Linksys WRT54G router

Rick Greep RickGreep at
Wed Nov 8 06:47:15 UTC 2006

On Tuesday 07 November 2006 9:18 pm, Charles Malespin wrote:
> On Tue, 2006-11-07 at 09:35 -0600, Tab Gilbert wrote:
> >         You're savvy, Charles--be your savvy self and do not talk to
> >         the tech about operating systems, tell the tech instead that
> >         you had trouble with the install cd and that you would like
> >         her to walk you through the set-up.
> >
> >         Open a browser, listen to the tech carefully, do what she
> >         says and you will be hanging up in five minutes with a
> >         working wireless network.
> >
> >
> > He is absolutely correct.  You just have to fiddle around with it.
> > When you stick a pin in the back end I would also turn off the modem.
> > The "turn on the modem, wait 60 seconds, turn on the router, wait 60
> > seconds" method turns out to be critical sometimes.  Let us know how
> > things go.
> >
> > tab
> Ok,  So I got the wireless up and running(the wired desktop is connected
> and working) and my laptop see the network as an option.  Then when it
> asks me for my WEP password, it tells me I am using the wrong one(even
> though Im using the one I set it as).  I havent really changed anything
> else.  And I know this is completely the wrong forum to ask this..
> Thanks again,
> CM

You might verify your Key Type matches the key you are entering. I have more 
than once entered the key in hex only to have the Key Type expecting ascii. 

Since you mentioned WEP, I am assuming you are using WEP on the router and not 
WPA. If so you might check out wpa_supplicant. WEP has been broken for 
sometime, using WPA is much safer.

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