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My wep is 10 digits. Needs to be ASCII! Help

I can't get my Eee PC on my wireless router because the wep is 10 digits. It says it has to be typed in ASCII format. Which is 5 digits.

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A 64-bit WEP key is 10 HEXIDECIMAL digits (0-9 A-F). In my own system I just use 1011121314. I don't have to think. You can use something like 123456FACE or something else cute, but the end result is still 10 HEX characters.

Try logging in again using 10 ASCII characters or check the router for the WEP key again, or even add a second key just for your eee PC.

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Posted on Jan 20, 2009

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I have my network open and i wish to put a password on it.. how do i do that?


Hi.
First, you need to access your router.
To do this, open a browser, and in the address bar type in: 192.168.1.1

This takes you inside the router's web access program.
From here you can change settings like security.

here as all the instructions for changing it.

  1. Type the following text in the user name and password fields: "admin".

  2. Go to the Basic Settings menu option tab on the top navigation bar and wait for the menu to appear.

  3. Click the Wireless Security menu option in the drop down menu.

  4. Click to select Enable Wireless Security.

  5. Click to select either WEP or WPA in the Network Authentication list.

If WEP is selected
  1. Select hexadecimal or ASCII characters as the Key Format. You can use either as a string of hexadecimal digits (characters 0 through 9 and A through F ) or as ASCII characters (any key on the keyboard).

  2. Select an encryption level from the Key Length list.

  3. Enter four different keys in the Key1, Key2, Key3, and Key4 fields to store on your router. For 40(64)-bit encryption, enter a 5-character (or 10 hexadecimal digits) WEP key. For 104(128)-bit encryption, enter a 13-character (or 26 hexadecimal digits) WEP key.

  4. Select only one key out of the four keys as the Default Key for encryption.

  5. Click the NEXT button, and then click Save and Restart to apply the changes.

  6. Set up WEP encryption on your wireless clients. Refer to the documentation that accompanied your wireless clients, or your wireless clients' on-line help systems, for information on how to set up WEP encryption.

If WPA is selected
  1. Enter your pre-shared key. This key must match the key that is used by each wireless client computer associated to your router.

  2. Choose a key format. This can be hexadecimal digits (0-9 and A-F) or ASCII characters (any key on the keyboard).

  3. WPA Group Rekey Interval specifies how often the key "rotates" or changes.

  4. WPA Encryption allows you to select one of two possible encryption methods-TKIP and AES. Choose one that your wireless clients support.

  5. Click the NEXT button, and then click Save and Restart to apply the changes.

  6. Set up the WPA on your wireless clients. Refer to the documentation that accompanied your wireless clients, or your wireless clients' on-line help system, for information on how to setup WPA.

I know it looks like a lot of information, but really it's not.
Just follow these steps and you're security eill be set up in no time, and then you can rest your fears about someone else using your network without your permission.

NOTE:

NEVER store the password in your computer, because in the event of an infection, that information could be stolen.

Write whatever your new password is down, and keep it safe somewhere. That way, if someone does want to use your network, they will have to ask you for it, and you will have it for them.


I hope this gets you going the way you want!

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Not able to connect the sons Nitendo DSi to the internet. They are asking for the WEP Key but on my home hub there is only a WPA Key. BT have told me to connect to you to ask for support.


If your using WPA and your Nintendo DS only supports WEP Encryption theres no way you can connect it to the internet. WEP encryption is different from WPA.

WEP key uses hexadecimal - using characters 0-9, A-F or ASCII format. The ASCII format is easier to remember. The ASCII string is converted to HEX over the network.

Example of WEP key encryption are:

*64-bit hexadecimal keys are exactly 10 characters in length. (12345678FA is a valid string of 10 characters for 64-bit encryption.)
*128-bit hexadecimal keys are exactly 26 characters in length. (456FBCDF123400122225271730 is a valid string of 26 characters for 128-bit encryption.)
*64-bit ASCII keys are exactly 5 characters in length (DMODE is a valid string of 5 characters for 64-bit encryption.)
*128-bit ASCII keys are exactly 13 characters in length (2002HALOSWIN1 is a valid string of 13 characters for 128-bit encryption.)

