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Finding WEP Code

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Cellyron1348, Jul 18, 2006.

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  1. Cellyron1348

    Cellyron1348 Thread Starter

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    Where can I find my WEP code on my laptop? I'v been trying to find the code all day! Please help! Thanks
     
  2. TerryNet

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    In the profile you created for the WEP encrypted wireless network. Most times, however, the code itself is not displayed--just asterisks.
     
  3. Cellyron1348

    Cellyron1348 Thread Starter

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    Is there anyway that I can shut off this WEP code?
     
  4. onsite

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    some network cards if you know the pass phrase that created the WEP key, most do not have that option. You will have to go into the router and look in the \ wireless \ security \ wep ...... or something like that. WEP is a joke , it can be hacked very easily . If you are truly concerned about security you should be using WPA.
     
  5. EasY_TargeT

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    what router do you have? you must have the option to get into its "webpage" ie 192.168.*.1
    It will be under the security option in there, I would recommend not shutting if of, but rather find the password. Shutting it off means that random people can walk by your house and get onto your network. And use it for w/e they please, maybe jsut surfing the net and checking their email, maybe using it to spam a bunch of people and getting your account suspended.

    edit: Onsite, DAM! cables everywhere.
     
  6. onsite

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    how can a wep key be derived from the ip address ?
     
  7. N E Key

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    IP address is to access AP, where most WEP keys will show in clear.
     
  8. DoubleHelix

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    A WEP key cannot be "derived" from an IP address. The WEP key is set up on the router. If you want to find out what it is or change it, you have to log into the router.
     
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    If you are talking to me, no kiding,,, maybe you should read the posts from the begining
     
  10. Cellyron1348

    Cellyron1348 Thread Starter

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    Well what do I do with my IP adress for it to show me the secrity?
     
  11. Cellyron1348

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    I cant find the ip adress's webpage or w/e
     
  12. TerryNet

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    How about describing your network and what it is that you are trying to do.
     
  13. onsite

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    YOU HAVE TO DO WHAT I told you earlier, unplug everything else from the router and plug in the notebook with a cat 5 cable ( not cross over) . reset the router( maybe not, might lose internet settings if DSL, TRY RELEASE AND RENEW FIRST) ( the router might be toast, that could be why you can not connect to it) at your notebook , click , start, then run, type cmd, hit enter
    type msconfig /release
    wait for results
    type msconfig /renew
    make note of the gateway address

    depending on the make of your router , you can access their embeded web browser for configuring the router by typing in the gateway address in the address bar,
    you will need to know the defalt user id and password
    could be admin / password , administrator / password , (blank) / password, (blank) / admin, ....etc
     
  14. Cellyron1348

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    the reason why i want to do this is b/c i want to use my wirless connection with my PSP but since there is a wep code on the router the psp wants me to type it in
     
  15. Cellyron1348

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    that thing with the cmd doesnt work, i went to msconfig and typed in msconfig /release but it says that its not a reconized commnd :/
     
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