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My son went to youtube and found a video on how to change WPA to WEP. Now my network is not working on my printer and laptop

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Must RECONFIGURE each wireless device to MATCH new settings (WPA vs WEP)

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You need to reconfigure your printer and laptop to WEP but I don't recommend it as WEP is terrible and easy to crack.
connect to your router via cat 5
open internet explorer and browse to http://192.168.1.1
login with the default login is blank. pass is admin.
go to wireless and to wireless security.
change it back to WPA personal.
change the passphase for the wireless password.
use the new passphase you created and tell your printer/laptop to join your wireless network
you may want to change your wireless password too so your son won't reconfigure your router again.
do this by going to administration and change the password there.

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  • carpengo Apr 04, 2011

    Well, my network name is gone, my original password is gone. My laptop and printer can't get connected. It is WPA but still no connection. My son was following a youtube video and changed everything from WPA to WEP for his DS devise. Now my home network is down. Only my desktop is working with ethernet connection.

  • laptopbonker Apr 04, 2011

    Laptop and printer CANNOT connect due to resetting your network. Network name by default for Linksys IS Linksys and security is Open. Need to reset each device (laptop & printer) to connect to open network. Once you KNOW you can connect each device, then you can change security settings to a level that ALL devices can communicate.

  • Tony Apr 04, 2011

    Ok well you need to reset your linksys router first by holding the reset button in the back of the router.
    this will reset it to factory settings. hold the reset button for 30 seconds when you power it on!

    the default login/pass will be blank and password is admin.

    click on wireless. change your ssid to something appropriate for your wireless network like lastnamewifi or something beside linksys so you know it is your wifi network.

    click on wireless security like i instructed and choose WPA personal.

    for passphase this is where you'll setup the password for your wireless.

    you will need to reconnect all other wireless device to your new wireless network name along with the new passphase you created.

    tell your SON that his DS will not work over wifi. if he wants wifi then he will need to ebay it and buy a newer model that supports WPA.

    if you go WEP then you run the risk of a insecured network

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