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Default wireless problem - 01-20-2009, 10:30 PM

I had been to 2 coffee shops that provides wiresless internet, when i connect they both show WEP 128bits. when i enter the passwords they given, i cant connect. at home i use WPA and i have no problem connecting. and i also have no problem connecting wireless that requires no password
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Default Re: wireless problem - 01-21-2009, 06:10 AM

When using WEP, you have to select "ASCII" or "HEX" password and 64 vs 128 bit - make sure you choose the correct options.

Which password were you given? If you don't know - HEX contains only 0-9 and a-f, ASCII includes every character.

Network Manager has never done very well with ASCII. If this is the issue - Workarounds:

1. Convert password with online tool: http://centricle.com/tools/ascii-hex/
Of course, you have to already be online to do this!

2. Use a script like this: http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/f/topic-3-23-19098-0.html

Give option 1 a try - if it works then we will at least have identified the problem.
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Default Re: wireless problem - 01-21-2009, 07:38 AM

how do i know 64bit or 128bit? usually people working there dont know how the router is set i think, most of the time is their phone numbers, in that case do i try all combinations?

there are 3 chooses 64bit, 64bit(other option i forgot), and 128bits

and 2 or 3 chooses i forgot: hex, asci, other??

so i have to try all 9 combinations?
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Default Re: wireless problem - 01-21-2009, 10:35 AM

How long is the password?

Does it contain any characters that are not 0-9 or a-f?

You can try looking on wikipaedia for more details, but essentially, 64-bit are shorter than 128-bit and ASCII have non-HEX (i.e. not 0-9 or a-f) characters. So you can generally work it out just by looking at the password.

From memory:
5 letter ASCII = 64-bit
13 letter ASCII = 128-bit
13 digit HEX = 64-bit
26 digit HEX = 128-bit

But you might want to double-check those details.
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Default Re: wireless problem - 01-21-2009, 11:37 AM

it is phone number: 3 + 7 = 10 digits number
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