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bryans2

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Hi
Thanx in advance for any help we get here.

First, is this the right forum to be on for this topic? I guess this is a hardware issue as I'm trying to add a system to our network.

Our home wireless network was set up about 3 yrs ago by a guy who is now doing other things, won't come to the phone, won't help for what ever reason.

I don't know the password to add our daughters new school laptop to it.

Can anyone help with;
a) a hack into the existing network? (unlikely)
b) changing the password with out knowing it? (unlikely)
c) setting up a new one and killing the old one?
d) anything else?

Thanx again
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silverbeard

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Hi bryans2,

I'll assume you have physical access to the router involved.

First of all what router do you have? (Linksys, Netgear, ect.)

What is the encryption type? (WEP.WPA)
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bryans2

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Hi Silverbeard,

Yes I have access.

On the router it says the following.

ELEMENTS
Wireless G-Router

Model CWR-854

H/W Ver:F
Factory Default Settings
IP address Blah:blah:blah
Use: Blah Pass: Blah

How do I find out what the encryption type is?

There's a box for it somewhere but I can't find it. My wife is really scary when it comes to finding stuff so I'll post again later when she's back.

Thanx
bryans2

Edited by bryans2, 13 February 2009 - 09:54 PM.

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Anthony19

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Hello bryans2

Quote Q: " How do I find out what the encryption type is?"


Click Start > My network places, to the left select "View network Connections " right click on the " wireless network connection " and select properties then go to tab : wireless networks under "Preferred networks " left click( once ) the network you wish to access to highlight it then select "properties "

in the Wireless network Key area let us know the Data Encryption: is it WEP ???
In the network authentication does it say Open or WPA etc ??? Let us know what settings you are on
Information can be found on the difference between WPA and WEP here : http://it.toolbox.co...p-and-wpa-20092

Good luck
&
Happy Computing!!!

Anthony19

Edited by Anthony19, 13 February 2009 - 10:03 PM.

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bryans2

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Thanx again,

It's WEP, (crackable in 3 mins)
And it's open.

Any other settings you want?

Bryans2
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