Nightmare With WPA Key!!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Bongolo, Nov 10, 2007.

  1. Bongolo macrumors regular

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    Hi guys,

    I am having a nightmare inputing the key to join my home wireless network on my UK iPhone! :(

    The key is 62 characters and it takes ages to input and every times it says wrong password. :eek:

    Is there any easier way to join my home network as I have been trying since 6:45PM last night??

    I really look forward to any suggestions.

    Many thanks in advance.

    Bongolo
     
  2. JNB macrumors 604

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    Change the home networks pw to something less absurdly long?

    ADD: That's (assuming you use upper/lower case, numerics, and special characters) 380-bit. Credit card transactions are usually 128-bit. 8-12 characters mixed (49 to 73-bit) is plenty for a home net.
     
  3. ibanana macrumors 6502

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    be sure you respect lower/upper case as i had the same issue with mine.
     
  4. MrT8064 macrumors 6502a

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  5. Bongolo thread starter macrumors regular

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    Unfortunately this is not an option JohnNotBeatle, but thanks for your reply.

    Surely there must be a way to do this or at list see the key as you enter it??

    TIA
     
  6. Bongolo thread starter macrumors regular

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    I live in flats with many other ppls using wifi and run a business from home, I have sensitive information shared and cannot risk using anything else. :(

    I got the key in first time with my HTC Touch!

    I really hope some can help. :eek:
     
  7. JNB macrumors 604

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    Well, aside from being insane overkill, 380-bit is not only hugely more than is conceivably needed (see my edited first response), it's so strong as to bring suspicion. So, you building an A-bomb in the flat? :p
     
  8. blaster_boy macrumors 6502

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    Have you tried typing it into something else on your iphone ? A note for example or an address book ?

    That way you can check if perhaps the iphone is not behaving as you expect it. I read somewhere that for firmware 1.1.1 there was a problem with shift not being sticky or sticky when it shouldn't be... perhaps this is still the case for 1.1.2 ?
     
  9. kickingk macrumors newbie

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    goto settings and manually configure your wifi rather than letting the iphone find your wifi this way way you can can set what key uou are you are using ie wep etc etc, click the key you are using and enter the password it should work. for some reason default when it finds wifi it using a different setting, try it.
     
  10. otto-mate macrumors member

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    I've done that a few times, forgetting I also use MAC filtering. Your not using that too or anything? Just a thought.

    M.
     
  11. Bongolo thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks kickingk,

    You may be right! I'll try that now. :)
     
  12. Bongolo thread starter macrumors regular

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    You was correct kickingk, it worked!!! :D

    Many thanks. :cool:
     
  13. Barry Scott macrumors newbie

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    My WPA key is about the same length - and I've just managed to get my iPhone connected - yay!:):):)
     
  14. skubish macrumors 68030

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    I use the WPA passkey setting. It works great and I don't have to enter 62 characters.
     
  15. MacFanBoyIIe macrumors 6502

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    Or someone could do a little research on passphrases and realize it would take a 1-million-core-supercomputer more than the current age of the sun (4+ billion years) to brute force just 0.01% of all possible combinations of a passphrase 1/5 that length. 62 characters is hyper paranoid.
    Seriously, if someone wants your secrets, they will break in your apartment and steal your computer or install spyware.
    12 pseudo-random characters is more than enough.
     
  16. Flhusky macrumors 6502a

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    wpa and secure, never heard them together in a paragraph.... :rolleyes:
    MAC filter? guess no one has ever spoofed a MAC before. :eek:
    rainbow tables, you've heard of them I know you have :D

    Consumer grade, stock factory firmware Wifi devices are only secure when configured 1 or 2 ways.
    1 Powered off in the box on the closet shelf
    2. Powered on, in a Faraday cage with the intended wireless device
     

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