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A WEP key is a security code generated in your wireless router.
You need this code in order to connect to your security enabled, wireless network.
If you log into your router you should be able to find it in the wireless security settings.
It can be a word, phrase, or a bunch of random characters.

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If you have lost your wep key you can press and hold the reset button for 5 seconds and then you can access the router and reset it.

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Connect the ethernet cable from your router to your computer. (basically don't use wireless)

Go to Start -> Run -> Type "cmd" (no quotes)

A black box should then appear, type "ipconfig" (again don't use quotes). You should then see something where it says Default IP.

Most likely 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1. It does not matter if it's different. Go to Internet Explorer type the Default IP into Internet Explorer address bar http://192.168.0.1

It will most likely prompt you for a username / password - If you do not know the username nor password - try looking it up your router in the list on this website http://www.anameless.com/blog/default-passwords.html and use the username/password they suggest.

If that doesn't work - Unplug your router's power cord, and press the reset switch found on the back of the router. Leave unplugged for a few minutes, then try logging into the Default IP address again.. http://192.168.0.1 with the username/password that is suggested at the site above.

Once logged in you can change or Lookup the WEP key. Source(s): http://www.anameless.com/blog/default-passwords.html

Posted on Mar 26, 2011

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