How do you find out your Router's WEP Key?

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  • kissthestick 20 May 2007 08:48:30 1,003 posts
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    Checked my Network Connections windows TAB but i dont see it, only the IP address and Subnet Mask
  • Nasty 20 May 2007 08:55:46 4,748 posts
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    Usually on a sticker on the bottom of it.

    This could be handy is its not.

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/05/15/wep_crack_interview/
  • MrTomFTW Moderator 20 May 2007 09:38:15 39,768 posts
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    Could you not go into the router configuration and have a look or even change it?

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  • Lave 20 May 2007 09:43:04 300 posts
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    since the WEP key is the password needed to access your router, there is no (easy) way to check it from "outside".

    I have a wireless router, and in order to change the WEP key I need to either log on to the router and change the WEP from the settings there (then you need to know the IP-adress to the router AND the admin password), OR reset the router (done by pushing a small button on the router itself, and connect to it with a wire).

    not sure if that is the same for all routers tho. I have a dynalinc (or what's it called..)
  • Kilters 20 May 2007 11:29:35 579 posts
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    Download this

    Use it on a computer that has the wep key. Under the secrets tab (I think) it should list your wep key. Worked for me.

    Edited by Kilters at 11:30:06 20-05-2007
  • Nasty 20 May 2007 13:32:31 4,748 posts
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    If you are actually connected to the router normally you can go to http://192.168.0.1 or http://192.168.1.1 to see its admin pages depending on the subnet.
  • Sian 1 Nov 2008 13:45:44 1 posts
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    I've got a talk talk wireless router and I can't seem to find the WEP key for that, I've tried typing in the IP adress into the http box and whenever I type in my username and password or just 'admin' in the password box it keeps coming up with 'Protected Object
    This object on the RomPager server is protected'... I've also tried downloading some software but that didn't work either... please help I'm such a noob.
  • Khanivor 1 Nov 2008 17:37:54 41,262 posts
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    Press the reset button on the router, (you may need to hold it down for 30 seconds or so). This will clear all settings and allow you to log into it using the default username and password, which should be printed on the bottom of it.
  • Red-Moose 1 Nov 2008 17:46:40 5,345 posts
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    Use kismet or else just reset the key (by pluggin in a LAN cable and just connecting directly) to something else and stop using WEP, you might as well not use encryption at all if you are using that.
  • retellect 25 Jan 2010 14:39:20 1 posts
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    I don't know if this would help but here goes: http://hubpages.com/hub/How-to-find-a-wep-key
  • hardtech 25 Jan 2010 14:42:04 921 posts
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    Monster Bump \o/
  • President_Weasel 25 Jan 2010 14:44:38 9,663 posts
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    I like Monster Munch, never heard of this Monster Bump though, is it a rip off snack?
  • hardtech 25 Jan 2010 14:46:09 921 posts
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    I would say its more like a dance move.
  • President_Weasel 25 Jan 2010 14:54:04 9,663 posts
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    Wasn't that the Monster Mash
  • DFawkes 25 Jan 2010 14:59:56 24,056 posts
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    Monster Bump: The act of bumping a popular actress from a 9-10/10 on the attractiveness scale down to a 3-4/10, by way off applying heavy make-up to render their appearance close to that of a known serial killer.

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  • hardtech 25 Jan 2010 15:01:16 921 posts
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    Either way, its completely innecesary and highly innappropriate which was the point that needed to be addressed.
  • President_Weasel 25 Jan 2010 15:13:39 9,663 posts
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    No way hardtech, I'm sure she got at least an oscar nomination for that role.
  • hardtech 25 Jan 2010 16:48:50 921 posts
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    Wasn't she played by Nolan North? I mean he is every where at the moment.
  • Deleted user 20 October 2014 07:20:44
    http://www.howtofixanything.co.uk/howto-173.html

    Why do they make PC's such a pain in the arse?
    My router has a Pass word, but it is no good with my Wireless USB device, as the software that comes with it requires a WEP key with a choice of Key Format (Hexadecimal or ASCII).

    Finding the WEP key is on par with finding diamonds.

    Edited by takosuke at 07:22:15 20-10-2014
  • dominalien 20 Oct 2014 07:26:57 7,065 posts
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    Only diamonds are still good while WEP really isn't.

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  • dfunked 20 Oct 2014 07:51:09 653 posts
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    WEP?... What is this? 2007?!

    I'd say any recent router will require a WPA-PSK, not a WEP key. If not you should REALLY look into changing that!

    Any recent router should also have a WPS feature, just press the WPS button on your router and then press the WPS button on your device and it should just connect without a password.
    Most ISPs print the default password on the bottom of the router or with the documentation it came with, so check there first of all.

    Or if you can already connect to the router, reset the PSK to something you might actually be able to remember
  • MrTomFTW Moderator 20 Oct 2014 08:33:32 39,768 posts
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    @takosuke Your "Wireless USB device" is shit. The solution is to throw it in the nearest bin and get one that isn't from 10 years ago.

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  • DFawkes 20 Oct 2014 09:46:22 24,056 posts
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    You might be able to find other drivers for it too. I had an old USB thing that someone released hacked drivers for that updated it to be not as terrible. Heck, might even be the same one you have Takosuke. Which sort of adapter is it?

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  • dfunked 20 Oct 2014 10:18:03 653 posts
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    Just pick up a new one tbh.. You can get them for less than a tenner
  • Deleted user 20 October 2014 10:54:37
    Just telephoned TalkTalk. After a 20min call, involving all kinds of questions, they guy on the phoned ended up not knowing what a WEP key was?

    Edited by takosuke at 10:56:05 20-10-2014
  • Deleted user 20 October 2014 10:58:03
    DFawkes wrote:
    You might be able to find other drivers for it too. I had an old USB thing that someone released hacked drivers for that updated it to be not as terrible. Heck, might even be the same one you have Takosuke. Which sort of adapter is it?
    TL-WN422G

    Edited by takosuke at 11:03:54 20-10-2014
  • dominalien 20 Oct 2014 11:00:42 7,065 posts
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    Are you sure? Try typing it onto google.

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  • Deleted user 20 October 2014 11:05:16
    http://www.tp-link.com
  • dominalien 20 Oct 2014 11:09:15 7,065 posts
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    TP Link says it supports WPA/2 with both TKIP and AES. Are you sure WEP is the only option in the driver's config?

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