On the Authentication tab, you configure the WEP encryption key for secure wireless communication.
To use WEP, the encryption key must be configured as part of the profile before connecting. For more information about
configuring a profile, see
To Create a New Profile on page 7-7.
This drop-down list is active and configurable only when the WEP Key is enabled for the selected
SSID profile. If this drop-down list is active, select one of the following options:
Automatic based on WEP setting – The algorithm automatically matches the AP's setting. This is
the default selection.
WECA Compliant (always use Open) – The algorithm should match the AP's setting for "Open."
Must use Shared with WEP – The algorithm should match the AP's setting for "Shared."
The options in this drop-down list determine what characters can be used to create the WEP
encryption key. Select one of the following five:
Disabled – WEP Key is off
64 bit (HEX) – You can use up to 10 characters in Hexadecimal in the Encryption Key field
64 bit (ASCII) – You can use up to 5 characters in ASCII in the Encryption Key field
128 bit (HEX) – You can use up to 26 characters in Hexadecimal in the Encryption Key field
128 bit (ASCII) – You can use up to 13 characters in ASCII in the Encryption Key field
HEX – Hexadecimal is a set of 16 characters from 0-9 and from A(a)-F(f).
ASCII – ASCII means any printable ASCII character can be typed.
Choose from the available Key IDs: 1 (Default), 2, 3, or 4. Check with your network administrator for
the WEP Key and Key ID you need to use for your network.
Type in the encryption key for your wireless connection. The format allowed in this field depends on
the character set and format selected in the Method field.
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