Posts: 1
Registered: ‎09-12-2007
I've had a linksys system for three years now and it works great. I also have a PSP but i don't know to find my WEP key. Can you help?
Posts: 25
Registered: ‎06-13-2007


How do I set up WEP on a Linksys router?


Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) is a 64-bit key with 10 hexadecimal digits or a 128-bit WEP key with 26 hexadecimal digits. This encryption will prevent other users from connecting to a wireless network using your own WEP key. It will also protect your wireless transmissions/communications from being accessed or received by other users.

To setup WEP Wireless Security on your Linksys Router follow the steps below:

Setting-Up the Wireless Router to Use WEP

Step 1:
Access the router’s web-based setup page. For instructions, click here.

Step 2:
When the router’s web-based setup page appears, click Wireless then click Wireless Security

Step 3:
Select WEP under Security Mode.

Step 4:
Select any number on the Default Transmit Key field to determine which key you’ll be using. In this example, we selected number one.

Step 5:
Select 64 bits on WEP Encryption.

Step 6:
Type a wireless network password of your choice such as “MySecretKey,” then click Generate.

NOTE: You should come up with a password that is unique for your network and is a combination of numbers and letters up to 16 characters.

Step 7:
The result will be a string of random characters. Copy the resulting string since this will be the key to your wireless network.

NOTE: Do not give this key to anyone. This will be your wireless network’s key.

Posts: 25
Registered: ‎06-13-2007


If the Key is 128 bits than take a note of the Key1 box
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎10-13-2007


This is great information.  I have a few followup questions:
Do you have to fill in each of the WEP keys? 
If you do, does each wireless user get his or her own key?
If you only have one key, can several users share it?
Basically, I will probably have up to 3 wireless laptops using it at a time.
Background:  I'm using the WRT54G and have upgraded the firmware.
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