need help with WEP =(

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Dec 31, 2009

need help with WEP =( by wollmonster at 11:40 PM (981 Views / 0 Likes) 4 replies

  1. wollmonster
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    Hey everyone!
    I want to go online with my DS and followed the instructions on the nintendo homepage, but there's a problem now: I don't know the WEP key and our router settings require a password. I moved out to a new apartment recently and since I was never responsible for all the computer stuff (usually my sister or friends helped), I have no idea how to get it. Our router is a Belkin F5D72230-4. I know the WLAN password, but that's all. I was never in need of the WEP key until now. So, can you please tell me if there is another way to get the key or change the password for the router settings? Thanks in advance! :3
     
  2. Elritha

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    The WLAN password should be the key, unless it isn't set to WEP. Try admin as the username to log into the Belkin and leave the password field blank. If that doesn't work try admin for username and admin for the password. It may take different combinations of that.

    If all else fails you can reset the router to default settings. Should be a button at the back of the router.
     
  3. wollmonster
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    Thanks, I'm inside the settings, but I'm not really sure what to do now.

    It says:

    Wireless > Wireless bridge


    Wireless Bridging or Wireless Distribution System (WDS) is used to connect Wireless Routers and Access Points together to extend a network.



    1) Wireless channels must match between Router and AP.
    2) Security settings (WEP) must match between Router and AP.
    3) If MAC filtering is enabled, user must be sure to add the WLAN MAC address(es) of the Router/AP in order to allow communication with each other.



    And the options are:

    Enable Wireless Bridging. (enabling this feature allows other Access Points to connect to this Access Point.)
    Enable ONLY specific Access Points to connect. (Enter Wireless MAC Address of AP to connect to. If this Item is not checked, any AP can connect. Note: when connecting APs, at least one needs to call out the MAC address of the other. Hint: the MAC Address can be found using a site survey on a wireless client card.)

    And there are AP1-4.

    I haven't changed anything here yet
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    The nintendo site only says the WEP-information should be on this register card, but there's no key there. I tried the WLAN password as WEP key but it doesn't work. So then I used this page http://www.mzo-support.de/wep-key.htm to translate the WLAN password into a WEP key and for the first time, it actually worked and I got the chance to "test connection". But then I got the error code 51300: Unable to connect to an access point. °_°
     
  4. Elritha

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    You don't want to wireless bridge or to use WDS. Those are only for connecting up with another wireless router or access point.

    I'm not familiar with the layout of the Belkin config page. There should be a page with SSID name, wireless channel, and security. Take your time and go through each page and see if you can find it.

    I'm guessing your wireless is currently using WPA encryption for your WLAN and is the reason why the WLAN password isn't working on your DS. The DS only supports WEP.
     
  5. wollmonster
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    You were right, I had to switch from WPA to WEP, that was the problem. It's working now, thanks :3
     

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