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how to find wep key

All I want to know is how to find my wep key for the netgear modem. I know it's fairly simple but don't remember how. Dealing with comcast has been like a three stooges episode.

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Re: how to find wep key

On a WGR614v6 you can view the WEP keys by logging in to the router and clicking "Wireless Settings" under "Setup". While you're there, it would be best to change the Security Option from WEP to WPA (WEP has been cracked).

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Re: how to find wep key

Sorry,  How do you log in to the router.

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dbillard99 wrote:

Sorry,  How do you log in to the router.


That depends on the router.  Consult your manual.  Most routers sit listening at http://192.168.0.1 or http://192.168.1.1 (although there are many other possbilities).  When you open the URL in your browser, you will get a prompt to log in, then you provide the userid and/or password configured for your router.  Since you haven't said what router you are using or how it was setup, we really can't be more specific.

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dbillard99 wrote:

Sorry,  How do you log in to the router.


Many Netgear routers respond to the URL http://www.routerlogin.net or .com. The router pre-empts DNS for this pseudo-domain, so even if you don't know the router's LAN address, that URL should work.

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Re: how to find wep key

Nah...

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Iceman1 wrote:

dbillard99 wrote:

Sorry,  How do you log in to the router.


Many Netgear routers respond to the URL http://www.routerlogin.net or .com. The router pre-empts DNS for this pseudo-domain, so even if you don't know the router's LAN address, that URL should work.


Actually, http://www.routerlogin.net does get to the login pop up for my Netgear, thanks for the tip!

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Doesn't work for my Netgear router here... It re-directs to a web page out on the net.

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Re: how to find wep key

It works on most Netgear routers, but not all, I guess.  What happens is the router intercepts and redirects requests for routerlogin.net to the internal router admin site.  It's a trick to help router owners who would have trouble with the question "what is the IP address of your router?".  Unfortunately, there are lot of things that can go wrong with this, always better to use the actual IP address of the router.

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