Re: Clarification of key terminaology.

On Tue, 2008-01-22 at 11:37 -0500, Dan Williams wrote:
> On Tue, 22 Jan 2008, Ryan Novosielski wrote:
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> > ASCII and hex keys go together in that one is just the opposite
> > representation of the other. I believe 40-bit is 5 chars long in ASCII
> > and 128-bit is 13 chars, but I could be messing that up. I have no idea
> > what the passphrase one is, but it's not something I can use.
> What AP do you have?  Every consumer AP sold in the last 5 years uses WEP 
> passphrases, not ASCII keys.  Chances are that you have encountered passphrases 
> before, but since the WEP key situation is so confusing, you may not know it.

Unfortunately ignorance can result in your doing remarkable things. I
have a 2wire 1701HG router. It came with a hex key of 10 digits. By
sheer ignorance I managed to change it into a 13 digit ASCII key.
Now the mystery is does the AP use a 48 bit key from the hex digits or
the 104 bit key from the 13 digit ASCII key?

I am not sure how to find out.
QOTD: "I used to go to UCLA, but then my Dad got a job."
Aaron Konstam telephone: (210) 656-0355 e-mail: akonstam sbcglobal net

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