12-09-2010 04:22 PM - edited 12-09-2010 04:23 PM
trying to help my son set up Linksys WRT546. Wireless works fine if Security Mode is Disable, but when I set to WEP and enter a password, generate and save, and then try to sign on the network, I keep getting invalid password. I can then switch security mode back to Disable and name appears w/o password protection, but at least works.
Why isn't the password I am entering on the Wireless Security site, not recognized?
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12-10-2010 08:36 AM
Thanks, but I still don't get it. are you saying that I don't enter a passphrase and instead type password into key 1? According to help, the 64 bits takes 10 characters and 128-bit WEP requires 26 characters. Should I create a 26 character password and enter it there? that doesn't seem right? I I did this w/o problem on my home wireless router, but am missing something basic here.
12-10-2010 08:40 AM
If you are gonna use WEP, just type anything in the PASSPHRASE field and then copy the KEY 1, because that will serve as your PASSWORD. If you use 64-bit WEP, it will generate a 10-character password as you can see on Key 1-4. But, if you want to use your own password and not let the router generate one for you, please select WPA instead. Please refer to the link below.
Hope this helps.