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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, go up to the address bar at the top of the browser, and backspace all text out of it.
  • Now, type in the router's IP address which is by default. If everything is connected correctly, it will load a Belkin Status page.
  • On the left-hand side, click Security under Wireless.
  • You will be directed to a login page. By default, Belkin routers are not configured with a password, so just hit Submit.
  • Change the security mode to 64-Bit WEP.
  • Use the passphrase box at the bottom of the page to generate your WEP keys. Enter a passphrase, and click Generate. This will create a set of keys for you. All you will need is WEP Key 1. Write this series of letterrs and numbers down exactly as they appear. This will be the password that is required to connect to the router using the wireless.
  • Click the Apply Changes button at the bottom of the page. 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.
  • WEP 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.