2007 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Apr 27, 2010 1:47 AM by Ingo2711
Copied from a reply by luvlabs from this post: http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=11297448�
WEP and the Apple (and this applies to more than the touch) interpret the encryption protocol differently and hence the supposed connection "issues". If you want to use WEP successfully, you have to follow the following rules:
1. Password character length - 5 characters for 48 (64) bit encryption; 13 characters for 128 bit encryption.
2. Only one WEP key permitted in the router firmware
3. The WEP key in field Key1 may be used in place of a password. As an alternative, the key printed on the router label can be used.
This is why I recommend WPA2-psk. It is far more secure than WEP and much easier to implement.
or this one by *Jason L* from http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=10981107�
...You'll want to use a 5 or 13 character password in order to make sure all devices hash the password the same way, as mentioned here: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1344.
You can avoid the hashing issues by using the newer and more secure WPA2 Personal protocol.
If the issue is not caused by the length of the password, try updating the wireless router and/or restarting it.
You can also try the general Wi-Fi troubleshooting tips in this article: http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1398.
I give up, its been 3 more hours tonight, and still not working. Changed to 64 bit using 5 character for the 10 hex/dec code, then back to 13 for the 128 hex/dec - by using the passphrase I created under the auto key assignment, then put that passphrase in my laptop, it would not work either. Buying a new updated router in the morning, it seems the passphrase portion of mine is dead. Thanks for your input.