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Network key i try to connect to a wireless network that requires a WEP network key and it says it needs to be 5 or 13 ascii characters or 10 or 26 hexadecimal characters. but the password is neither of those how do i fix this?

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    What is the password as you believe it to be?

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Select "WPA-Personal" as the type of authentication and try it again. Remember, your password is case sensitive.

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I am visiting my brother in Singapore and when I try to access his wireless router with my old Dell Latitude 620, I get an error message that says "The network password needs to be 40bits or 104bits...


This issue is cause by old computers trying to access a router that uses a password configuration that the old computer doesn't understand. It will never work on his router as it is setup right now for that particular computer.

You have to either change the router password type to an old type like WEP. It's not as secure but makes things work none the less.

Sep 13, 2013 | Dell Computers & Internet

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How to setup WEP on a Wireless-G Broadband Router with Speed Booster (WRT54GS2)


How to setup WEP on a Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router with Speed Booster (WRT54GS2)



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Note when configuring your wireless router it is recommended that you connect directly to the router via a network cable to avoid connection problems while configuring.

1. Log into the router. To do this you will need to open your web browser and enter
http://192.168.1.1

Note If you change the default IP address then you will need that address to log into the router. Normally it is the Gateway IP. You can check this by opening CMD via the Run command window. Once it is open then type ipconfig and hit enter.

2. Click on the Wireless Tab

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3. Now you should be on the Basic Wireless Setting tab. Here you do not need to change anything. However if you would like to change the name the wireless network will show up as you will do is in the Wireless Network Name (SSID) section.

4. Next click on the Wireless Security tab. Once here you will click on the Security Mode drop down and select WEP.


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5. After you select WEP the page should look like the below picture. Here you can enter a Passphrase and click on the Generate button to create your Hexadecimal Key. Note some version of the firmware will let you enter a passphrase in into the key field so you do not have to use a hexadecimal key.


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6. After you have the key information set click on Save Settings.

Note if you are connected wirelessly at this time you will get disconnected and you will have to reconnect with your WEP key.

on Sep 17, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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How to setup WEP on an SMCD3GN Wireless Cable Modem Gateway 1. Log into the...


How to setup WEP on an SMCD3GN Wireless Cable Modem Gateway

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1. Log into the router. To do this you will need to open your web browser and enter http://192.168.0.1

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2. You will need to log in to the router. The Default Username and Password:
User Login
Username: cusadmin.
Password: password
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3. Next click on [WIRELESS] link on the Side Navigation bar.

4. Select [WEP] from the [SecurityMode] drop-down menu.

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You can choose between standard 64-bit or 12b-bit encryption keys. Below are the configuration options for 64-bit WEP. A passphrase or a manual key can be used

NOTE: To enter a manual WEP key you will need to enter hexadecimal values (A-F and 0-9). Example: 64-bit hexadecimal keys are exactly 10 characters in length. (123654ACDE is a valid strong of 10 characters for 64-bit encryption).

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To automatically generate a 64-bit WEP key, enter in a Passphrase (keyword- ex. homegateway). And click the [Generate Keys] option. Once you do this, the Gateway will dynamically generate 4 keys. Simply configure the Default Key to the one key that you will be using across your network.

5. Select the Open System, Shared Key or Automatic from the [Authentication] drop-down menu. Note in most cases you want it set to Automatic.

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For more security, you can use 128-bit WEP encryption. To use this mode, select the [128 bit (26 hex digits)] from theWEP Key Length drop-down menu option and the configuration section will be displayed. 128-bit encryption requires a longer key than 64-bit encryption. Keys are defined by entering in a strong in HEX (hexadecimal- using characters 0-9, A-F) or ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange – alphanumeric characters) format. ASCII format is provided so you can enter a string that is easier to remember. The ASCII string is converted to HEX for use over the network. You can manually enter in the 26-digit hexadecimal key.

Example: 128-bit hexadecimal keys are exactly 26 characters in length. ( 234FEDCBA12340013333389319 is a valid string of 26 characters for 128-bit encryption).

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NOTE: If you are having a difficult time getting the wireless connection up after enabling WEP- Please confirm that you have configured the SAME WEP key on both the Gateway and Client card.

6. Click the [Apply] button to save your settings

on Feb 26, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Cannot get internet access on a laptop because we do not know the "network security key" on an HP laptop through a Cisco Lynksis router.


