What is the Maximum wi-fi password length

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by BAmack, Jul 31, 2008.

  1. BAmack macrumors newbie

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    I have a new iPhone 3G. I want to connect to the wi-fi network in my office. The password is 26 characters, alpha and numeric. I use this connection with my laptop often, so I know if works. When I enter it into the password box, the iPhone just reprompts me. The response is so quick it makes me think it didn't validate against the wireless router. I was wondering if there's a maximum to the password length. Any ideas?

    Thanks
    BA
     
  2. atticus18244fsa macrumors 6502

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    Mines pretty long on my router probably about the same length. It goes fine with my iPod Touch. Maybe you are entering a wrong letter (O instead of 0(Zero)). Just a possibility?
     
  3. BAmack thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I had the Network Engineer cut and paste the password in an email to me. The characters range from zero (0) thru E.
     
  4. Raid macrumors 68020

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    I just tried a test password in my iPhone and I got up to 30 characters so I don't think it's a character limit that you're having a problem with. From your description your IT guy gave you a hexcode password. I remember reading about hex key's in the older iPhones where the advice was to put a dollar sign ($) in front of the hex key to get it to work... don't know if that will work with a 2.0 iPhone, but it's worth a shot.
     
  5. BAmack thread starter macrumors newbie

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  6. Raid macrumors 68020

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    Hmm, did a little digging and I found a post that might work (but the thread is a year old):
    It looks like our very own MacRumors god did the same thing!
     
  7. BAmack thread starter macrumors newbie

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    :confused:
    Thanks for doing the extra digging. I don't think those posts will work on a 3G. When the "Select a Wi-Fi Network" window pops up, it shows the name, a lock icon and broadcast (radio) icon. I tap on the network name I get a second window "Enter passowrd for "CompanyFireWall". The window has a text input box, a Cancel Button and a Join button. If I eneter the entire 26 character string and tap Join, the window pops right back up without authenticating the password. :(
     

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