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dlucas
2006-04-06, 03:02
I have switched my network from WPA to WEP so that I can use a bridge as in my new home the signals don't travel too well. All 3 of my Windows XP SP2 PCs can connect to the internet OK, but my 2 squeezeboxes are showing problems - they end up with odd IP addresses (not the usual 192.168.11.x etc) and cannot find the slimserver on the right PC. Removing all encryption (yikes) solves the problem. Before I switched to WPA everything was fine.

I am using Windows XP zero wireless config set to "shared" and 64-bit WEP. I am using a 5-digit code as the key. It has occurred to me that I might be entering the WEP in the squeezebox incorrectly due to confusion between hex and decimal. If my WEP key is "11111" in the Windows XP setup screen, how do I enter this into the setup screen of the squeezebox - is "0101010101" the right approach?

Any help much appreciated.
Dan

geoffb
2006-04-06, 05:46
On 4/6/06, dlucas wrote:

> I am using Windows XP zero wireless config set to "shared" and 64-bit
> WEP. I am using a 5-digit code as the key.

>From what I know, and from my own WEP setup, 64-bit keys should be 10
characters in length. If I enter 1234512345 in Windows, that exact
same string goes into the SB.

Cheers
Geoff

gregklanderman
2006-04-06, 09:01
>>>>> dlucas <dlucas.25u7qb1144317901 (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> writes:

> showing problems - they end up with odd IP addresses (not the usual
> 192.168.11.x etc) and cannot find the slimserver on the right PC.

That sound like something that might be fixed by last night's release
of firmware 37.

greg

dlucas
2006-04-07, 20:46
I didn't realise that the key is effectively being converted from an ASCII string to hex, so that for example "1" becomes "31". It's working now. Thanks to those who responded.

Dan