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I can get into the GUI of the router so I have the correct password. However after I have set up the WEP encryption it then asks me the password again and will not accept what I put in.

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Hello, and thanks for using FixYa.

you can't put just anything into the password field, depending on if the password is set to HEX or ACII you have a certain amount of letters or numbers that you must enter, and if it is hex you are limited to 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 A B C D E F.

64bit key is around 5 ACII (normal letters) Or 10 Hex digits
128bit key is around 13 ACII or 26 Hex digits

2 hex digits = 1 ACII letter.

And so on. Generate a high security key for the lenght that you want from
http://www.andrewscompanies.com/tools/wep.asp


Please let me know if you require further assistance or if you have any questions.
Thanks,
Ekse


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