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Hi. Thanks for responding. I did configure it as WEP. So, how do I get the default WEP key?? And....if I do end up having to reset the router, do I need to just start over from the beginning with the installation CD like I did the first time?? I appreciate your help so much!!

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There is no default key it's either automatically being generated through a passphrase or you manually configure a 64bit(10 Hex) or 128bit(26hex) WEP key. the default key or transmit key is usually WEP key 1 by default on all routers.

The answer to your seconds question is Yes, you need to start all over if you reset your router to factory settings, some routers has a setupa wizard built in to its firmware that when you access the IP address of the router it will prompt you to run the wizard or configure the router manually..

Sorry for the late response.

Regards,

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Do you have any hard wired computer which is going online..if yes try the following steps

  1. Open an Internet explorer and type the router IP address which would be either http://192.168.0.1 or http://192.168.1.1 (by default, refer to your product documentation ti determine the default IP address.) in the address bar and press Enter.
    The Login window will be prompting for a Username and Password. The default Username is admin and the default Password is password
  2. Click Wireless Settings under Setup menu.you will find your key..
if not connect your laptop directly to the router with a cable and check if you are able to go online..and the try the steps, if not you have to start over from the begining

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I got a bran new router 2wire and it did not come with the wep key code the sn number is 940919052035


Hi,

WEP key should be created by you. By default, router's wireless network is unsecured meaning there's no password or WEP key setup on it. Please run the disc that came along with the router and on the process of configuring the router setting up a WEP key is part of the process.

Thank you!

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How do we find the WEP key for my WGR614v9


Configuring WEP:
  1. Use an ethernet cable to connect a computer to any one of the four LAN ports of the NETGEAR router.
  2. In a web browser, enter the router's IP address - either http://192.168.0.1 or http://192.168.1.1 by default.
  3. When prompted for a Username and Password, enter the default username and password (admin; password) unless you have already changed it. NETGEAR recommends changing the default password to increase the security of your network.
  4. Select Wireless Settings from the Setup menu in the left-hand navigation bar. n101675_image001.jpg
  5. Under Security Options, select WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy).
  6. From Security Encryption (WEP) > Authentication Type, select Automatic.
  7. From Security Encryption (WEP) > Encryption Strength, select 64-bit or 128-bit. NOTE: You will need to configure your wireless computers with the same setting.
  8. From Security Encryption (WEP) Key, select Key 1 and enter a key.
    • Note: WEP keys are entered in hexadecimal digits, which are any combination of 0-9, A-F.
      • If you selected 64-bit under Security Encryption (WEP) > Encryption Strength, then enter 10 hexadecimal digits for your key.
      • If you selected 128-bit under Security Encryption (WEP) > Encryption Strength, then enter 26 hexadecimal digits for your key.
    • SAVE or KEEP NOTE of these values - they will be required to connect wirelessly to your network.
  9. Click Apply to save the settings.

Feb 21, 2011 | NetGear WGR614 Wireless Router

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Im trying to get my wep key to connect to my p3 but the codes on tthe router doesnt work..how do i get my wep key??


To access the configuration utility, open a web-browser such as Internet Explorer and enter the IP address of the router (192.168.2.1).

Enter the password (admin), the default PWD.. Leave the username blank by default.

If you have change the password to the router type it in , if you do not remember it, you will need to reset the router.

Click on the Wireless tab, then security tab under it. There you will see your WEP key.


If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it and give a testimonial for my response

Thanks, Joe

Feb 19, 2011 | Linksys WRT160N Wireless Router

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How do i find me network key (WEP)


Hi,

Your WEP key can be found by logging into your router's control panel. Depending on your router's make and model, usually you need to open up a browser and type your router's IP address (192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1). You need to login and if you have not yet configured that router, most probably the username is admin and password is blank (dlink). For other routers, use admin as your username or password, or admin as username and "password" is the password. Again this really depends on your router model. Once you are able to login, go to your Wireless Settings and look for something like Setting up your Wireless connection. And all the information regarding your Security keys, WEP key would show there.

