coaxial cables(cable/Broadband) are plugged in and secured firmly.

-If you set up a password and username for your routers administrative access and can't remember it, you can reset the username and password back to factory default by performing a factory reset. On most routers this can be achieved by pressing and holding the small reset button on the back of the router for 15 seconds. Please reference router user manual for more information.

I hope this article was informative. Thanks for reading.

Regards,
G33k


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Lost my wep key


Connect Router - Computer ( Wired ) <br /><br />Open Router Setup by typing http://192.168.2.1/ on the address bar of the internet explorer <br /><br />On this Page On the left under wireless click security <br /><br />leave the password blank and click submit <br /><br />You can find your WEP Key here ( the key 1 will be your wep key ) <br /><br />

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Lost my key number


Connect your computer to the router via Ethernet cable. In that way, you will see the WEP key assigned in your Router's GUI/page. You will see it in the Wireless section of the Router. Once you get the WEP key, enter it to the new PC to gain access to the Wireless connection.

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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.

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I lost my wep key


what you can do i log into you router with the admin user go to wireless access settings and you would be able to see your WEP key, or if you want you can change it...!!

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I have a netgear wireless router, I also have a new PS3, I want to access the internet via the PS3 but have lost my WEP key for the router. Whats the easiest way of finding the WEP key Thanks Darren


wep key or router administrative password?
if you have router admin password, you just go to your router settings and reset, delete all WEP key setting
(i assume one that connect to your router is only the PS3)
The setting should be web-based.
connect a pc to your router using LAN/ethernet port.
Access the router (you should know the router
ip address) via IE ex: http://192.168.0.1/
Read your router manual for details.

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I lost the instillation CD and need the wep code


The WEP code is whatever you make it when you set up the wireless connection. If you have lost this key. It is best to use the manual reset located on your wireless router. Will require a small point like a paperclip. Then you will have to access the router and set up the wireless internet over again. Then you can secure it with a new WEP key.
If you need further assistance please ask me.
Thanks,
Lee

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WEP is only for wireless connections. Connect to the router using a cable, enter its admin and see/change the key.

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Hello ffoeg66off, My friend has the same make of router, If you can't find your wep key, are you sure it has one, not all routers have them, mine does, but my friend doesn't. If your Nintendo DS askes for a wep key like mine did, try to find a long conbination of letters and numbers, if it doesn't, you dont need one!

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