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Wep Key question

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Boothbay, Sep 30, 2008.

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  1. Boothbay

    Boothbay Thread Starter

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    As i try tweaking my internet wireless connection, I am finally asked for a wep key entry. I do see Wep key 1, upwards in the list, but they are not asking for that one...could someone tell me what number they are talking about and how to retrieve it so i can enter it.? thanks
     
  2. TerryNet

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    I have no idea what you mean by "try tweaking my internet wireless connection" but the WEP key entry would be the WEP key used for the wireless network to which you are trying to connect. You retrieve it by looking at what is set in the router (if it shows), resetting it, or asking the network adminstrator.
     
  3. Boothbay

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    Tweaking is my word for trying to make a connection between my desktop and laptop wirelessly work, which so far I am not able to do, such as my original post said..."what is the wep key and how do i find it?"
     
  4. JohnWill

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    When you configure the router, you put a key in the #1 slot, leave the others blank. You use the same key for ALL the connecting workstations.

    Personally, I recommend WPA-PSK, much more secure.
     
  5. TerryNet

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    Infrastructure (with a router) or ad-hoc (computer to computer w/o router)? Either way get it working without security first, and then add encryption.
     
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