How do I setup a WEP key in Windows 7?

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Microsoft Windows 7
Wireless networking
I have a new laptop in the house with Windows 7 x64.  Last night running the setup, windows found my wireless network.  I clicked on it and the connect button and provided my wep access key, but windows through the troubleshooting screen at me and it was no help except to suggst I check my router against the MS HCL .  I checked it, a D-Link DIR-615 was on the MS HCL.  I added the new mac address to my wireless filter and rebooted both the modem and the router.  I am use to XP Pro and going through network connection properties and setting the WEP key through the wireless network, properties and association tabs.  Where do I find that setup in Windows 7

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Windows 7 x64, D-Link DIR-615

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If you were prompted for your WEP key that’s really all there is to it. There could be something else going on. You may want to try resetting your WEP key in the AP and starting from scratch. Better yet, use WPA-PSK.

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Agreed.. WEP is crap. WPA2-PSK is way better. And, you could set this up on your ruoter, then port (type) the security key into your XP and Win7 machines to connect them to your router / internet..

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As a network admin and security professional, I too would advise to stay as far away from WEP as possible. If your hardware permits, I would recommend WPA2-PSK also. In regards to Win 7, simply select your wireless SSID (network name) and choose connect. You will then be prompted for your WPA2 key.

While this can still be compromised, it is much more difficult than wep.

Now when changing your router to the new protocol, try and find out if your equipment will support WPA2-PSK AES. TKIP is also very secure but currently, AES is the best we have.

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Paul
NetLock IT Systems

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