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Having another attempt to get this netbook working on wi-fi.

It connects to the web if connected to the ethernet cable.
I have been putting in the various codes / passwords for the router but
then get this message.....

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

The above does not relate to anything on the router label, I have tried
all the numbers/passwords to no avail.

Anyone know what or where I get this?

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On 07/07/2019 09:28, ss wrote:
Having another attempt to get this netbook working on wi-fi.

It connects to the web if connected to the ethernet cable.
I have been putting in the various codes / passwords for the router but
then get this message.....

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

The above does not relate to anything on the router label, I have tried
all the numbers/passwords to no avail.

Anyone know what or where I get this?


Do you even understand how to log in to your router and check what the
wifi password is set to? Or set a new one?


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ss wrote:

Having another attempt to get this netbook working on wi-fi.
"It is asking for a network password needs to be 40bits or 104bits


sounds like the router is configured to use the ancient (horribly
broken) WEP encryption, can you reconfigure the router to use WPA or
WPA2 encryption?
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On 07/07/2019 09:43, The Natural Philosopher wrote:
On 07/07/2019 09:28, ss wrote:
Having another attempt to get this netbook working on wi-fi.

It connects to the web if connected to the ethernet cable.
I have been putting in the various codes / passwords for the router
but then get this message.....

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

The above does not relate to anything on the router label, I have
tried all the numbers/passwords to no avail.

Anyone know what or where I get this?


Do you even understand how to log in to your router and check what the
wifi password is set to? Or set a new one?


Because it sure looks like your router is set up for WEP when it ought
to be WPA2/PSK.



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On 07/07/2019 09:46, Andy Burns wrote:
ss wrote:

Having another attempt to get this netbook working on wi-fi.
"It is asking for a network password needs to be 40bits or 104bits


sounds like the router is configured to use the ancient (horribly
broken) WEP encryption, can you reconfigure the router to use WPA or
WPA2 encryption?


Without guidance I would answer no to reconfiguring.

Worth mentioning my PC and various laptops,ipads etc all work ok from
the same wi-fi signal, it is just this one netbook that fails.


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ss wrote:

Without guidance I would answer no to reconfiguring.


do you know the ip address of the router? when connected via wired
ethernet, what is default gateway and//or dns server address, in a home
that's 99% going to be the router ... point ypur web browser at that ip
address e.g. http://192.168.1.254

does it ask you to login? do you know the admin username/password, not
the wifi password?

Worth mentioning my PC and various laptops,ipads etc all work ok from
the same wi-fi signal, it is just this one netbook that fails.


worth mentioning that if your router is on WEP and you change it to WPA2
(a good thing) you'll have to re-enter the wifi password into all those
other devices to get them to re-connect.
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Jethro_uk wrote:

I vaguely recall the previous thread.
Have you got any devices using WiFi with this router working *as I type* ?


Remembering the previous thread, is the "dodgy" laptop the only device
running WinXP?

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On 07/07/2019 10:40, Jethro_uk wrote:
On Sun, 07 Jul 2019 09:28:48 +0100, ss wrote:

Having another attempt to get this netbook working on wi-fi.


I vaguely recall the previous thread.

Have you got any devices using WiFi with this router working *as I type* ?



What is the make and model of the router?


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On 07/07/2019 10:25, ss wrote:
On 07/07/2019 09:46, Andy Burns wrote:
ss wrote:

Having another attempt to get this netbook working on wi-fi.
"It is asking for a network password needs to be 40bits or 104bits


sounds like the router is configured to use the ancient (horribly
broken) WEP encryption, can you reconfigure the router to use WPA or
WPA2 encryption?


Without guidance I would answer no to reconfiguring.

Worth mentioning my PC and various laptops,ipads etc all work ok from
the same wi-fi signal, it is just this one netbook that fails.


Give up. You are too stupid to own a netbook

Maybe your netbook is configured to try and use WEP? And the router
supports both. Maybe your netbook can ONLY supprt WEP, in which case you
need to slap a wifi dongle in it


But since we dont know
- what make the netbook is
- what operating system it is running
- what router it is trying to connect to

it is all mere speculation.



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On 07/07/2019 10:40, Jethro_uk wrote:
On Sun, 07 Jul 2019 09:28:48 +0100, ss wrote:

Having another attempt to get this netbook working on wi-fi.


I vaguely recall the previous thread.

Have you got any devices using WiFi with this router working *as I type* ?

Yes several and all working, the netbook also worked ok until beginning
of June turned on after a couple of months and not working.


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