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"x" in Pre-shared Key

Discussion in 'Cisco Small Business Routers and VPN Solutions' started by HercNav, Apr 1, 2006.

  1. HercNav

    HercNav LI Guru Member

    I've read a reference or two that mention including an "x" in the Pre-shared Key. Could someone please explain why?
     
  2. DocLarge

    DocLarge Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    I stated that because with the WAG54G Firmware 1.01.6 (or at least with mine), it had an issue establishing a tunnel or vpn client connection if some form of hexadecimal wasn't used. In the end, I found that just by including "x" in the preshared key (ie., linksysx1234), I was able to get the connection going.

    It works for me, but the firmware version may be deciding factor in the end.

    Doc
     
  3. HercNav

    HercNav LI Guru Member

    So not something I should worry about when using a couple WRV54Gs....?
     
  4. DocLarge

    DocLarge Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Not in particular, but if you have a problem getting the tunnels running, it's something you can try on the off chance :)

    Doc
     

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