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New Linksys set up

Discussion in 'DD-WRT Firmware' started by mbwhitacre, Dec 29, 2005.

  1. mbwhitacre

    mbwhitacre Network Guru Member

    I just bought the WRT54G router and the WPC54G adapter card for my laptop. I have my desktop hardwired to the new router and have installed the software and adapter card in my laptop. I cannot seem to get the WEP set.
    I want to set the SSID and the then the WEP to 128. Where do I get the WEP key? What is a Hex digits?

    Are there already upgrades that I need to download for this router? It is the version 5.
  2. Couledouce

    Couledouce Network Guru Member

    Normally you should be able to enter the key for WEP using a Passphrase (normal text that gets automatically turned into the key so that you don't have to remember the 26 hex digits).

    On the WRT it is in the Wireless/Security page of the web interface.
    For the WPC54G adapter, check the user guide, you should be able to set a profile with the SSID and Paasphrase that you used on the WRT.


    "In mathematics and computer science, hexadecimal, or simply hex, is a numeral system with a radix or base of 16 usually written using the symbols 0–9 and A–F or a–f. "
  3. mbwhitacre

    mbwhitacre Network Guru Member

    Roger that. I will go back and check the router settings. I don't think I did the pass phrase and wep on it firts. I tried setting it in the adapter settings on the laptop and when I would type in a passphrase I did notice it was generating a key.

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