Some later model wireless routers have the Password (ie.Encryption key) and the SSID already configured in the wireless router and this information is printed on a label on the bottom of the router.
These settings can be used to configure the wireless card and wireless adapters in your computer/laptop.
If these settings do not suit you, then it can be changed to suit your requirements.
The encryption key secures your data and wireless connection from unauthorized access.To configure the wireless settings in the router, connect a LAN cable from your computer to the wireless router, then open a Browser on your computer and enter the router's configuration IP address, then enter the admin login and password and then go to the wireless settings and configure the SSID and Encryption key.
The router's encryption key can be a Passphrase or the WEP or WPA or WPA2 key.If you use the Passphrase method select either WEP or WPA or WPA2 to generate the encryption key. You can enter the WEP or WPA or WPA2 key with 8 to 63 ASCII characters or 64 Hex digits.
Most people use Passphrase which is easier to remember eg. I was born in January 1988.
The strongest and latest security is WPA2, the weakest and oldest is WEP. To connect to your wireless router from the computer/laptop, configure the wireless card in your computer/laptop with the router's wireless settings ie SSID, plus the WPA or WPA2 encryption key. Then computer/laptops can communicate with your wireless router.

Mar 17, 2013 | HP Computers & Internet

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I'm trying to connect wirelessly, but its asking for a sercurity key code! What is this and where do I find it? Help, pls!


Network security key
Some later model wireless routers have the Password (ie.Encryption key) and the SSID already configured in the wireless router and this information is printed on a label on the bottom of the router.
These settings can be used to configure the wireless card and wireless adapters in your computer/laptop.
If these settings do not suit you, then it can be changed to suit your requirements.
The encryption key secures your data and wireless connection from unauthorized access.To configure the wireless settings in the router, connect a LAN cable from your computer to the wireless router, then open a Browser on your computer and enter the router's configuration IP address, then enter the admin login and password and then go to the wireless settings and configure the SSID and Encryption key.
The router's encryption key can be a Passphrase or the WEP or WPA or WPA2 key.If you use the Passphrase method select either WEP or WPA or WPA2 to generate the encryption key. You can enter the WEP or WPA or WPA2 key with 8 to 63 ASCII characters or 64 Hex digits.
Most people use Passphrase which is easier to remember eg. I was born in January 1988.
The strongest and latest security is WPA2, the weakest and oldest is WEP. To connect to your wireless router from the computer/laptop, configure the wireless card in your computer/laptop with the router's wireless settings ie SSID, plus the WPA or WPA2 encryption key. Then computer/laptops can communicate with your wireless router. http://www.fixya.com/support/r10267861-network_security_key

Nov 22, 2012 | Computers & Internet

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Having trouble connecting to wifi


Some later model wireless routers have the Password(ie.Encryption key) and the SSID already configured in the wireless router andthis information is printed on a label on the bottom of the router.
These settings can be used to configure the wireless card and wireless adaptersin your computer/laptop.
If these settings do not suit you, then it can be changed to suit yourrequirements.
The encryption key secures your data and wireless connection from unauthorizedaccess.To configure the wireless settings in the router, connect a LAN cablefrom your computer to the wireless router, then open a Browser on your computerand enter the router's configuration IP address, then enter the admin login andpassword and then go to the wireless settings and configure the SSID andEncryption key.
The router's encryption key can be a Passphrase or the WEP or WPA or WPA2key.If you use the Passphrase method select either WEP or WPA or WPA2 togenerate the encryption key. You can enter the WEP or WPA or WPA2 key with 8 to63 ASCII characters or 64 Hex digits.
Most people use Passphrase which is easier to remember eg. I was born inJanuary 1988.
The strongest and latest security is WPA2, the weakest and oldest is WEP. Toconnect to your wireless router from the computer/laptop, configure thewireless card in your computer/laptop with the router's wireless settings ieSSID, plus the WPA or WPA2 encryption key. Then computer/laptops cancommunicate with your wireless router.

Feb 25, 2012 | Sylvania G-Netbook

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I cannot connect to the internet on wireless on my Dell precision M50. When I enter the WEP key I get the following message - 'The network password needs to be 40bits or 104bits depending on your network...


You are trying to connect to a wireless network that has a password (referred to as protection).

Dont worry about the "bits" or the network configuration parts. - thats all overkill.

The long and short of it is that you need a password to log onto your router.

It will either be 5, 10, 13, or 26 characters in length.

If you do not have the password, you can post the version of the router (model number and brand) up here, and someone can help you reset it so that you can put the password into your computer.

First I would check to make sure the "WEP" key is the right number of characters. 5-or-10-or-13-or-26

Feb 23, 2011 | Dell Precision M50 Notebook

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WiFi Password error Msg 5 or 13 ascii characters or 10 or 26 hd


hi there,

go to the router settings page on one of the computers connected to the network.

open the web browser.

go to http://192.168.1.1

username and password is: admin

then on the tabs you should see secruity and your password will be in there.

just remember when you connect you need to maybe press a button on the router to put it in pairing mode.

hope this helps

Apr 06, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite A75-S209 Notebook

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Wireless Internet


Try the rest button should be on the back somewhere and start again to set a password for it. download more info on your router and how to log on to it, if all else fails ring your isp as they will help

Jul 30, 2008 | Toshiba Satellite M35-S359 Notebook

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