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Network Key (WEP/WPA Key)

  1. #1


    Patrick Whittle Guest

    Network Key (WEP/WPA Key)

    Is it not posible to copy a WEP key via copy&paste? Where do I paste my WEP
    key in Vista?



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  2. #2


    Malke Guest

    Re: Network Key (WEP/WPA Key)

    Patrick Whittle wrote:

    > Is it not posible to copy a WEP key via copy&paste? Where do I paste my
    > WEP key in Vista?
    Yes, it's possible. You can copy it from your router's configuration screen
    or use this easy, free utility from Nirsoft:

    http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wireless_key.html

    The wireless network manager in Vista will let you know that there are
    available wireless networks. Find yours and when you try to connect it will
    ask you for the key. Paste it in. Some OEM wireless network managers have a
    place where you can set Profiles, too. You will have to look at what you've
    got installed.

    Malke
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  3. #3


    Malke Guest

    Re: Network Key (WEP/WPA Key)

    Paul Montgomery wrote:

    > On Tue, 30 Sep 2008 16:43:23 -0400, "Patrick Whittle"
    > <patrick_whittle@xxxxxx> wrote:
    >

    >>Is it not posible to copy a WEP key via copy&paste? Where do I paste my
    >>WEP key in Vista?
    >
    > Gotta type it.
    Actually, no. Use this for a free and extremely easy way:

    http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wireless_key.html

    Malke
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  4. #4


    Sooner Al [MVP] Guest

    Re: Network Key (WEP/WPA Key)

    Another way is to use Windows Connect Now and save everything off to a flash
    drive.

    http://blogs.msdn.com/wndp/archive/2...F00_part1.aspx
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/com...uy/cg0406.mspx

    If the router does not have a USB port or supports WCN you can easily
    copy-n-paste the network key by opening the flash drive and navigating to
    the \Smrtntky\Wsetting.txt file and copying the key to the wireless access
    point/router or client.

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    "Patrick Whittle" <patrick_whittle@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:%23k4Xv0zIJHA.728@xxxxxx

    > Is it not posible to copy a WEP key via copy&paste? Where do I paste my
    > WEP
    > key in Vista?
    >
    >

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  5. #5


    Sooner Al [MVP] Guest

    Re: Network Key (WEP/WPA Key)

    I forgot to add that I highly recommend dumping WEP and using WPA2/WPA, ie.
    what ever all your clients and the router support. Use a long random key.
    Personally I use WPA2-Personal with a 63-character random ASCII key. Here
    are my general wireless security guidelines for home users...

    http://theillustratednetwork.mvps.or...sSecurity.html

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    Al Jarvi (MS-MVP Windows - Desktop User Experience)

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    "Sooner Al [MVP]" <SoonerAl@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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    > Another way is to use Windows Connect Now and save everything off to a
    > flash drive.
    >
    > http://blogs.msdn.com/wndp/archive/2...F00_part1.aspx
    > http://www.microsoft.com/technet/com...uy/cg0406.mspx
    >
    > If the router does not have a USB port or supports WCN you can easily
    > copy-n-paste the network key by opening the flash drive and navigating to
    > the \Smrtntky\Wsetting.txt file and copying the key to the wireless access
    > point/router or client.
    >
    > --
    >
    > Al Jarvi (MS-MVP Windows - Desktop User Experience)
    >
    > Please post *ALL* questions and replies to the news group for theand
    > mutual benefit of all of us...
    > The MS-MVP Program - http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
    > This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
    > rights...
    > How to ask a question
    > http://support.microsoft.com/KB/555375
    >
    > "Patrick Whittle" <patrick_whittle@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:%23k4Xv0zIJHA.728@xxxxxx

    >> Is it not posible to copy a WEP key via copy&paste? Where do I paste my
    >> WEP
    >> key in Vista?
    >>

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