Unable to connect to my Linksys Wi-Fi router: incorrect password

December 2016

The WEP key can be used to connect to a wireless network if the user is unable to connect to the Linksys Wi-Fi router because of an incorrect password. The WEP key can be found in the wireless security settings of the Linksys Wi-Fi router. The configuration of the router can be accessed by logging in to the configurations page through the administrator account. The actual numbers marked as "Key 1" or "Key2", whichever is relevant, have to be used instead of the password or passphrase. With the WEP key, the user should able to connect to the Linksys Wi-Fi router.


I'm unable to connect my iPhone via my Linksys router. How can I solve this?


If you keep getting "incorrect password" when trying to connect to a Linksys (WRT54G) Router, try typing in the WEP "key 1" numbers (not the actual password or passphrase)

They are located in the "wireless security" settings.
  • Go to
  • Enter "admin" for both username and password (actual one NOT "key 1" numbers)
  • Go to Wireless/Wireless Security and they should be right there
  • If Default Transmit Key "1" is marked use "key 1" numbers, if "2" is marked use "key 2" numbers, etc.

Thanks to loboblast for this tip on the forum.

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