How to find my WEP or WPA?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by wvtbred, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. wvtbred macrumors member

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    I have a iMac with AirPort at home. My work laptop was having serious issues so we had to re-image it. When I went home last night and tried to connect to my work VPN I was asked for my WEP or WPA. I don't remember what it is and can't find it. When I connected my daughter's new laptop (Dell) last month all it asked for was my password not the WEP or WPA.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks
     
  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    You'll have to find the password on the router, because that's what it's asking for.
     
  3. Southern Dad macrumors 65816

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    Okay, what it is looking for is your Wireless Security password... You need to log into your router from a computer that is on the network. The address is usually something like: 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.2.1 or 192.168.100.1 all depends on the brand and model number. You can Google that and get that info plus your router's default password.

    Log in to the router and on the Wireless Security page will be a really long set of letters and numbers. A-F and 0-9.
     
  4. wvtbred thread starter macrumors member

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    I have found my AirPort ID is that the same? Other then that don't know how to LOG ON to the router.
     
  5. gorillamarker macrumors newbie

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  6. wvtbred thread starter macrumors member

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    Did the link to the router but it doesn't have a Security page. All it has is a Configuration Manager with the Following tabs. Status, Signal, Addresses, Configuration, Logs and Help.

    Under Addresses I get the following:

    Serial Number 117001217123456789
    HFC MAC Address 00:08:0E:26:F9:BC
    Ethernet IP Address 192.168.001.1
    Ethernet MAC Address 00:80:0E:26:F9:DB
    CM USB IP Address 192.168.001.1
    CM USB MAC Address 00:80:0E:26:F9:DB
    CPE USB MAC Address 00:80:0E:C7:E2:17

    Any of this make sense?
     
  7. Southern Dad macrumors 65816

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    Look in Configuration. You are looking for the Wireless Security.
     
  8. wvtbred thread starter macrumors member

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    This is all the Config page has plus reset instructions

    Frequency Plan: North American Standard/HRC/IRC
    Upstream Channel ID: 1
    Frequency (Hz): 543000000
    DHCP Server Enabled
    The SURFboard cable modem can be used as a gateway to the Internet by a maximum of 32 users on a Local Area Network (LAN). When the Cable Modem is disconnected from the Internet, users on the LAN can be dynamically assigned IP Addresses by the Cable Modem DHCP Server. These addresses are assigned from an address pool which begins with 192.168.100.11 and ends with 192.168.100.42. Statically assigned IP addresses for other devices on the LAN should be chosen from outside of this range
     

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