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Can't access my encryption key anymore

Recently i noticed i can't connect wirelessly to my router anymore. It says my passkey isn't correct. So when i try to get my manual encryption key through Linksys Easylink Advisor, it doesn't show it anymore. Every section except the password i entered says N/A. and that password doesn't work. I try to change my wireless security through Easylink, but it says my router's not supported!

I'm suspicious of a whole bunch of routers around my neighborhood. i found 3 new ones from my laptop and think maybe someone hacked my settings. any advice? Or at least someone tell me how to completely reset my routers settings.?

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  • Jake Raquel Aug 13, 2008

    ok. the clarify:

    I'm using it currently on a wired connection. (wired = working).

    Tried the linksys config using the default gateway (192.168.1.1) doesn't work at all. says "Failed to Connect".

    Tried ipconfig/all and made sure 192.168.1.1 WAS my gateway.

    NOW for some reason, i can't even get to the "router password" screen from my laptop. says "may be due to timeout or user action".

    I will try to completely reset my router with the 10-second press. But i didn't see an option for WPA security when i first set it up. i know there's vulnerabilities with WEP, because there's tons of tutorials online. Is there a different configuration software than the included Easylink Advisor that works better?

  • Jake Raquel Aug 13, 2008

    here's a few images.

  • Jake Raquel Aug 13, 2008

    More problems: Even after a complete reset, I still can't get to the default linksys admin page. i'm able to ping it, but it never opens. LELA still doesn't recognize my router as a compatible device. The firmware is apparently rolled-back to 7.50.2, so i don't see why there's still a problem. I'd really like some more help on this. I don't want my connection wide open for everyone to steal. (I seem to get connection THROUGHOUT MY WHOLE NEIGHBORHOOD.)

  • Scott Griswold May 11, 2010

    Are you unable to access the router config or just unable to get connected to the router via wireless?
    You should start by directly cabling to the router rather than trying to config via wireless. If you are able to access the router config this way with its IP address, then you should be able to get access to your wireless key. Are you using WPA or WEP? If as you say you have other users in the area, and you were suing WEP, it is possible that your were hacked since WEP is easily hackable. Switch to WPA and use a password at least 10 or 12 characters in length. Give your router a unique name and then hide the SSID. This will keep anyone from easily seeing your router and being nosey.
    If you are unable to gain access with the router connected via hard wire, then your router admin password has been changed. You can reset to factory defaults by pressing and holding the reset button on the back of the router for 30 seconds. You should then be able to access the router via the default IP, username and password.
    IP: 192.168.1.1
    Username: blank
    Password: admin


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Ive got kinda similar problem, bought myself a laptop but cannot get wireless internet on it, assomeone has changed password ansd username on router when setting it up for the previous laptop. now nobody knows what are the passwords etc. i was wondering if i reset my router to set it up all over again, put my own ip in it, would than mean that i have to do exactly the same with th other laptop? i just dont know computers that much and i dont want to mess up my mates laptop/ could you pls help? thank u u can reply to my email pls

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You can try accessing the router setup page or the user interface of it byu typing the http://192.168.1.1 on the address bar of the computer that is wired to the router and working to the internet, of you can also call linksys tech support so you don't need to reset the router because they can tell you how to change and check all the settings on your router this is the number 800-3267114, but if you want to reset the router just press and hold the reset button of it for 10 seconds,,,,

Hope that helps.......

Posted on Aug 13, 2008

  • Mark Gil
    Mark Gil Aug 13, 2008

    Yes, reset it then if you want to enable WPA update the firmware for you to have the security option..

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