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PS3 WEP Key Problems

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.

Cheers,

Sean Atkinson

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  • Seanca Oct 30, 2008

    I've found the problem, turns out the password for the router is different to the wireless key. Cheers for the help though :)

  • dpcarney Dec 29, 2008

    Hi Sean, i've got the same problem. PS3 (christmas present!) wont connect. put my password key as it appears ont he card in, but wont connect. How do you solve this?

  • power girl c Dec 29, 2008

    hi brought a ps3 for our son for xmas it will not connect to internet keeps coming up dns error or it comes up wep key to short yet laptops and wii and computor are working on internet please help

  • lawrence_maz Feb 15, 2009

    dont know my wep key

  • Anonymous Feb 15, 2009

    i set up my sons psp using the wep key but cant get ps3 done also have 2 laptops using wireless

  • Anonymous May 10, 2009

    Where do i find a WEP key for my ps3, everything goes fine till i ger to there and i have a PC, what do i do ?

  • lazibrooks
    lazibrooks Dec 14, 2012

    I put in my WEP and they add characters to it. I don't know what the characters are cause it comes up after I enter my WEP code. What's up with that?

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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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