Originally Posted by Hughes
Thanks Neej Saub
That did not work for me. I think 128bit has something to do with 10 characters. I just use old telephone numbers. Maybe its has something to do with the fact that its all numbers.
One thing to distinguish between is the text version of your key and the hex version of your key. Most routers allow you to enter a text word or phrase and then generate a hexidecimal representation of that, and it is the hex version that is the actual WEP key. If you're entering the text version (in your case the old phone number) into whatever GUI monstrosity ships with Ubuntu these days, you probably have to tell it that it is the text version so it can create the corresponding hex version. The alternative, as suggested by pentode, is to get the hex version directly off of your router and enter that. Even if you're using just numbers in your text version, the hex version almost certainly won't be just numbers.