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    WEP Password Refused?

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    Question WEP Password Refused?
    When I connect to my wireless home network, it requires my WEP Password. When I enter it, an error message comes up stating "there was an error joining the wireless network" I know that the password its correct and when I disable security, I can connect with no problem. Anyone have any ideas on this??

    Thanks, Ken

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    I'm not an Airport/Wireless router expert, but when it tells you to enter your password, I believe you have to type in the HEX password..did they tell you to copy down a series of letters and numbers when you setup your router? I believe mine was 26 characters.

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    WEP Password Refused?

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    Oh Ok, that makes since. I'll try that. Thanks so much!!!

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    I had the same type of problem with a wep password. I have heard that if you use a $ in front of the password it will work...didnt for me I changed the wep to wpa instead and t works fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenbrinkman View Post
    Oh Ok, that makes since. I'll try that. Thanks so much!!!
    No problem dude..hope it works!

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    With WEP you have to select what type it is. Default is WEP Password which is ACSII. For HEX you have to change it to WEP 48/128 Bit Hex. Then it should work. Use a 26 Character 128Bit HEX as it's the safest. WPA is way more secure but that is how to get WEP to work.
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    WEP Password Refused?

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    I had the same problem. I use WEP and you have to type in the password using quotation marks if it's a 13 character password "*************"


    Give it a go

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    WEP Password Refused?

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    Quote Originally Posted by skendall View Post
    I had the same problem. I use WEP and you have to type in the password using quotation marks if it's a 13 character password "*************"


    Give it a go
    The quotations didn't work for me, however I tried putting a "$" before the password as suggested a previos post. So I put in $********** in the window when it asks me and in the Airport prefrences in Network Prefrences. And now, it works flawlessly. Thanks Everyone!

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