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For some reason the wireless connection wizard is asking me for a WPA or WEP so that i can access my wireless connection. But I never had one to begin with, it has always been an open access network. What do i do?

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Your first step is to log in the routers' settings page with your browser (192.168.1.1), go at the wireless network - security settings and check if your wi-fi is open (without password) or password protected. In case it's password protected you can see the password and use the same password for connecting at the wi-fi network. I don't suggest using an unprotected wi-fi because not only everyone can use your internet access but everyone can see your own files at your computers.

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SSID is the name of the wireless network you want to connect to.
WPA and WEP are forms of encryption/security for the wireless network. Basically it's the password to get onto the wireless network.

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Two methods to solve your problem:
Method 1:
(1) Using your currently connected and working computers, access the wireless router security page at 192.168.1.1 (page 8 of 44 from the WRT54G2 manual), default password "admin" (page 7 of 44 from the WRT54G2 manual)
PDF file of the Linksys/Cisco Wireless-G Broadband Router User Guide:
http://belkashop.com.ua/products_files/WRT54G2_V10_EN.pdf
You'll need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view/print this file - free from www.adobe.com
(2) get the WEP or WPA password, and enter it into the wireless LAN (WLAN) settings on your 2 additional computers.

Method 2:
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1. Open the browser(Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox).
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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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