WPA Key is entered as a pass phrase between 8 to 63 alphanumeric characters in the ASCII format at both ends of the wireless connection. Although PSK accepts a minimum of eight characters, for proper security, it is a good idea to use ample length and should not use a commonly known phrase. This phrase is used to generate session keys that are unique for each wireless client.

To resolved the issue you have an option to change the WirelessSettings on your router to WEP instead of WPA since WEP is also a secured netwrok. however you need to keep in mind that if you change the encryption you need to configure all othere device connected to the router via WPA and change the settings to WEP.


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In the address bar of your browser, type 192.168.0.1 to access the setup page of the Dlink router.

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On the Setup page, go to Wireless.

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Save the settings.

I hope this helps!

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WEP is ASCII, but it's 10 HEX digits for 64 bit. In the simple example, I use 1011121314 for my key. It keeps the casual user out of the sytsem and I don't have to remember much. Good code for my cul-de-sac.

Usitn the characters A-F, you could actually spell something out that you remember like FACE123456.

Carl

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Wireless is not secure


Step 1 Log into the Router

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by entering it’s IP address into a browser. The default IP address is http://192.168.1.1. At the login, enter your username (admin) and password (admin).
Step 2 Click on “Wireless” on the left hand side then click on “WEP” at the top of the page.
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Type: Open
System Mode: Hex WEP
Key: 64-bit Key 1: 0000000000
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64bit ASCII = 5 digit ASCII key.
64bit HEX = 10 digit HEX key. (Can only use letters A~F and numbers)
128bit ASCII = 13 digit ASCII key.
128bit HEX = 26 digit HEX key. (Can only use letters A~F and numbers)
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- access your web user interface by typing http://my.router (or the default address http://192.168.2.1) on the address bar of your web browser
- click on Basic Settings
- click on Wireless Security
- click on the Enable Wireless Security checkbox
- select either WEP or WPA in the Network Authentication list (Note: make sure that your wireless computers can support wpa if you're planning to use wpa. wpa is more secured than wep)
if you're going to setup wep, follow the steps below:

- select hexadecimal or ASCII characters as the Key Format, you can use either as a string of hexadecimal digits (character 0 ~ 9 and A ~F ) or as ASCII characters (any key on the keyboard)
- then select your desired encryption level from the Key Length list. it could be either 40(64)-bit or 104(128)-bit key length.
- enter four different keys in the Key1, Key2, Key3, and Key4 fields to store on your router.for 40(64)-bit encryption, enter a 5-character (or 10 hexadecimal digits).for 104(128)-bit encryption, enter a 13-character (or 26 hexadecimal digits) WEP key (note: you'll just need to enter the characters that you've setup on Key1 for all the wireless computers that you have
- click NEXT, then Save and Restart to apply the changes

if you're planning to enable wpa, follow the steps below:

- enter your pre-shared key. this key must match the key that is used by each wireless client computer associated to your router.
- choose a key format. this can be hexadecimal digits (0-9, A-F) or ASCII characters (any key on the keyboard)
- WPA Group Rekey Interval specifies how often the key "rotates" or changes
- WPA Encryption allows you to select 1 of 2 possible encryption methods (TKIP and AES) - choose one that your wireless clients supports
- click NEXT, then Save and Restart to apply the changes

then connect your wireless computers to your wireless signal using the correct wireless security (network key)

hope this'll help you.

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Um double check this set "WEP Encryption" 128 bit
set the "Key Type" to ASCII
type a 13 digit password into key 1 and click Apply

If it is still messing up start over and default the router. Update the firmware and try again. All else fails and no encryption keys will set.Change the name of your SSID and stop broadcasting the SSID or buy a new router maybe sounds like a software issue updating the firmware could correct though.

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