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how to crack a wepkey? Answered

i some how locked my self out of my router and i dont know wat the wep key or net work security key is there a way to crack the wep key? and i tried to reset the router and it still asks for a key

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frollard (author)2009-06-25

As many others say - hold the reset button for at least 5 seconds with the power unplugged. Wep should be disabled by default. Go into the router (likely admin/no password) and set up wireless again with a new key. Recommended to use WPA-PSK as it's at least a bit more secure than WEP, which can be cracked in something like 15 seconds.

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Garfield- (author)2009-06-25

well you can always try hard resetting the router look for a reset pinhole on the case, slip a paperclip or pin in and depress the button for like 10 secs it should reset the router to factory defaults. the procedure may vary according to manufacture so I suggest looking in the manual or online

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Jayefuu (author)2009-06-25

If you connect to the router with an ethernet cable you don't need the WEP key. Log in with whatever you set the password to (usually username = admin and password = password) then you can pick a new WEP key.

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killerjackalope (author)2009-06-25

CAIN and abel or air pcap, use the recovery tool, the one for pre-existing passwords and it'll find them on your computer, if you can't get them that way you'll need to crack it by capturing packets etc.

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