How to Find My WEP Security Code on Comcast

By Maya Austen

WEP, which stands for Wired Equivalent Privacy, is an algorithm used to secure wireless networks. WEP is used to encrypt the data transmitted throughout the wireless network. Without this security the data transmitted over the network can be easily intercepted. In addition, non-authorized users could log into your network and use your Internet connection. If you are using a wireless gateway or router with your Comcast Internet service you will need to obtain the WEP security code for the router to add new devices to your home network.

SMCD3GNV or TG852G Wireless Gateway

Step 1

Launch the Web browser on the computer hooked up to the Comcast router via an Ethernet cable connection.

Step 2

Enter "http://10.0.0.1" in the address bar. Press "Enter." A login dialog box will appear. If you never created a new username and password for the router, use the default username and password by typing "admin" in the User Name box. Type "password" in the Password box. Click "OK."

Step 3

Click "Wireless" or "Wireless Settings." The current WEP security code is listed here.

Linksys WRT310N / Netgear WGR614v8, & WNR3500 Wireless Routers

Step 1

Launch the Web browser on the computer hooked up to the Comcast router via an Ethernet cable connection.

Step 2

Enter "http://192.168.1.1" in the address bar. Press "Enter." A login dialog box will appear. If you never created a new username and password for the router use the default username and password leaving the User Name box blank. Type "admin" in the "Password" box. Click "OK."

Step 3

Click "Wireless" or "Wireless Settings." The current WEP security code is listed here.