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Anonymous
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April 22, 2005 10:15:02 PM

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how can i look for the wep key on my desktop? I'm trying to connect with my
laptop but when I setup the wireless I had the wep key option. However I lost
the paper that I wrote it down on and cant access my on network!!!

How can I find the wep key?? Someone help?
Anonymous
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April 23, 2005 12:42:25 AM

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On Fri, 22 Apr 2005 18:15:02 -0700, cm wrote:

> how can i look for the wep key on my desktop? I'm trying to connect with my
> laptop but when I setup the wireless I had the wep key option. However I lost
> the paper that I wrote it down on and cant access my on network!!!
>
> How can I find the wep key?? Someone help?

Reset your router and wireless devices.
Anonymous
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April 23, 2005 5:12:22 AM

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"cm" <cm@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> how can i look for the wep key on my desktop? I'm trying to connect with
> my
> laptop but when I setup the wireless I had the wep key option. However I
> lost
> the paper that I wrote it down on and cant access my on network!!!
>
> How can I find the wep key?? Someone help?

Every router I've used generates and makes a number of WEP keys available in
it's wireless configuration pages, also indicating which of the possible
keys it is using. Why not just log in to your router (from the desktop) and
see which WEP key it's waiting for and plug it into your laptop's setup?
You'll also probably need to note which of the possible KEYS the router is
using, #1 #2 #3 #4 etc and provide that on the laptop as well as the actual
KEY.
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April 23, 2005 8:22:28 PM

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JoeT wrote:
> "cm" <cm@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:48F486AA-A9DF-475A-9074-97BD1089E31E@microsoft.com...
>
>>how can i look for the wep key on my desktop? I'm trying to connect with
>>my
>>laptop but when I setup the wireless I had the wep key option. However I
>>lost
>>the paper that I wrote it down on and cant access my on network!!!
>>
>>How can I find the wep key?? Someone help?
>
>
> Every router I've used generates and makes a number of WEP keys available in
> it's wireless configuration pages, also indicating which of the possible
> keys it is using. Why not just log in to your router (from the desktop) and
> see which WEP key it's waiting for and plug it into your laptop's setup?
> You'll also probably need to note which of the possible KEYS the router is
> using, #1 #2 #3 #4 etc and provide that on the laptop as well as the actual
> KEY.
>
>
>
>
>
Assuming of course he has actual access to the desktop ,
know what I mean ?
Anonymous
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April 23, 2005 8:22:29 PM

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"atec" <atec77@XXXhotmail.com> wrote in message
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> JoeT wrote:
>> "cm" <cm@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:48F486AA-A9DF-475A-9074-97BD1089E31E@microsoft.com...
>>
>>>how can i look for the wep key on my desktop? I'm trying to connect with
>>>my
>>>laptop but when I setup the wireless I had the wep key option. However I
>>>lost
>>>the paper that I wrote it down on and cant access my on network!!!
>>>
>>>How can I find the wep key?? Someone help?
>>
>>
>> Every router I've used generates and makes a number of WEP keys available
>> in it's wireless configuration pages, also indicating which of the
>> possible keys it is using. Why not just log in to your router (from the
>> desktop) and see which WEP key it's waiting for and plug it into your
>> laptop's setup? You'll also probably need to note which of the possible
>> KEYS the router is using, #1 #2 #3 #4 etc and provide that on the laptop
>> as well as the actual KEY.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
> Assuming of course he has actual access to the desktop ,
> know what I mean ?

Naturally :) 

The question does seem "questionable" but reasonable doubt is the OP may
have had set up help from someone more knowledgeable and just doesn't know
how obvious the answer is. On the other hand, if they're trying to hack,
well the answer won't help there.
October 18, 2011 3:20:27 AM

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Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windows.networking.wireless (More info?)

how can i look for the wep key on my desktop? I'm trying to connect with my
laptop but when I setup the wireless I had the wep key option. However I lost
the paper that I wrote it down on and cant access my on network!!!

How can I find the wep key?? Someone help?

a b F Wireless
October 18, 2011 6:40:47 AM


Hello and welcome to Tom's Hardware Forums. You could have started a thread of your own rather than bring one back from the past, or found the answer in the Sticky Post at the top of this sub-Forum. However, the following should help.

Use the cable that came with your router to connect to your computer then go Start then Run in XP - or use the Windows key plus R in Vista and Windows 7, then type in the following into the Open box, including all the spaces:-

cmd /k ipconfig /all

then press Enter and from the black form that shows up, take a note of the numeric code beside the Default Gateway icon - something like 192.168.0.1.

Type exit to close the black form.

Open Internet Explorer and enter that code into the URL address bar as though it was a website. You're then at the login page to the router's settings utility and admin will usually be the login with either admin or password as the password but your router's instruction manual will help you there.

If you're in, seek out Wireless and then Security and take a note of the key. Sometimes it may be a passphrase, some a simple set of letters and others a hexadecimal code. You also may as well note which level of security it is - WEP, WPA or WPA/PSK 2 and then either AES or TKIP. Your computer will already know this but it's handy information to store. Note also that hexadecimal only contains numbers from zero to 9 and letters a to f so there's no confusion of I and O with 1 and 0.

It's adviseable to keep a note of that security key in your Documents folder and also outside the computer.


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