changing wep key to 8 characters
moviebuff82580
Hello,
I'm currently trying to connect a Wifi range extender to our Verizon FiOS Internet network. I recently bought a Crystalview router/repeater which advertises that it can be a range extender after changing a few settings. I have changed all the settings per the manufacturer directions, but am running into a problem with connecting it properly. The problem is coming into play when entering the WEP key into the extender. I get a message that the key must be 8 characters in length, and our default WEP key is 10 characters. I've tried changing the WEP key from the HEX to ASCII which reduces it to the characters, but I get the message I need 8.

My question is this: is there a way to change the WEP key to exactly 8 characters?
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bruteforce1
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https://www.grc.com/passwords.htm fyi copy n paste atleast 20 charactors to be secure

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moviebuff82580
Thanks!
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moviebuff82580
How do I change that option?
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smith6612
Community Leader
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Check out this page: https://www.verizon.com/Support/Residential/Internet/fiosinternet/networking/setup/security/125521.h...

Check the link under your router for "Change to WPA2"

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smith6612
Community Leader
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You should consider using WPA2 as the security method instead of WEP.

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