Need WEP Key! (URGENT)

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  1. Cam

    Cam Active Member

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    I'm currently using my iPhone 3G's 3G connection.

    Last night, I had some PC troubles, and to make a long story short, I had to reformat to Vista, and my PCI-E WiFi card. My crappy USB thing works, but not quite. Now, I messed up even MORE.

    I accidentally changed the WEP/WPA key, and I forgot it. Because of that, NO computers in the house can connect to the router. WTF do I do?
  2. Shawa

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    Connect via Ethernet, and go to the settings page of the router. You should know how to reset from there.
  3. Cam

    Cam Active Member

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    I can't connect via Ethernet. The routers in the basement, and there's no way I'm dragging a desktop down. How would I connect a laptop?
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    Using a laptop's ethernet port.....
  5. Cam

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    What do I plug in where? I have no extra cables.
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    Chicken Retired Moderator

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    Hmm you can't join your laptop to the router then, to do this you would need an ethernet cable.

    I suppose your last resort, is try to find a way to crack the WEP and then get the password.
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    UGH. Cant I just reset the router or something? This is so terrible. I lost sooooo much schoolwork.
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    You might be able to reset it. Look for a reset button on the router.
    What's the model/manufacturer?
  9. Cam

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    It's a Linksys WRT54G. I tried pressing the little reset button, but that didn't do anything.
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    For linksys you hold the reset button for 10 seconds or until all the lights flash on and then off.

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