Should you need further assistance, just let me know. Thank you for using FixYa.

Dec 10, 2010 | Routers

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How do I obtain my own WEP Key?


Hi Friend,

Please follow the steps:

1.Open router page(192.168.0.1)
2.Enter the username and password.
3.Click Wireless settings.
If you have configure the password you can see it in this section or else you can configure the passwword as mentioned:

Name(SSID)-As per your choice
Region-As per your location
Channel-1
Mode-you can select g only (if u have a G wireless adapter)

Security options
WEP

Security Encryption
Authentication-Automatic
Encryption-64

Security Key
Key1-Type a 10 digit or 10 letters password(like your telephone number)

Click Apply and turn off the router for 30 seconds.

You have a secured network now.

Regards
Chiranjeet

May 23, 2010 | NetGear WGR614 Wireless Router

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Connection is asking for network security pin


Hi,

Network Security pin is the WEP or WPA provided by your service provider, while configuring the Router. Please follow the below steps to get the WEP key.

1. Click Start -> Run -> type "cmd". Click OK. Command prompt screen will popup.
2. In the command prompt type "ipconfig" hit Enter.
3. Please make note of default gateway address (Eg. 192.168.1.1)
4. Open internet browser and type http://<default gateway address> (Eg. http://192.168.1.1)
5. You will be prompted to enter Router login Username and Password. (provided by service provider). Enter the username and password.
6. You will see the Router configuration page, then select the Wireless Tab; there you will see WEP / WPA key.

Thanks n Regards
Rizwan

Jan 28, 2010 | Routers

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Where do I find the WEP key code on my modem model number 2247NWG


the network administrator (whoever configure your router) should have the wep key you're looking for, if you're that person and forgot your wepkey you need to reset your router so you can go back into the router configuration page and reset a new key (and hopefully you'll remember it next time).
here some instructions for your product:

check on page 14 (FAQ) of router's manual
resetting router to default configuration (router's manual)

good luck!

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I need to know my wep key or ssid codes, whats the difference? i need it to set up for my ps3 online


WEP (wired equivalent privacy)

The privacy protocol specified in IEEE 802.11 to provide wireless LAN users protection against casual eavesdropping. WEP refers to the intent to provide a privacy service to wireless LAN users similar to that provided by the physical security inherent in a wired LAN.


When WEP is active in a wireless LAN, each 802.11 packet is encrypted separately with an RC4 cipher stream generated by a 64-bit RC4 key. This key is composed of a 24-bit initialization vector (IV) and a 40-bit WEP key. The encrypted packet is generated with a bitwise exclusive OR (XOR) of the original packet and the RC4 stream. The IV is chosen by the sender and can be changed periodically so every packet won't be encrypted with the same cipher stream. The IV is sent in the clear with each packet. An additional 4-byte Integrity Check Value (ICV) is computed on the original packet and appended to the end. The ICV (be careful not to confuse this with the IV) is also encrypted with the RC4 cipher stream.

WEP has been widely criticized for a number of weaknesses:

Key management and key size
Key management is not specified in the WEP standard; without interoperable key management, keys will tend to be long-lived and of poor quality. Most wireless networks that use WEP have one single WEP key shared between every node on the network. Access points and client stations must be programmed with the same WEP key. Since synchronizing the change of keys is tedious and difficult, keys are seldom changed. Also, the 802.11 standard does not specify any WEP key sizes other than 40 bits. 

The IV is too small

WEP's IV size of 24 bits provides for 16,777,216 different RC4 cipher streams for a given WEP key, for any key size. Remember that the RC4 cipher stream is XOR-ed with the original packet to give the encrypted packet that is transmitted, and the IV is sent in the clear with each packet. The problem is IV reuse. If the RC4 cipher stream for a given IV is found, an attacker can decrypt subsequent packets that were encrypted with the same IV or can forge packets.

