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Post by MetalGoddess » Thu Apr 23, 2009 10:45 am

I'm trying to set up my D-Link DI-524 wireless router with encryption. I'm in the middle of the setup wizard and the damn thing wants me to input 26 HEX characters! Where the hell do I find that? Do I make it up?

I just enabled WEP encryption. It was supposed to give me a choice between HEX and ANSII, but I only got HEX.

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Post by skipp666 » Thu Apr 23, 2009 11:07 am

Looks like a key that you make up.

Step 3 Select Enable next to the WEP radio buttons. For WEP encryption select 64, 128, or 256-bit encryption. For the Key type select HEX. If you have an option for Authentication type, select Shared Key.

Step 4 Select Key 1. Enter a Hex encryption key that you make up. The length of the encryption key will depend on what you selected under WEP Encryption.

http://support.dlink.com/faq/view.asp?p ... /%20DI-784
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Originally Posted by Shitcock Jr
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WWMKD?

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Post by PnDsCm » Thu Apr 23, 2009 11:47 am

Don't use WEP... Use WPA... If your AP doesn't support it go buy one that does. WEP is relatively insecure and a pain in the ass when you have to enter 13 or 26 digits of hex into every device you want to connect.
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Post by MetalGoddess » Thu Apr 23, 2009 12:18 pm

PnDsCm wrote:Don't use WEP... Use WPA... If your AP doesn't support it go buy one that does. WEP is relatively insecure and a pain in the ass when you have to enter 13 or 26 digits of hex into every device you want to connect.
Thanks, Skippy & Pndscm.

What is the difference between the WEP & WPA?

I inherited the router and was trying it out. I am new to this wireless stuff. I've been too worried about the security of a wireless connection, so I have 25 and 50 foot LAN cords all over my house. ;) Security is a major concern for me, so if the WPA has better security, I will buy one of those.

Tipton says the wires make for a faster connection for XBox 360, so we want to keep that and the main computer attached with cords.

We now have a DSI2, a PSP and my iTouch iPod that all need wireless to access wifi. So I would have to enter that code in all three devices? Plus my laptop in my room (I currently have a 25 ft cord going from the office to the bedroom). Nice decor, I know.

Another question, since I have such great techie help here and I'm fairly ignorant on the subject. When I was at the airport, I tried to access a wifi on my iTouch Ipod (NOT a phone). Do I have to sign up and pay for a wifi service to get access? I have Comcast at home.

Thanks so much! I'll buy you a beer next time I see ya!
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Post by Adremelech » Thu Apr 23, 2009 8:27 pm

WEP and WPA are just two different wireless encryption algorithms. Chris is right about WEP. Can be cracked without too much hassle, and the big keys are a serious pain in the ass. WPA basically just requires you to set up what is essentially just a regular-style password that you have to enter when you connect. MUCH better.

(WPA is crackable too, but not as easily as WEP).
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Post by skipp666 » Thu Apr 23, 2009 8:44 pm

Not sure, but WEP may also decrease speed.
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Originally Posted by Shitcock Jr
Skipp and the Spice 5[the first pressing of "Douche, the cleaner of the beast" gets my fist in the air everytime!!!].

WWMKD?

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Post by PnDsCm » Fri Apr 24, 2009 7:59 am

WEP causes cancer
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Post by PnDsCm » Fri Apr 24, 2009 7:59 am

WEP raised my taxes
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Post by PnDsCm » Fri Apr 24, 2009 8:00 am

WEP ate my goldfish
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Post by PnDsCm » Fri Apr 24, 2009 8:01 am

WEP gave me crabs
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Post by PnDsCm » Fri Apr 24, 2009 8:02 am

WPA2 with Radius is like a skittle shitting unicorn!
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Post by PnDsCm » Fri Apr 24, 2009 8:03 am

and WEP killed John Lennon
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Post by Adremelech » Fri Apr 24, 2009 8:09 am

WEP ate my balls.


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Post by skipp666 » Fri Apr 24, 2009 7:32 pm

Dude!
The doctor needs to see a doctor. Seems he's got the WEP!
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Originally Posted by Shitcock Jr
Skipp and the Spice 5[the first pressing of "Douche, the cleaner of the beast" gets my fist in the air everytime!!!].

WWMKD?

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- Skipp666 (Oct. 5th, 2007)[/SIZE]

RIP Mr. Reed :whine:

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Post by AchimbaProphet » Sat Apr 25, 2009 11:24 am

I had this same model router for many years. It is dependable. Moreso I have found that the router which has replaced it. :(
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Post by Chris Slack » Sat Apr 25, 2009 11:39 am

AchimbaProphet wrote:I had this same model router for many years. It is dependable. Moreso I have found that the router which has replaced it. :(
I had that one for several years myself, it just died last month. 'Twas a good one all right.
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