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June 16, 2010 6:02:33 PM

Hello,
I lost my WEP key to connect on a new laptop
No idea what to do

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June 16, 2010 6:42:57 PM

Netty said:
Hello,
I lost my WEP key to connect on a new laptop
No idea what to do


Use the numbers you put in your thread title but with stops in between so it looks like this 192.168.1.1 and enter that in teh address bar of Internet Explorer. You gives you access to the router's login page. Try admin as the login name and password or admin as the password and look in the Wireless section for the key.


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October 18, 2011 6:10:23 PM

Netty said:
Hello,
I lost my WEP key to connect on a new laptop
No idea what to do

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October 18, 2011 6:12:26 PM


Hello and welcome to Tom's Hardware Forums.

Connect your router to the computer with the cable that came with the router then go Start then Run in XP - Windows key plus R in Vista and Windows 7 - then type in the following, 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.

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 best to keep a note of that security key in your Documents folder and also outside the computer.


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