Vista: Change WEP Key and Settings

Finding where to change the WEP key in vista is not easily done. This describes the quickest and easiest way to change your WEP encryption and network security key.


I can never remember my WEP network security key so in installing vista I’ve had to play with the WEP settings a bunch. Finding where to change the WEP settings in vista is not obvious. Here’s how to do it.

Changing the WEP Key in Vista:

1. Click Start button
2. Click Network from the right column in the start menu
3. Click Network Center from the horizontal menu bar
4. Click Reorder wireless networks
5. Double click the wireless network you wish to edit
6. Click Security tab
7. Change the encryption type and network security key
8. Click OK

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  • shaka

    there is know record wireless center im trying to put wifi or connect it 2 da intnet

  • richard

    there is no reorder wireless networks tab to select

  • jose

    there is no Reorder wireless networks

  • kingofsouls`

    i want to view teh key, not ccaange it
    how to i do that?

    EWmail me if you have an anser please

    • murtaza

      for viewing purpose you need to type your ip add in adress bar of your browser…login in to your broadband thru admin account one you had been given by your isp..if dat doesnt wrk u cn try d lst option by resetting ur wifi and then hard connect 2 ur lappy a new connection…if ders anythn els u need mail me..

  • Geof

    this is crap There is no reorder option . Does anyone there check these to see if it s correct?
    apparently not

    • http://www.lightbox.net.nz Tim J

      I think the re-order option is supposed to say ‘Manage wireless connections’ or something similar (I don’t have Vista but I think thats right.. )

      • Sheryl

        That’s correct.

    • murtaza

      true said der aint any recorder option instead u have 2 go 2 mange wireless networks der u vl find ur network connection den u could follow d instruction gvn abv…bt acc 2 me dats still a crap u cant change wep key lyk ds…

      • adslf

        ken u tip en nglsh PLZZZZ!!!11!!!11!!!1!

  • Anonymous

    Changing the WEP Key in Vista:

    1. Click Start button
    2. Click Network from the right column in the start menu
    3. Click Network and Sharing Center from the horizontal menu bar
    4. Click Manage Wireless Networks
    5. Double click the wireless network you wish to edit
    6. Click Security tab
    7. Change the encryption type and network security key
    8. Click OK

    • Awesomezigge

      i have an open network that i wanna get a wep key on.
      how do you do it?
      Can you send a mail to awesomezigge@live.se

  • Anonymous

    PRESS (MANAGE WIRELESS CONNECTIONS) NOT (Reorder wireless networks)!

  • Anonymous

    I want to switch from WPA to WEP. Can anyone help me with that cause I can’t find it. I want to connect to Nintendo Wi-Fi connections and the Nintendo site said I have to do this but I don’t know how!! Frustrating…

  • trvstw

    Will this also be able to change the encryption type to wep from wpa-2, and will it work with Windows 7?

  • MOHDIDRISH007

    AASIF

  • Tauhid

    My OS is Windows 7 & I’ve changed my Network Security key at Wi-Fi Router then PC both but after restarting my PC it get the Previous Network security key. and i had to change the Network Security key again when my pc get restart / start. so, who can i remove the previous password and can save the new pass key permanently ?? can anybody help me?