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Setting up a WEP key

By matt9801
Sep 13, 2009
  1. Ok my main router is a wired Linksys BEFSR41 and i have that router sending an ethernet cable upstairs to the wireless router in my room. When i try to access the router the only one I get is the wired one which does not have a wireless menu in order to make a wep key.

    Even though I can only access the wired router and not add a WEP key my wireless router is still accessible via wireless. Now I was wondering if there is a way to add a WEP key to my router.
     
  2. strategic

    strategic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,274

    Do you have an overlap in IP addresses with both routers? Personally, I would go with something like the following which handles both wired/wireless networks and will save you from headaches in the future. Linksys Router
    I have this setup at home and works great (only mine is wireless-G-, which I'm not too concerned since I don't use wireless too often.
     
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,446   +324

    disconnect the two router from each other, then WIRE a connection to the wireless
    and go through the WiFi setup. DISABLE the DHCP service on the WiFi Router.

    now recable like this:
    Code:
    modem---(wan)router1(lan)-----(lan)BEFSR41
    leaving the BEFSR41-WAN port empty.
     
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