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How To Find Wep Key

How To Find Wep Key

If you are having difficulties accessing the internet from your own router or a router somewhere else, you need to have a look and follow these instructions.

In this video, I am going to talk about how to find a WEP key. Now, first of all, what on earth is a WEP key? Well, WEP starts for wireless equivalent privacy, and is a way of securing any networks, wireless computer networks that you want to join. Now, these wireless computer networks are at home or maybe in the office.

What WEP does is that it allows you to make sure that only people who need to, who are supposed to be joining that network are allowed to. In order to join the network, you need to provide a password, which is known as a WEP key. Now, quite often, this WEP key can be found printed on the side of the router.

And that's the case for a lot of consumer routers that you buy that your ISP, Internet Service Provider, will send you. Other times, when you buy a router from a computer store, there will be no WEP key set at all, then you have to set it yourself. On other times, it is a standard WEP key that is the same for all routers of that make.

Really important that you change those keys when you buy them, otherwise you are running the risk of being insecure and everyone else being able to hack into your network. However, what if you happen to be in an office or somebody's house and you want to join their network but you do not know what their WEP key is. How can you find out what it is if it is not printed on the side of the router? Well, here's a way.

What you are going to need is a computer that is already connected to the network. So, here we have a computer that is connected to a wireless network that is here. What you do is visit, you browse to the wireless router.

So here, I have a T-mobile wireless router, and on this router, it will have all the configuration needed for that wireless router to function, how it is connected to the internet, but also, how it secures its network. So one of the key things on here is the WPA pre-shared key, so whenever you see anything that says key or pass phrase in it, you know that is the WEP key you are looking for. And here, simply by clicking on "show password", it reveals what that password is.

So with that password, any other devices, not only computers but also things like phones or tablets, or even printers, will also need this password in order to join the network. One thing to keep in mind is that you need to know the address of this wireless router. And again, that is something that is going to be written down in the installation guide.

Usually, it is a default address, something like 192168.1.1 or something like that.

That is about it. I hope you can get into your network. Good luck.

If you are having difficulties accessing the internet from your own router or a router somewhere else, you need to have a look and follow these instructions.