Weakness: The ICV algorithm is not appropriate
The WEP ICV is based on CRC-32, an algorithm for detecting noise and common errors in transmission. CRC-32 is an excellent checksum for detecting errors, but an awful choice for a cryptographic hash. Better-designed encryption systems use algorithms such as MD5 or SHA-1 for their ICVs. 

Authentication messages can be easily forged

SSID (Service Set IDentifier)
The SSID (Service Set IDentifier) is a token which identifies an 802.11 (Wi-Fi) network. 


The SSID is a secret key which is set by the network administrator.

You must know the SSID to join an 802.11 network. However, the SSID can be discovered by network sniffing. By default, the SSID is part of the packet header for every packet sent over the WLAN.
SSID Security Issues

The fact that the SSID is a secret key instead of a public key creates a key management problem for the network administrator. Every user of the network must configure the SSID into their system. If the network administrator seeks to lock a user out of the network, the administrator must change the SSID of the network, which will require reconfiguration of the SSID on every network node. Some 802.11 NICs allow you to configure several SSIDs at one time.
Default SSID's

Most 802.11 access point vendors allow the use of an SSID of "any" to enable an 802.11 NIC to connect to any 802.11 network. This is known to work with wireless equipment from Buffalo Technologies, Cisco, D-Link, Enterasys, Intermec, Lucent, and Proxim. Other default SSID's include "tsunami", "101", "RoamAbout Default Network Name", "Default SSID", and "Compaq".
Disabling SSID Broadcasting

Many Wireless Access Point (WAP) vendors have added a configuration option which lets you disable broadcasting of the SSID. This adds little security because it is only able to prevent the SSID from being broadcast with Probe Request and Beacon frames. The SSID must be broadcast with Probe Response frames. In addition, the wireless access cards will broadcast the SSID in their Association and Reassociation frames. Because of this, the SSID cannot be considered a valid security tool.
An SSID by any other name

The SSID is also referred to as the ESSID (Extended Service Set IDentifier).


Airsnort, Aircrack 2.1, Cain & Abel are some of the wireless packet sniffing tools which can decode the authorization key.

Dec 23, 2009 | D-Link ADSL2/2+ Modem/Wireless Router...

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Need to find existing WEP ID, do not want to reset my WEP ID


Flip over your ACTIONTEC and you would see there the default wep key. If you've had it personalized before, you have to open the configuration page of your modem and check for the wep key.

To go to the configuration page, open your internet explorer and type in 192.168.1.1 on the address bar. that is the default address for your actiontec. type in your username and password when prompted. the usual default it ADMIN for username and PASSWORD (lowercase) for password. or you could also try ADMIN (uname)-ADMIN(pword).

click on the wireless settings icon and then click on basic security settings. scroll down on the middle of the page and you will see there your wep key.

if you are unable to open the configuration page because you forgot your username and password, you can reset your modem so that it the uname and password will go back to its factory default settings (admin/password). However, if you are using pppoe connection (authentication using username and password to connect to network) you can lose your connection and you would have to configure your router. so be careful not to press the reset button at the back.

Apr 19, 2009 | Actiontec (5GE583000-01) Router

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Secure my router.


Configuring WEP:
Connect a computer to any one of the four LAN ports of the Belkin wireless router.
Open your web browser and type the router IP address of the router (by default, the address is http://192.168.2.1.) in the address bar and press Enter.
Click Login on the top of the page to login to the router. By default the Password is left blank, click Submit.
Click Security under Wireless menu.

Under Security, Select 64 bit WEP (or 128 bit WEP).
Select Key 1 and enter any 10 hexadecimal digits - any combination of 0-9, A-F (26 digits if you selected 128-bit as the encryption strength). You may also enter a pass phrase and have the router generate a key for you.
Apply the settings. Please write down the key – You will need it later to configure your wireless computers with the same key.

Jun 13, 2008 | Belkin (F5D7230-4) Router (587009)

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