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How can i find the wep to my wirlees network

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July 8, 2011 11:58:13 PM

need help with the wep like i went to like setup my wii and like i need the wep so i can like update it and stuff man
July 9, 2011 12:04:51 AM

oh and i forgot like my wep man
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July 9, 2011 6:09:37 AM


Hey man, like hello and welcome to Tom's Hardware Forums.

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.

Keep a note of that security key in My Documents and also outside the computer.

If you need more help after this thread is inexplicably closed down, feel free to PM me.


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July 9, 2011 6:10:54 AM



You also shouldn't rely on WEP - is just isn't cool man. Use WPA or WPA 2 to make sure no other cat can like hack into your system.


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