Originally Posted by gibney
sorry my mistake about routers the wep key that came with the live box will not work with linux,so I suppose what I should have asked it what wep key would work with linux.
WEP keys (or WPA) do not care about what OS your are using.
You simply have to use the same key on both ends. The various GUI network tools allow you to set the essid, wep key, etc. but be aware that there are some inconsistencies in syntax. In some cases, an ascii key---eg mykey---must be entered as "s:mykey".
For better help, tell us what version of Linux, what networking tools, and other details.