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Solved: Unable to find the WEP key on my home modem (which could nullify any extra cost).

Discussion in 'Networking' started by general_beeswax, Sep 9, 2006.

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  1. general_beeswax

    general_beeswax Thread Starter

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    Today, I bought a new Sony Vaio laptop and a wireless router. Upon returning home, I discovered that my 2WIRE modem already functions as a wireless router, but I need a WEP key to access the network. I'm not sure where to look to find this key, and I would appreciate any help. Finding this key would mean a refund on the sixty dollar router and would be greatly benificial.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. wacor

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    well i am not the best at network problems but i do believe a Wep Key is about the same as a password. I am assuming when you try to get online with the laptop that it is calling for the wep key?

    Are you saying your modem is a dual modem/router?

    If so you will need to find out how to get into its configuration.
     
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  4. general_beeswax

    general_beeswax Thread Starter

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    Yeah, the modem I already had at home was an external modem we received when we purchased our DSL package. And yes, when I try to connect to the wireless on my laptop, it's asking for a "network key (also called a WEP key or WPA key)". I'm not sure how to reconfigure the modem/router so I can find this WEP key.
     
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    general_beeswax Thread Starter

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    Whoa! That worked perfectly. Thank you.

    I feel a little foolish now.
     
  6. wacor

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    i would check the above site for support for answers.

    you could also try typing in admin when the laptop asks for the wep key. some router makers use thatn as a default.

    it is possible that your ISP also put in a Wep Key and you might call them for help

    There are ways to reset everything to default but i am not comfortable telling you how to do that because i would not want to risk it doing something that would disable the working computer.
     
  7. extrados

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    2Wire Tip for anyone searching for answers in the future:

    By default, 2Wire HomePortals have a network name of 2WIRExxx (xxx=the last 3 numbers of the serial number) and use the number in brackets [] below the serial number as the WEP key.

    To change this information (64/128-bit WEP, WPA, etc) simply go to http://gateway.2wire.net > Home Network > Wireless Settings.

    extrados
     
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    You can mark your own threads solved using the thread tools at the upper right of the screen.
     
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