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Can I encrypt my network??

By Hunger_force
Jun 20, 2006
  1. Hi,

    I have a lynksis wi-fi network in my house and I have yet to encrypt it.
    My question is whether or not WEP encryption is possible without the disk that came with the router?
     
  2. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    did you check their website? I'm sure they probably have a copy there.
     
  3. Hunger_force

    Hunger_force TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 72

    Yep, theres nothing there in the way of wep encryption for my router.
     
  4. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,446

    I found this,might help -

    Enabling WEP on Linksys -

    Logon to your routers settings. normally by opening the following web page http://192.168.1.1
    Now click on the "wireless" tab
    Click on the "Wireless Security" sub tab
    In "security mode" select "WEP"
    Leave the "default transmit key" as it is
    Change "WEP Encyrption" to "128 bit"
    In the "Passphrase" enter anything you want. Make it about 8 characters long
    Press "Generate" and you will see Key 1, 2, 3 and 4 now have 26 Digits in each. Congratulations you have now secured your router and gernated your WEP key.

    Interesting link HERE
     
  5. Hunger_force

    Hunger_force TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 72

    Thanks for the help, unfortunaltey like an idot I forgot my password. So I'm going to reset the router : (
     
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