WEP security

Caezar

macrumors 6502
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What should I do once I set up a WEP 64-bit key?
Do I type the passphrase in the prompt box when I try to connect?
Or do I type 42.CD.5B...7A.4B?
Or is it 42.cd.5b...7a.4b?
Or is it 42cd5b...7a4b?

I tried all combinations and none works.
 

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savar

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Jun 6, 2003
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What should I do once I set up a WEP 64-bit key?
Do I type the passphrase in the prompt box when I try to connect?
Or do I type 42.CD.5B...7A.4B?
Or is it 42.cd.5b...7a.4b?
Or is it 42cd5b...7a4b?

I tried all combinations and none works.
Erase it and make a 128-bit key. I believe something like 20 bits of the "key" are actually used to store static data, so the actual key length of a 64 bit key is around 44 -- my numbers might be off but its something like that. 44 bits can be cracked in a few minutes, while 108 bit might take take as long as an hour.

Once you've done that, when you connect to the network your computer will ask you for a key. Type the numbers/letters in your key (case insensitive, no punctuation) into the box and press "OK".

On windows you have to enter it twice (PITA). Hope this helps--
 

GimmeSlack12

macrumors 603
Apr 29, 2005
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San Francisco
Type in a PassPhrase and hit the button next to that. Then use the Hex codes that are produced when you are accessing your wireless network.

Agreed though that WPA is more user-friendly and more secure (although WEP is safe enough for home networks).
 

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