64-bit WEP to 128-bit WEP network

Discussion in 'Wireless Internet' started by Ian, Jun 22, 2006.

  1. Ian

    Ian Guest

    I have an Orinoco wireless PCMCIA card that only supports 64-bit WEP.
    Can I still use this card to connect to a 128-bit WEP enabled AP?
    IOW, is 128-bit WEP backwards compatible with 64-bit WEP?
     
    Ian, Jun 22, 2006
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  2. ~ I have an Orinoco wireless PCMCIA card that only supports 64-bit WEP.
    ~ Can I still use this card to connect to a 128-bit WEP enabled AP?
    ~ IOW, is 128-bit WEP backwards compatible with 64-bit WEP?

    Nope, if your AP requires "128bit WEP" (i.e. 104bit key + 24 bit IV), then
    a client configured for "64bit WEP" (i.e. 40bit key + 24 bit IV) won't do.

    Aaron
     
    Aaron Leonard, Jun 27, 2006
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