So the WEP code is the security password for your internet correct? Well I accidently erased the password and closed out and now I am unable to get back on the internet because I don't know the password for it an neither does my dad. My dad says he doesn't remember ever setting a password for it. Is there any way that I can find this password or something or am I pretty much screwed?
The reason why I was trying to find this code out is because I wanted to go on the internet with my PS3 and I needed to type in the code and had no clue what it was so that is why I was messing with it in the first place.
Im pretty much a computer idiot so.. I would apperciate the help. Thanks
Many routers come with a WEP Code, for example, my router supplied by Verizon has one.
It's on a sticker on the bottom of it, so just check out your router and it may be there.
The sticker on the bottom of your router, Mr. A., is probably not the WEP code (since routers do NOT come with WEP-enabled, setting it up is part of the initial steps that manufacturers will have you run through) but, rather, the MAC address.
In computer networking a Media Access Control address (MAC address) or Ethernet Hardware Address (EHA) or hardware address or adapter address is a quasi-unique identifier attached to most network adapters (NICs). It is a number that acts like a name for a particular network adapter, so, for example, the network cards (or built-in network adapters) in two different computers will have different names, or MAC addresses, as would an Ethernet adapter and a wireless adapter in the same computer, and as would multiple network cards in a router. However, it is possible to change the MAC address on most of today's hardware, often referred to as MAC spoofing.
Most layer 2 network protocols use one of three numbering spaces managed by the IEEE: MAC-48, EUI-48, and EUI-64, which are designed to be globally unique. Not all communications protocols use MAC addresses, and not all protocols require globally unique identifiers. The IEEE claims trademarks on the names "EUI-48" and "EUI-64" ("EUI" stands for Extended Unique Identifier).
MAC addresses, unlike IP addresses and IPX addresses, are not divided into "host" and "network" portions. Therefore, a host cannot determine from the MAC address of another host whether that host is on the same layer 2 network segment as the sending host or a network segment bridged to that network segment.
ARP is commonly used to convert from addresses in a layer 3 protocol such as Internet Protocol (IP) to the layer 2 MAC address. On broadcast networks, such as Ethernet, the MAC address allows each host to be uniquely identified and allows frames to be marked for specific hosts. It thus forms the basis of most of the layer 2 networking upon which higher OSI Layer protocols are built to produce complex, functioning networks.