Solving Windows® 7 Wireless WEP Problems
Do you want to know the tips to fix the problems that occur while using WEP in Windows 7?
Wired Equivalent Privacy is classified in two types, such as open system authentication and shared system key authentication. For the wireless access point, the shared key authentication is the same as the static WEP encryption key. This key helps to secure your wireless network. The malicious user who captures the message for a successful key authentication uses analysis tools to determine the shared key and determine the static Wired Equivalent Privacy encryption key. After the encryption key has determined, the malicious user can fully access your network. For this reason, Windows 7 does not support automatically setting up a network using WEP shared key authentication. The wireless WEP problems can occur due to router issues, virus problems, security issues, driver issues, etc.
Some of the details for fixing wireless WEP problems in Windows 7:
- Types of WEP keys
- Reset wireless adapter
- Network security key mismatch
Types of WEP Keys
The Wired Equivalent Privacy is available in two types, such as 64-bit, typed as 5 ASC II character or 10 hexadecimal character and 128-bit, typed as 13 ASCII character or 26 hexadecimal character. Some wireless routers specify the key as a passphrase, the character of the string, which the router converts into the actual wired equivalent privacy key.
Reset wireless adapter
For resolving reset wireless adapter key issues, first you need to turn off firewall on the machine. Then, assure the passphrase is the same for the router configuration page and then upgrade the wireless network adapter driver for Windows 7. If Windows 7 driver is not there, you have to install the driver. If the issue persists, you have to collect Netmon from the Microsoft official site and install it and create a new capture tab. In the new tab, you have to select all network adapters in the select network window and press 'F5' to start Netmon and try to access the network.
Some systems show network security key mismatch error. For solving this issue, first you a have to turn the wireless card off and on and then you need to set-up the network manually. After that use Windows troubleshooting and restart the computer and unplug the router and let it reboot.
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