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Major flaw with WEP Keys in Windows Mobile 6 and S710

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I have recently stumbled upon a problem which I just cant solve so I was hoping somebody can help me out since I searched this and the xda-developers forum for a solution.

If you want to connect to a WEP encrypted wireless network, you need to enter the key in ASCII format since there is no option to enter it in hexadecimal. Now this works fine as long as the ASCII keys are regular numbers and letters. however if your WEP key uses ASCII keys such as Æ (corresponds to C6 in hex) or other unusual characters, there is no way of entering the key since they do not appear in the symbols menu of the S710. Now what I already tried was to copy and paste the symbols from a textfile I created on the pc and then transfered it to the S710. Even though the characters appear fine in the WEP key box, the S710 will not connect to the network stating the key would be incorrect. So obviously Windows Mobile 6 recognises the characters in some form but then it wont work for the WEP keys.

So I was wondering is there anyway I can enter the hexadecimal key? Maybe directly into the registry over an editor? Or maybe there is a zero config utility that will accept hexadecimal keys?

Any help would be appreciated.

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I have recently stumbled upon a problem which I just cant solve so I was hoping somebody can help me out since I searched this and the xda-developers forum for a solution.

If you want to connect to a WEP encrypted wireless network, you need to enter the key in ASCII format since there is no option to enter it in hexadecimal. Now this works fine as long as the ASCII keys are regular numbers and letters. however if your WEP key uses ASCII keys such as Æ (corresponds to C6 in hex) or other unusual characters, there is no way of entering the key since they do not appear in the symbols menu of the S710. Now what I already tried was to copy and paste the symbols from a textfile I created on the pc and then transfered it to the S710. Even though the characters appear fine in the WEP key box, the S710 will not connect to the network stating the key would be incorrect. So obviously Windows Mobile 6 recognises the characters in some form but then it wont work for the WEP keys.

So I was wondering is there anyway I can enter the hexadecimal key? Maybe directly into the registry over an editor? Or maybe there is a zero config utility that will accept hexadecimal keys?

Any help would be appreciated.

What? i have Æ on my keyboard, the one you flip open, dont need to enter symbols to get it... try shift + arrow left... thats on the norwegian version though, if you got it, you might try switching t9 language to norwegian.. dunno if that helps though.

oh and to get a big Æ and not small æ u need caps :(

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Has anyone solved this issue.. I have this exact same problem with my Omnia.. I have been having this problem since I install ministumbler.. I'm guessing it's a registry setting that has no available toggle, invisible setting, in windows mobile 6. I sometimes have problems finding networks, and the signal strengths are all over the place. The key is hex, but I have the same problem on ascii connections as well... I really don't want to hard reset..HELP! :)

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now i wonder who that would use non standard chars in an password that sould be able to give access to the inet for a wide range of devices.

i would suggest to just change the WEP key on the accesspoint and use AE instead of Æ to keep it withhin an normal english charset so all devices can connect to it without truble.

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