On 12 Feb, 14:36, "Kushty"
> Let's say myWEP key is a simple 64-Bit ascii string such as: DAF45.
> Having set this up in NetwokManager OR IFUP (I've tried lots of
> different variations) it still returns the following iwconfig output
> run as root:
> wlan0 RT2500 Wireless ESSID:"WLAN"
> Mode:Managed Frequency=2.412 GHz Bit Rate=1 Mb/s Tx-
> Power:0 dBm
> RTS thrff Fragment thrff
> Encryption key:4441-4634-35 Security modepen
> Notice the totally different key listed therein?
> This has been tried on a couple of different networks using different
> brands of Wireless Routers yet the key is still reported wrong. Even
> using iwconfig to manually enter the key results in this anomaly.
Don't worry. I think I've worked out the encryption problem now.
Even though the Linksys router generates a 'Hex' key for you, it in
fact generates an ascii string and this, in turn, is generated back
into true hex form by the linux box.
Hence, what the router purports to be Hex DAF45 is, in fact,
interpreted by linux as 4441-4634-35.