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I have forgotten my WEP Key. How do I locate it on my computer

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There are three options:

1 Ask whoever set the network up.
2 Check the router / AP to see if it's written on a sticker.
3 Log into the router / AP and find it.

How to do #3 depends on the router make and model and whether you have a wired device available. If you want help with that, can you please let us know what device you have.

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Hi,

This Utility program will help you locate few details of your network like :

1. SSID ( network name )
2. WEP/WPA Key ( Your network security key )
3. The PC/Laptop IP Address
4. Router IP address
5. Which all Devices are connected to your Router/Network Wireless
6. Which all Network are available nearby your place
7. Let you access the Router Configuration

Click here to Download the HP Network Diagnostic Utility
Download the file on Desktop and Run the program ( Ex. File name = HPNDU.EXE )

Follow the Instructions on the Screen and do accordingly


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It has probably been a while since you set up the security options on your Linksys router, and chances are, you've forgotten or lost the WEP key.
Luckily, you can easily recover this security code when you need it.
A base computer and a printer are required for this task.

Open a Web browser on your base computer.
Navigate to the Linksys setup menu by typing "http://192.168.1.1" into the browser's address bar and pressing "Enter."
This is the router's LAN address.


Locate the "Security" tab near the top of the window.
Clicking on this tab unlocks your WEP code, so to speak the code is now displayed on the screen.

Print this screen by clicking "File" and then "Print" on your browser's toolbar.
Verify that the entire page printed correctly and that no digits are missing from the end of the WEP key.
If any numbers are missing, fill them in.

Type in your WEP key when prompted by the wireless setup screens on other computers in your network.
This will allow the computers to access your local network and the Internet.

Return to the base computer and close out of the Linksys setup screen by clicking the red "X" in the upper right corner of the application window.
http://www.reviewsaurus.com/tips-tricks/recover-lost-wireless-security-key-wepwpa-key/

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I want to add a computer to my wireless secured network but i have forgotten the wep security key i wanted to know if you could give me the key if i give you the serial number of the router please.


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Step 1 : Connect Router - Computer ( Wired)

Step 2 : Open Router Setup by typing http://192.168.2.1 on the address bar of internet explorer

Step 3 : On the Left under wireless Click Security

Step 4 : If it asking for a password leave that blank and click submit

Step 5 : On this Page you can find the WPA/WEP Key ( If it is a bunch of dots then Uncheck "OBSCURE PSK ") if it is WEP Then the key 1 will be your password

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What I guess from your post is that you have forgotten the WEP key and now you want that.
Its not possible to recover the WEP key so easily.
If there is another user using the same wireless and WEP , you can ask him the key.
If you are the lone user then i recomend you to reset the WEP on the wireless router by completely reseting the config.
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Usually, device drivers are available free of cost on the manufacturer's website. So you should check out for drivers of your printer on its manufacturer's support website. Second, if you have forgotten the WEP key for your wireless modem/router, you can get it by going to the wireless settings on your router page. You can contact your modem/router vendor for free assistance on this. If you still fail to get the WEP key and don't mind using your printer through a cable, you can always use a USB connection to connect your printer to your computer.

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Hey you will not be able to locate the WEP key on any computer.
If you have the information saved on the document then you can find that document. otherwise you will not be able to find it on any computer.
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