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Cannot figure out what to do about determining a network key. I Know it is to do with security and think I shoud be using wpa, but can't really understand the hex 64 . I tried Ascii 5l etter password. but laptop told me I needed 8 or 13 characters I have had loads of attempts and am really frustrated, Would appreciate your help It is a zoom AP+4

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  • lizzyf Nov 10, 2008

    Thanks cnavarro. I tried to reset first but lost the connection for a long while, but eventually used the WEP 64 bit and after a bit more fiddling about, I don now have wireless connection. Thank you very much



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I use WEP on my installations. It's probably not the greatest, but it does keep the neighbors out of the box.

WEP 64 bit encryption is looking for 10 HEX digits (0-9 A-F). In the simplest, I use 1011121314 as the key.

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Reset the router and try again

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