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Re: WEP key... doesnt work in RH Linux 8



On Thu, 2003-02-06 at 11:03, Dave Sherman wrote:
> On Thu, 2003-02-06 at 11:50, Levinshtein, Eyal wrote:
> > Is there any incompatibility in the WEP key?   
> > 
> > I enter a WEP key on the AP, and enter the same WEP key on my client in
> > Windows it works.   If I enter the same WEP key in RH Linux 8.0 it will not
> > work.?
> > 
> > Any idea why?
> > 
> > I use Orinoco Gold and Lucent AP-500
> 
> I know I had to manually edit the config file for eth1 (my wireless
> card), and change the channel to 6 (it was 1 by default).
> 
> You might also verify whether you are set to use 64 bit WEP or 128 bit
> WEP. They do not use compatible keys, even if you (try to) enter the
> same key for both.
> 
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You have to know whether the key is a string or hex

Strings must be preceded by a $

Hex keys are 13 digits long for 64 bit - 26 digits long for 128 bit - I
haven't a clue the length for 40 bit

Craig





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