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Thread: WEP, WPA-psk and changing wifi "key" or password

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Rumplestiltskin, Cal.
    Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus

    WEP, WPA-psk and changing wifi "key" or password

    As the AT&T staff knows nothing of Linux and as I must change my 2Wire wifi-modem-router password as someone has started using it w/o permission, I tried to change the "key" as AT&T calls it. (Everyone else calls it a password).

    I opened the 2Wire page at: and entered my "System Password" and changed Authentication from WEP-Open to WPA-PSK. I clicked the "Use Custom Pass Phrase", entered (for example) dalealan8933. That's 12 elements. I then clicked "Save" and the modem page went to blank and a moment later, Ubuntu went offline. I then tried to edit "Network Connections" and change "Wireless Security" from WEP 40/128-bit Key (Hex or ASCII) to WPA and WPA2 Personal. I added the new "key" or password and could not get back online.
    AMD Athlon II X4 620, 4gig ddr2-800, m/b MSI K9N6PGM2, 1T SATA, EVGA 9500GT, Brother MFC-240C prntr, LG DVD-rom GSA-H55N

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2008

    Re: WEP, WPA-psk and changing wifi "key" or password

    Delete your connection on your computer and try a fresh boot. Select your Wireless and hit connect, it will ask you for the new password or phrase under WPA/WPA2.

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