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Cannot get my i phone tp accept the 26 key WEP encryption

I just got an apple i phone and wish to use it around the house to access/respond to e-mails using our wireless system. The WRT 54G has worked perfectly for several years. We connect with our PC and my daughters connect with their macs but when I enter the 26 key wep encryption, the i phone doesn't accept the password.
I've tried entering the letters in lower case and upper case, nothing seems to work.
Can any one help?

new i phone user in Toronto

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Try setting your wireless security on WPA2 instead of the WEP. This is also supposed to be a more secure incryption.

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