When I try to connect to my BT Home Hub wirelessly from my PS3, everything runs smoothly until I come to the WEP Key. I assumed this was the password for the router and that is what i've been told when I've read up on the internet but when i put in that password I receive this message:
"The characters you entered are not valid. For hexidecimal: Use 10 or 26 characters from the ranges 0-9, a-f, and A-F For ASCII: Use 5 or 13 characters"
I looked up a table of ASCII numbers and tried putting in the password with the corresponding numbers but that just produced the same result. Anything you can do to help would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: PS3 WEP Key Problems
If its asking for a WEP key then your wireless network is a secured one..you will need to put the same key as you had originally used while setting your wireless network..are you able to connect to the wireless from a laptop?
see the message that comes on your ps3 when you scan for available networks..you will know if your wireless has security..
you can chnage the security of your wireless by logging oto it by typing 192.168.1.1 in the laptop browser and then configure/change security settings..hope it helps..
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the wep key as it is commonly referred to, ( ~10 digit letters and numbers not cap sensitive) is a passcode to gain access to a internet through the wireless router only things i can think of are
A. you put it in for your console along time ago and don't remember putting it in
B. you changed the setting of wireless router to get it to work for laptop
C. your stealing someone's internet and they decided to add a passcode to get in it
Can I just ask, are you entering your AOL WEP key or your new BT WEP key? Just in case you didnt know your BT router will have its WEP key on a sticker on the back of the router. You need to go into network settings --> internet settings and change the WEP key that is registered to the system. It should then connect with no problem.
...I'm not sure on what your actual question is here but make sure you have a wireless network to connect to (you can buy wireless router and an internet service via any internet service provider- I use BT)
If that's not your problem (which i don't know what is) - then make sure your typing security WPA key in properly. (WPA key should be located on the back of your router/hub if that wireless hub got delivered by your current internet service provider). If your still having trouble contact your current home network manager (dad/mum/guardian/employer/lanlord) who has software to control the WPA & what it is).
Your xbox should have a network adapter already installed (device inside that allows connection wirelessly to a networks wireless router/hub). So that shoulden't be the problem (unless your xbox is broken)
Hi, You need to get your hubs wireless settings up, to do this type bthomehub.home in the address bar of your internet browser, you will then be propted for your hubs username and password which can be found on the back of the hub unless you changed it in which case you will have to use those instead.
Click on settings and choose wireless-
Make sure you have the following settings applied:
1) Interface type: 802.11b, g or n (as far as im aware the DSi wont work with n so either have the mixed (b,g or n) or just b) 2) Encryption Type: TKIP 3) Authentication: WEP or WPA
First try the WPA as its more secure but if you have no luck try the WEP with a 128 bit key first and if it don't work try a 64 bit key.
Hope this helps, any further problems feel free to contact me via my profile page and I will do my best to help you.
If you are connecting through a standard ethernet cable you should not be getting this question. However, if you are trying to connect through wifi it is best to check your router/hub to make sure there is no preset factory wep or wpa key