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Connecting to a wireless connection

Discussion in 'Networking' started by blakearm, Sep 27, 2008.

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  1. blakearm

    blakearm Thread Starter

    Sep 27, 2008
    Hi all,

    I've just arrived at a new apartment in France and can't connect to the wireless network.

    I have a HP Pavillion xe4500 laptop running with windows XP Pro. The router is a NEUF NB4-SER-r0.

    When I type in the passcode, it says:

    "The network password needs to be 40bits or 104bits depending on your network configuration. This can be entered as 5 or 13 ascii characters or 10 or 26 hexadecimal characters."

    The "correct" password that I was given is 20 characters. I currently trying to connect via WEP. I wonder if perhaps it has something to do with a compatability issue between american and french keyboards.

    Thanks for any and all help!
  2. TerryNet

    TerryNet Moderator

    Mar 23, 2005
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    20 characters doesn't sound like WEP on any keyboard. Better ask again what encryption is being used.
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