Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by Anonymous, Jul 13, 2005.

  1. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Can anyone tell me how to get the router to recognixe a WEP data encrypted wireless card on a Dell (i may not have said that right)
  2. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    What type of wireless minicard is in the Dell?. The Intel 2200BG has been problematic without an upgrade of its driver to the latest version on the Intel website. Set both the router and wireless NIC to WEP encryption, use hexadecimal on the wireless card, since Linksys keys are in hex. Use the same keylength and key. Do not use key generators on either the router or the wireless card since the WEP key generators from different manufacturers generate different keys. Save your setting on both the router and wireless card.
  3. bluedog

    bluedog Network Guru Member

    Not sure what other devices you have.. But consider going to WPA... It might be easier to type in a long phrase. If you can't go to WPA.. When doing wep make sure you are using the right generated value.. For instance if you say use key 2 then make sure you type in the long "key" for 2.

    I haven't used WEP for a long time as I try to avoid it... So others please correct as needed.
  4. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    Do not use the second key. You can cut and paste the keys from a key generator, but as I said before do not use the paraphase key generators from two different manufacturers, since they may not generate tha same keys.
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