How can I find the WEP key of my internal Airport card? (PSP troubles!)

tomacintosh

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I'm sharing my ethernet connection around the house using 128bit WEP security with 13 character password and my built in Airport card. Both iBooks in my househould can connect fine, but my PSP WON'T CONNECT!! It's fine when I disable WEP security but I don't want to do that. Someone said I need to find the proper WEP key to put into the PSP, as the password won't work properly.
 

clayj

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Hopefully you have the WEP key written down or printed out somewhere... if you don't, you're probably out of luck unless you reset the WEP key (which means you have to re-configure all of your network devices). Security keys are usually not stored in such a way that they can be read out.
 
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tomacintosh

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When I setup the network sharing I put in a password. That's all, it never showed me a WEP Key version. I've tried putting the password in the PSP but it won't work. I need to find the WEP Key somehow. I know if you have an Airport Base Station you can use the Airport Admin Utility to find it, but I'm using my internal Airport card.
 
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wwooden

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have you tried looking through you Keychain access in your utilities folder? that's usually where you can find almost all your saved passwords for every program. Look for your wireless network name, then select the info at the bottom. You should then be able to see the WEP password.
 
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tomacintosh

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I dont think u guys understand what I'm trying to do, I have a normal router, which plugs in via ethernet, then the airport card is sharing the connection, so my router would have nothing to do with the WEP key would it? Oh and I've checked all over the Keychain and theres nothing
 
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clayj

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tomimacg5 said:
I dont think u guys understand what I'm trying to do, I have a normal router, which plugs in via ethernet, then the airport card is sharing the connection, so my router would have nothing to do with the WEP key would it? Oh and I've checked all over the Keychain and theres nothing
Is your router a wireless router? If so, it ABSOLUTELY has control over the WEP key that's used... you set the WEP key in the router, and then you set the same WEP key in your devices.

I had to enter my entire 26-character WEP key in my PSP. Once I did that, there were no problems with it connecting to the Internet (which is cool now that the PSP software includes a web browser).
 
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tomacintosh

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NO I don't have a Wireless router, sorry to shout but I've said on numerous ocasions that Im sharing an ethernet connection with my internal airport card. Well I've somehow managed to find the 26 character WEP key by using my dads iBook, trouble is it shows up on the iBook with a $ in front of the 26 character key. I've put the 26 characters into the PSP without the $ and it still isn't working, so annoying!
 
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Chef Medeski

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tomimacg5 said:
NO I don't have a Wireless router, sorry to shout but I've said on numerous ocasions that Im sharing an ethernet connection with my internal airport card. Well I've somehow managed to find the 26 character WEP key by using my dads iBook, trouble is it shows up on the iBook with a $ in front of the 26 character key. I've put the 26 characters into the PSP without the $ and it still isn't working, so annoying!
He is using an ad hoc connection through his computer. There is no wireless router. However, I thin your issue may just lie in that. I don't beleive the PSP can make an ad-hoc connection, but I might be wrong. I just always assumed that ad-hoc meant computer to computer. Now, did i get your situation down correct?
 
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madmax_2069

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yea ad-hoc is for psp to psp play the infrastructure mode is to play online.
i dunno how to set up a psp or where to find the info on the laptop to find the key cause isnt the wep key a scrambled version of your password that u put into the wep settings
 
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desmoracing

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Oct 3, 2005
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Same Problem here...airport extreme & PSP WEP Key

Hi,

I got the same problem. I can#t connect with my PSP using my airport extreme. The PSP ask for my WEP key, if I enter the WEP Passwort from the Airport Admin manager ii says that my WEP passwort is incorrect. Looks like I have to find my encrypted WEP password somewhere??? BUT WHERE???

pls help
 
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hadleyhope

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Oct 3, 2005
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WEP Key

A bit of the blind leading the blind, I have the same problem!

I believe that the "WEP Key" is in fact the password you set for WEP on the Airport Express. However from what I have been able to find the PSP will only accept passwords that are 5 or 13 characters long (In my case I got a different error after using a 5 character password).

Mind you I have still not managed to get a secure connection with either WEP or WPA Personal. Research seems to indicate that the latest firmware for the Airport is not compatible with the PSP.

It works fine for me on an open network.

Anyone that can provide a step by step guide to get an encrypted connection with PSP firmware 2.0 and Airport firmware 6.1.2?


Regards
 
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jhussey

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Use Airport Admin Utility

If you have access to the administration of your Airport device, open your Airport Admin Utility. Once you have logged in pulldown the Base Station Menu to Equivalent Network Password and you will be able to see your WEP key.
John
 
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Hmac

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I dont think u guys understand what I'm trying to do, I have a normal router, which plugs in via ethernet, then the airport card is sharing the connection, so my router would have nothing to do with the WEP key would it? Oh and I've checked all over the Keychain and theres nothing
The WEP key is ALL about the router. It generated the key in the first place.
 
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