Cannot connect to a Secure WEP Network on iPod Touch G2???

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by kydan, Sep 20, 2008.

  1. kydan macrumors newbie

    Sep 13, 2008
    I use a Linksys Wireless Router.

    I originally had the security setup for WEP 128 bit security with a passphrase using the 1st Key.

    However, when I try to setup the WEP on the iPod Touch all it asks for is the passphrase. I enter the passphrase, but no luck.

    Do I have to enter in that long 128 bit generated key instead? U g h

    Right now I have it in WPA2 Personal security and connect just fine.

    Which is more secure?


    Yeah so I got lazy, I typed in the long 128 bit generated key and that's all it needed.
  2. QuantumLo0p macrumors 6502a


    Apr 28, 2006
    WPA/WPA2 is considered more secure than WEP but WPA/WPA2 is not unhackable either.

    As for WEP, it is as secure as strapping a bungie cord across your door. I've read numerous articles suggesting a 12 year old with wifi and free software can crack a WEP connection in a minute or two. All that's needed is a numerous amount of packets to intercept and analyze. I suggest you read up on this more. There are many articles to reference.

    If you are using a wireless access point at home I suggest you segment your network, keeping your wireless traffic separate from your wired traffic. This can be done by using a hardware firewall running free software from Smoothwall or IPcop.

    Most people don't go through that hassle, though. Their security suffers because of it.
  3. coreyl macrumors newbie

    Dec 27, 2008

    How would i find the code i need to enter for this? sounds like i have a similar problem- when i try to connect to the network its saying "cannot connect to ..." even though my password is completely correct :/

    anyone for a walkthrough guide for me? Lol


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