Hex and ASCII Keys

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by -TC-, Jun 20, 2004.

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    I have the following setup using WPA, so far been working perfectly with a
    64 length hex encryption key

    HP Procurve 420 Wireless Access Point (running in mixed 802.11b / 802.11g)
    Various 3Com wireless cards, some 11b some 11g
    All connect fine and are stable within good range of the access point

    I have now added an HP Wireless Print Server - JetDirect 380x (supports WPA,

    The problem is; the HP Wireless Print Server ONLY seems to accept an ASCII
    WPA key (up to 63 characters).

    Our key, and ALL other devices, is a Hex key (64 digits in length).

    Is it possible to convert the key to ASCII? Will this then work do you
    think, for the print server?

    Any other suggestions?

    -TC-, Jun 20, 2004
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