19-08-2011 09:28 AM
I have a new nokia C3 (the one with the big keyboard) . I'm trying to connect to my home wifi router but it won't let me enter the security key. It find the WLAN ok, and gives me a screen to enter the key but only as ascii characters. To enter the key I need to do this in hex., If I enter the hex values it complains the string is loo long so it doesn't seen to understand I want to enter hex. Does anyone know how tho do this?
19-08-2011 12:17 PM
a couple of options you could try a hex to ascii converter:
but you might find the ascii is full of illegal characters.
it also sounds like you are use WEP security. this will really only deter the casual intruder, may be worth taking this opportunity to upgrade to WPA(2)
20-08-2011 10:06 AM
Thanks, I looked at the web site but the hex is deliberatly set not to be all normal asci charaters to make it harder to hack into.
I'll have a look at WPA(2) but I not sure if all the devices I have will support it.
It's just disapointing if the phone won't let you enter hex in some way.
20-08-2011 01:28 PM
you can add the hex key, you have to add the destination manually or at least partly and then go in and edit it. select WEP key format > Hexadecimal
but honestly wep is useless. you shouldn't be using it.
21-08-2011 01:29 PM
I'm not sure about the wpa, I have linux, windows, playstation, printers, old DS, old access points and other stuff I have probably forgotten about until they stop working.
I'll have a look at the manual edit as that makes sense for now. I'll check out the WPA though.