How to Find a WEP Key in Netgear

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How to Find a WEP Key in Netgear
A WEP key will keep your network protected from others trying gain internet service for free. (wlan router 02 image by pmphoto from

If you are running a secured wireless network in your home, chances are you have a WEP or WPA key to password protect it. These keys typically consist of randomly generated numbers and/or letters unique to your network. If you forget the WEP key you can retrieve it, as well as other network information, from the administrator's computer.

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  1. 1

    Open your Web browser on the computer to which the Netgear router is connected.

  2. 2

    In the URL (Web address) box at the top type "" and press "Enter."

  3. 3

    Enter the network SSID (admin name) and admin password when prompted. If you did not set these, the default is "admin" for the administrator name and "password" for the administrator password.

  4. 4

    Open your "Wireless Settings."

  5. 5

    View your WEP key under "Security Encryption (WEP) Key."

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