How do I change the encryption key on my 3com router? I was using the internet on automatic and now to connect to the network I need to know the encryption key. But I don't know how to change it or what it is? I wrote it down somewhere..You know how it is!!Anyway my laptop can connect still but I don't know if the encryption key is on there. I am wondering if it will help to go to the homepage of the router, but I know this is out of my league.
There are possibly two way to change the router encryption key. One is to reset the router back to dealt settings but pressing in the reset button and holding it in until the lights flash or go off on on. This should restore your router to factory defaults which means there are only the passwords the router came with. You can also change the WEP Key (Wired Equivalent Privacy) on a router by entering the router homepage. You need to know the router access password. If you have not changed the password then it is easy to find. You will also need to know the IP address of your router. Here's How to find your router IPLet me know if you need any further assistance. I am gathering that you know how to do this because you have already set your own encryption key on your router.
Thanks Mitz.I tried resetting the router but it wouldn't work for me, so then I tried the other way. Lucky I had remembered the password I had set for the router. What I nightmare this has been. Thanks very much for your help. If I had come here earlier I would still have some hair left.
Hi Gordo, you are the following steps –1. Connect to your Router Support & access your router through the browser. See this post.2. Enter your user name and password. 3. Go to the wireless tab & change the encryption key4. Save your settings & restart your router5. and finally disconnect the cable and reset your wireless connection.6. Done !!More help on finding your router configuration page IP.
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