Router Stopped Working After Enabling WEP

D-link Di-524/dwl-g510 802.11g wireless...
June 24, 2010 at 10:06:04
Specs: Windows 7
My router worked fine for many years, then
recently I realized my Nintendo DSi couldn't
get access to Wifi. I saw that it required a
WEP key, while my laptop had WPA. So I
entered the number into my
browser and got access to the router--as a site
helping to fix my DSi told me to do. There I
saw something that said Allow WAN or WEP
connections (I don't remember which one it
was or the exact wording) so stupidly and
impulsively I hit "Enable" then it asked for a
WEP Key which it gave me a simple default
one. I said "sure why not?" and hit save or
enter (again i don't remember exactly what it
was). Then it said "resetting router" or
something to that affect and I let it go. A
moment later I lost the internet all over the
house. The router finds networks but I can't
connect to any of them. It simply says can't
connect and tells me to try unplugging the
router. I can't access the page
again to try to fix anything because I don't
have the internet to get there. Please help!
Any ideas?

(I'm using an internet cafe now)

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June 24, 2010 at 10:29:00
I said "sure why not?" and hit save or
enter (again i don't remember exactly what it

That was your mistake. You are going to have to do it all again, only this time remember exactly what it said because you need to the same key in order to log onto the router.


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June 24, 2010 at 10:32:03
Well I know the key. That's not the problem. I reset the router
manually by unplugging it and everything. But the one network
we have that we always connect to is WPA and if I try to tell it
to be WEP it says "The settings for this network on this
computer do not match the network requirements." And if I try
to add a new wireless network that uses WEP it for some
reason doesn't appear in the list of networks after it's created.
I never used WEP to begin with, I don't think. I just thought I
was telling the router to allow WEP networks such as my DS
to get in. But did I universally tell my computer only to accept
WEP networks? And if so how can I change my main network
to fit the right configuration? Thanks!

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June 24, 2010 at 10:36:49
Sorry btw when I said "I don't remember which one it was" i just
meant I didn't remember if it was "save" or "enter" or something
else. I remember the WEP key luckily. It's super simple. Sorry
I'm terrible at writing my question. Hahaha. Any other ideas

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