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Posted 12 February 2010 - 16:09
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Posted 01 May 2010 - 00:13
A google seems to show quite a few people having issues with it - is yours win7 64 or 32 bit? What driver are you using for your wireless card? A MS one? Or one by the maker of the card?
If your manually setting up the network, and putting in the actual HEX key and picking the correct index setting - it should work.
On your wireless router you should see something sim to this.
Verify that your putting in the ACTUAL key ie in this example the 62CA15E1EA vs the test123 which the router used to generate the key. Also verify that the index one used matches up, see how its using index 1, verify that your putting that in you wireless settings on the machine and using the correct key for index 1.
Make sure you remove any auto created networks for your SSID and create the manual one where you select open and wep and use the actual HEX KEY vs any sort of passphrase or ascii password you use to create the keys.
Posted 01 May 2010 - 00:21
In Open System authentication, the WLAN client need not provide its credentials to the Access Point during authentication. Thus, any client, regardless of its WEP keys, can authenticate itself with the Access Point and then attempt to associate. In effect, no authentication (in the true sense of the term) occurs. After the authentication and association, WEP can be used for encrypting the data frames. At this point, the client needs to have the right keys.
In Shared Key authentication, the WEP key is used for authentication. A four-way challenge-response handshake is used:
1.The client station sends an authentication request to the Access Point.
2.The Access Point sends back a clear-text challenge.
3.The client has to encrypt the challenge text using the configured WEP key, and send it back in another authentication request.
4.The Access Point decrypts the material, and compares it with the clear-text it had sent. Depending on the success of this comparison, the Access Point sends back a positive or negative response.
After the authentication and association, the pre-shared WEP key is also used for encrypting the data frames using RC4 .
At first glance, it might seem as though Shared Key authentication is more secure than Open System authentication, since the latter offers no real authentication. However, it is quite the reverse. It is possible to derive the keystream used for the handshake by capturing the challenge frames in Shared Key authentication. Hence, it is advisable to use Open System authentication for WEP authentication, rather than Shared Key authentication. (Note that both authentication mechanisms are weak.)
Posted 02 May 2010 - 12:39
can you pls tell me whether there is an option under 'Encryption' for 26 hex digits. The reason I ask this is because the wep key index 1 on the AP has a WEP key with 26 hex chars as I have chose 128
Posted 02 May 2010 - 13:16
Edited by BudMan, 02 May 2010 - 13:23.
Posted 27 March 2012 - 05:33