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Old 04-15-2005, 07:33 PM   #1
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WEP encryption not decrypting


This is my first time using a wireless router. I am now able to get to the routers setup page and want to make it more secure. I was able to increase the firewall to it's low setting while still being able to log on using my wireless laptop. The router is a Westell Versalink and has 128 bit WEP encryption. I went and got a 128 bit ASCII and a 128 bit hex key HERE . Neither seem to decrypt on my laptop's end. My laptop has an Orinoco Classic Gold card that support 128 bit WEP. Both pcs are running Linux. How would I inform my laptop that WEP is being used so that my Orinoco card sees the encrypted bandwith??

This link on Mixing WEP Encryption says:

A particularly tricky combination is products based on the Lucent/WaveLAN drivers (ORiNOCO, Buffalo Tech) with products based on the Intersil PRISM drivers (SMC, Linksys, D-Link, others).

Is this why I cannot receive a wireless connection when WEP is enable and is there a way around this?

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Old 04-15-2005, 08:08 PM   #2
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could you describe what you did with the key once you generated it? you need to enter it in your router's setup, then enable it. you also need to enter it on your laptop using iwconfig or manually editing the config file. did you do both of these?
 
Old 04-16-2005, 02:21 PM   #3
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I just entered it into my router-should I enter it in my router and laptop as hexadecimal?
 
Old 04-16-2005, 02:24 PM   #4
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You also need to enter it on your laptop. Probably like this, to test
Code:
iwconfig wlan0 (or whatever it is) key restricted YOUR WEP KEY
. Once it works you can enter it with the rest of your entry.
 
Old 04-16-2005, 02:39 PM   #5
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I'm online with wep encryption. Now my router allows up to 4 WEP keys-how do I specify on my laptop that there are 4 keys?

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Old 04-16-2005, 02:48 PM   #6
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once all the settings are in, do
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ifconfig wlan0 up
to bring up the card
 
  


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