WEP key in Hexadecimal Format

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Good day! I'm using a TP-LINK Wireless router (TL-WR340G),and I want to put a security password in it, but I'm having trouble looking for a right WEP key in Hexadecimal format, I keep on encountering this error, by the way I'm not really familiar with this kind of format.

Can someone help me with this?

Error:

WEP Key1 is invalid! The WEP key format is Hexadecimal currently

Make sure that all digits are hexadecimal(zero key is illegal)
and length meets the requirement.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #157988

WEP key in Hexadecimal Format

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Hi Jamesmaverick,

I'm sorry to hear that you are having difficulties with configuring your router. 

Now, to answer your question: 

A Hexadecimal WEP password, or Hex means a password having 0-9 digits and/or with A -F characters. 

In your router's case.. Use only 1-9 & A-F passwords. 

Example. 2145547ADA. Make sure you make passwords that are more than 9 characters to work (increase the number of characters if you are still getting the error).

 

Hope this helps,

 

Paul Pinalb

Answered By 60 points N/A #157989

WEP key in Hexadecimal Format

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Hexadecimal is much like decimal till the numerical value of 9 because after that there is no 10 or 11 but it starts with A, B and so on till F which is for 15. So simply put a normal password using these alpha numerics to create a password using Hexadecimal number system.

Its that easy.

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