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NINTENDOCKICKEN5953 8 posts since
Feb 22, 2012
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Feb 23, 2012 1:26 PM

WEP key?

Okay, I own Pokemon Platinum Version, and when I try to establish a connection, it asks for my WEP Key, and I honestly have no idea what that is. So, all I'm asking is what the WEP key is and where to find it. Also, If I can't find it, what should I do.

ORROYS 24 posts since
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Feb 23, 2012 1:33 PM in response to: NINTENDOCKICKEN5953
Re: WEP key?

Your WEP key is the security key for your network. Check your router settings. What kind of router are you connecting to? Sometimes the router will have a default WEP key on the label.

MACHBIKER 2,470 posts since
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Feb 23, 2012 1:39 PM in response to: NINTENDOCKICKEN5953
Re: WEP key?

If you give us the model number of your Netgear router, we can give you specific instructions on how to access the settings.

MACHBIKER 2,470 posts since
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Feb 23, 2012 1:47 PM in response to: NINTENDOCKICKEN5953
Re: WEP key?

I mean the model number, like MR313, WGM124, etc.  The list of Netgear model numbers are here.

BEARDEDONE 1,619 posts since
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Feb 23, 2012 1:48 PM in response to: NINTENDOCKICKEN5953
Re: WEP key?

NINTENDOCKICKEN5953  wrote:

 

Do you mean the security PIN, or the serial number?

 

 

Neither, he means the model number of your router, like Netgear WNR2000 or something.

 

However, the security PIN may be your WEP key....

BEARDEDONE 1,619 posts since
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Feb 23, 2012 1:50 PM in response to: BEARDEDONE
Re: WEP key?

BEARDEDONE  wrote:

However, the security PIN may be your WEP key....

 

Nevermind, the security PIN is for Wifi Protected Setup (WPS).  You must have used WPS to connect your other Wireless devices.

BEARDEDONE 1,619 posts since
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Feb 23, 2012 1:46 PM in response to: NINTENDOCKICKEN5953
Re: WEP key?

Usually, you just open a web browser and type 192.168.0.1 in the web browser's address bar.  Then you can get in and change settings such as the WEP key. 

 

If you have other wireless devices in your house, you would have had to enter the WEP key to connect those devices....

BEARDEDONE 1,619 posts since
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Feb 23, 2012 2:02 PM in response to: NINTENDOCKICKEN5953
Re: WEP key?

Assuming you are using Windows, open up a command prompt and type the following:

 

ipconfig /all

 

This prints out a bunch of information about your network adapters.  Find the adapter you use to connect to the internet.  Then find where it says "Gateway."  Next to "Gateway" will be the IP address of your router (it will look something like 192.168.0.1, but a little different).  Type that IP address in your browser's address bar.

CHARIBLAZE1 289 posts since
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Feb 23, 2012 2:27 PM in response to: NINTENDOCKICKEN5953
Re: WEP key?

Try routerlogin.com.

 

Username is admin, password is password or admin.

 

Look for something like Wireless Settings (maybe under the Setup label).

 

You should see your WEP key somewhere around there.

CHARIBLAZE1 289 posts since
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Feb 24, 2012 12:21 PM in response to: NINTENDOCKICKEN5953
Re: WEP key?

Do you mean it was set to WPA, or that you just set it to WPA?

 

Platinum and every other DS game other than Black and White don't support WPA. They only support WEP.

 

If you can, change the security to WEP, and use the given key as your key.

 

But do note, changing this will require you to change the wireless settings of everything else you own. Computers connecting via Wi-Fi, a Wii, a phone. Everything. Also note that WEP isn't that secure, but it's decent.

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