WEP networks are a little special, as well as insecure! When specifying the password, the WEP hex key needs some additional details beyond just the basic hex key.
To setup WEP on the Photon requires you add some extra information to the WEP password that’s required by the WiFi module. The WEP key should be provided with this additional information:
- the index of the WEP key (0-3) as configured in your router. (in your router administration pages it’s probably labelled 1-4, so just subtract 1)
- the length of the key in bytes, 5 or 13 bytes for 40-bit and 104-bit keys respectively.
- the key itself
For example, let’s say we have the key 123456789A at index 0, then this would be written as
00- this is the key index 0. Other possible values are
05- this is the length of the 40-bit key (5 bytes - it’s the number of letters/numbers in the key divided by 2). Another possible value is
0Dfor 104-bit keys containing 26 characters.
123456789A- the remainder is the actual key
Putting that together we get:
00 05 123456789A
or written without spaces (as it should be)