Trouble with Linksys Router and WEP keys with Windows XP

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by Guest, Jun 6, 2005.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I am using a Linksys WRT51AB wireless router and I am having trouble getting
    the encryption to work properly. When I go to enter the WEP keys under the
    router setup I have three choices, 64, 128 and 152 bit. The trouble is that
    when I go to enter the WEP key in windows it only gives me the option of 40
    or 104 bit. How do I get this to work if they won't use the same encryption

    Guest, Jun 6, 2005
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  2. The choices are actually the same in the router setup and Windows, but
    they don't look like it. The difference occurs because a WEP key
    contains 24 bits that aren't user-settable, and different vendors use
    different terminology:

    64-bit (40+24) is the same as 40-bit
    128-bit (104+24) is the same as 104-bit
    Best Wishes,
    Steve Winograd, MS-MVP (Windows Networking)

    Please post any reply as a follow-up message in the news group
    for everyone to see. I'm sorry, but I don't answer questions
    addressed directly to me in E-mail or news groups.

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    Steve Winograd [MVP], Jun 7, 2005
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