Linksys router: not working, incorrect password

Linksys router: not working, incorrect password

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.

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). 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 be able to connect to the Linksys Wi-Fi router.

They are located in the "wireless security" settings.

  • Go to
  • Enter admin for both username and password (the 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.
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