Problems when WEP is enabled

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by SG1Freak, Mar 11, 2005.

  1. SG1Freak

    SG1Freak Network Guru Member

    Today i bought a new WRT54G. I also got 2 d-link pci wireless cards (22mbit) which were included in my old d-link package. the cards only run at 11mbit, but thats not the problem.
    when i activate wep, i can establish a connection to the router with both cards, but i can't open any site in the www. when i deactivate wep everything runs fine.
    can anybody help me? i'm running satori-firmware atm, but nothing changed.
    is there a software problem or a hardware incompatibility? i don't want to buy new pci-cards atm too, but i would like to have wep
    do these "old d-links" support wpa?

    i hope you can read my english ;)
    thx and greets from germany
  2. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    Make certain that you are typing in the same key. Linksys uses hexadecimal d-link may use ANSCI.
  3. SG1Freak

    SG1Freak Network Guru Member

    but if the keys weren't identical, there wouldn't be a connection either... or am I wrong?
    but thanks, i'll proof this as soon as possible
  4. Esquire

    Esquire Mesquire Staff Member Member

    Not necessarily.

    I have seen the key being out by one character (must have entered it wrong twice on the client as well) and the client showed it was connected to the router - no network connection nonetheless. I have tried to duplicate this but results were mixed - only *showed a connection* about 30-40% of the time. Windows XP SP2 seems to manage better with this situation and so far I have not been able to repeat the feat.

    Are you using the same type of key? It's like what howardp6 said - Hex to Hex. Linksys doesn't seem to accept ASCII equivalents.
  5. SG1Freak

    SG1Freak Network Guru Member

    thanks, it was exactly as you said. i had a wrong character in the key, because i can't read my own bad handwriting :oops: after generating a new password and typing it in correctly everyxthing runs fine!
    Thx for the help!
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