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I have Ubuntu and I want to know how can I connect to the Internet using my WEP key for my wireless.

I tried too many times but it doesn't work. I have my wireless password but it doesn't work too.

Can somebody help me?

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While your WiFi AP (access point) settings may allow for use of WEP, WPA, or WPA2, only WPA2 provides any security. You should not be using WEP, unless no other option is supported. – david6 Sep 29 '12 at 0:06

I'm a little confused. A WEP key is a security code used on some Wi-Fi networks. It is usually a set of hex numbers 10 or 26 digits long. A "wireless password" might mean you are using WPA encryption. check out how to reset your router from the manual that came with it. Usually this involves pressing a small button on the back of the router labeled "RESET" for several seconds then using the default password and username to set up your security--good luck!

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