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IP Addresses are usually assigned. You shouldn't need to find your gaming hardware's IP Address to do any gaming whatsoever. This is a simple problem that can become very complicated without the proper permissions.
The WEP key is exactly the same as the one you put into your computer in order to use the internet. Without this key you'll have to reconfigure your modem/router...which is a process many people DON'T want to repeat. The most important thing to do when configuring keys and pass codes is to write them down and/or print them out and store them in a safe location.
I can't give you details on how to attain or recreate this key because I don't have enough information regarding your hardware, gaming system, or internet service. What you must do in order to engineer a fix for this is use your best friends...Google and your modem/router's instruction manual(s).
In the instruction manual(s) you'll be able to find the address to your equipment and instructions for proper reconfiguring. With Google you can find the information if you've thrown your packaging away (VERY bad idea!!!). You should be able to do this by searching "how to reconfigure [your modem model here]." Follow all instructions, WRITE DOWN YOUR KEY, then enter your gaming system's Network Connection/Setup options.
I have a PS3. I would enter Settings > Network Connections. From this point I would select either a wired or wireless connection, choose the easy setup option so it will auto-detect everything, match the security types, then enter the key I wrote down earlier. From your computer you had to create the key yourself when you reconfigured your modem/router.
I hope this is useful and not to confusing. If you didn't set up the connection you'll need to speak with the person who did for the key to your internet.
Posted on Oct 16, 2010
In order to fix this I need some more info. What type of Router do you have? Is it your network or does it belong to someone else.
A little background. WEP is a method to secure computer networks. It requires a password (so to speak) to connect to a router. When the router was installed a Key was chosen and entered on the router and then the computers connecting to it wirelessly.
If you own the network and know the key it is easy. Just enter the Key in your network configuration on your PS3 or Xbox . If not you need to do more steps and while not difficult need to be thought through.
All Routers have a reset switch that restores it to its factory default (without a WEP) but this will prevent all your other devices (including the computer you are using) from connecting to the router if they were configured for WEP.
If you are going to continue I can give detailed instructions if you can tell me the router model
Posted on Oct 16, 2010
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