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Please Note:

WEP is an older wireless encryption protocol. While WEP can be used to safely encrypt wireless transmissions, if you have a Wireless N device such as a laptop with a newer wireless network card, you will not communicate with the router at the optimum speed available. WEP should only be used on a network if you have a dated computer, such as one with an operating system older than Windows XP Service pack 2. These older computers are not capable of associating with an access point that uses newer encryption protocols such as WPA. If you have computers that are all newer than Windows XP Service Pack 2, it is recommended that you set up WPA or WPA2 instead.


  • First, open Internet Explorer or your preferred Internet browser.
  • Next, you will need to log in to the router. To do this, go to the address bar at the top of the page (the long white bar across the top of the screen which will contain the web address of whatever your home page is) and empty it by backspacing all text out of it.
  • Type the router's IP address into the address bar, which by default is Then press Enter.
  • If everything is otherwise connected correctly, the browser should prompt you for a User Name and a Password. For Trendnet routers, the default user name is admin and the default password is admin. Once you have entered the user name and password, press Enter or click OK.
  • If the user name and password are accepted the browser should direct you to a Trendnet page.
  • On the left-hand side, you will see a button for Wireless. Click it. Then, after the page loads, click Security under Wireless.
  • Change Authentication Type to WEP.
  • Once the browser loads the configuration page for WEP, change the WEP option to Auto to allow the best level of connectivity for devices.
  • Leave the Mode set to HEX.
  • Leave the WEP key at 64-bit.
  • In Key1 (The only key that is required), enter the password that you want to use for the wireless on the router. WEP can only use the letters A-F and numbers 0-9, and MUST contain exactly ten characters.
  • Once you have created a key, click the Apply button.
  • The router will then reboot. If you are on a laptop, you will need to reconnect to the wireless network during which you will be prompted for the key that was just set up. If the computer is a Windows 7 or Windows Vista based computer, you will have to remove the old network profile before attempting to reconnect to the router, or you will get an error saying The profile saved on this computer does not match the requirements of the network.
  • WPA or WPA2 Security should now be enabled on the router. You will need to enter this key into each wireless computer you add to the network. Wired systems do not require a network key to connect.