128 bit wep encryption with sp2

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by Guest, Nov 2, 2004.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Since upgrading to sp2, I can no longer type in 26 hex/dec characters for my
    network key. The microsoft wireless configuration will only accept 23 chars.
    My router will not accept 23 chars. It worked prior to the upgrade. I am
    running xp home edition. 2 other friends have the same problem. When I looked
    at the microsoft xp knowledge base it shows wep to be 40 bit, and 104 bit(vs
    128bit). If microsoft only allows 104 bits, then this explains the 3 char
    difference which is causing the problem, but what is the fix?
    Guest, Nov 2, 2004
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  2. Try pasting (ctrl-V) the WEP key into the dialog?

    The extra 3 bits should be used for the IV (which should be random).

    I found this site at random that sort of explains how WEP works:


    Let me know if this helps. I've seen pasting the key work in the past.
    Carl DaVault [MSFT], Nov 3, 2004
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