11 Replies Latest reply: Jul 13, 2007 10:54 PM by Laminator
kramko55 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I have a wrt54g Linksys wireless router and when I try and connect via iPhone with the WEP security enabled I get prompted for my password. Everytime I enter it I get a password error. I have changed the password a few times and I still can't get connected. When I turn off the WEP security on my router, I get connected fine. Is there a way to leave WEP security enabled but still get a connection through the iPhone?

Windows XP Pro
  • 1. Re: WEP passphrase
    inursha Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    i am having the same issue. And i do not feel like turning off my WEP so that all my neighbors can access my network. There has to be a way. I was at the apple store and accessed the wifi in an instant.
  • 2. Re: WEP passphrase
    kramko55 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I figured it out. Go to your router set up and enter the Key 1 information preceded by a $ as the wi-fi password on your iPhone for the WEP Hex security setting. This should work so that you don't have to turn off the WEP security on your router. Make sense?
  • 3. Re: WEP passphrase
    maniakes Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I've been trying to solve this same problem with my new MBP and have had no luck. I tried the "$" solution but I am unable to enter a $ into the key because it is not an acceptable hex character. Any other suggestions?
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    AymR Level 2 Level 2 (360 points)
    Don't add the $ on your router - use it on the iPhone to let the iPhone know it's a Hex key.

    Aym
  • 5. Re: WEP passphrase
    maniakes Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I wasn't adding it to the router. I was trying to add it to the MPB in the window that opens when I click on the Airport icon. The $ character is not accepted.
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    wsmeyer Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)
    In the box where you enter the password there is a blue arrow on the right. Clicking there brings up the choice of password or hex key. Not sure if you saw that but it wasn't mentioned.

    William.
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    Paul Kern Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    I am having the same issue.. I have left WEP on..using Key 3.. I have tried the $ and no "$"..the iPhones shoes the network..full signal strength..but remains on Edge..ideas?
  • 8. Re: WEP passphrase
    ArchEnemy75 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have a wrt54g Linksys wireless router and when I
    try and connect via iPhone with the WEP security
    enabled I get prompted for my password. Everytime I
    enter it I get a password error. I have changed the
    password a few times and I still can't get connected.
    When I turn off the WEP security on my router, I get
    connected fine. Is there a way to leave WEP
    security enabled but still get a connection through
    the iPhone?



    THIS WORKS

    Try this…. Click on your Settings icon, then click on the Wi-Fi icon, then click the blue circle for the network you want to enter your WEP key for, then click on the “WEP Password” in the security window, then switch it to WEP hex or ASCII. You should sync right up.

    Basic recap, change the login from “WEP Password” to “WEP hex or ASCII”.



    HP   Windows XP  
  • 9. Re: WEP passphrase
    Vegemite Kid Level 2 Level 2 (175 points)
    Neither password or hex works for me. Does iPhone support 128 WEP?
    I successfully connect at a local coffee shop using a hex WEP key (48 bit I think) but now I am home and it will not connect - no regular password or hex is accepted. Any ideas?
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    Vegemite Kid Level 2 Level 2 (175 points)
    I can't believe I forgot this... I had to add the MAC address to the list allowed on my network. I works a treat, though it gets rather hot watching YouTube videos.
  • 11. Re: WEP passphrase
    Laminator Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    This finally worked after having 2Wire trouble with both of my IPhones so maybe it will help. In the WiFI settings area enter password with the $ sign first for the WEP. When it wont accept it then hit the blue arrow so you can choose WEP or HEX. When you get there the WEP will have a check in front of it. Check the hex and then go back. Your password will still be there with the $ sign in it. Tap on the 2Wire now and you should be connected. I hope this helps. Although I have few skills at this I was able to get both IPhones going instantly after numerous attempts.