What is wireless network key WEP / WPA / WPA2?
The WEP / WPA key is nothing but a password for your wireless network. If you keep it open or unsecured then any one can connect. They can use your Internet service for Free.
To avoid this, you should enable security on your wireless network. Many routers come with unsecured factory default settings. When you set up your router at the very first time, you run the installation CD. While running the Disc, you can enable the security on your WiFi and no one will be able to join your Wi-Fi without security password.
What are the Types of wireless security ?
WEP : Wired Equivalent Privacy . This is a type of security and it is supported by almost all the operating systems. Low security level but still used by many users. WEP security settings may reduce the speed of your wireless network.
WPA / WPA2 : Wi-Fi Protected access. This one is higher level of security as compared to WEP. This security type is not supported by some of the old operating systems like Winows 98 , Windows ME and Windows XP SP1. If you do not have old operating system on your computers or laptops, then I will suggest you to go for WPA or WPA2 security settings.
When you get the router, you simply ran the CD. You follow the instructions of the CD. You don’t know what you are doing and how you are doing. But you put the password and now you don’t what it is.
Don’t worry ! We can find the wireless network key WEP / WPA on the set up page of the router. Set up page is a page where you will find all the settings of your router including the WEP / WPA key also. You just need one computer connected to the router with the cable or wireless. You can use that computer to check the setting of your router.
Remember there is a password to access the setup page of the router also. This is called as router log in user name and password. Wireless network key is not the router log in password.
Click here to access Easy Set Up Guide which will guide you to find the wireless network key WEP / WPA.
Easy setup guide is designed to work with Linksys , Netgear , D Link and all other brands of routers.
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