I am trying to use the Internet with two wireless laptops. The first is my Acer XP Home and the second a Compaq 2000 Pro. I have a Linksys Router. I have set up the Acer with a unique SSID and a key and it shows as secure on the surrounding networks profile.
I duly went to the Compaq to configure the settings with a flash drive/CD; only to find that I couldn't do so because of system limitations. I managed to find my way manually, to a point where I entered the Unique Key in the appropriate places and pressed 'Connect'. At this point I was presented with a dialog box as follows, 'The Network Password needs to be 40 or a 104 bits depending on your network configurations. This can be entered as 10 or 26 hexadecimal characters.'
This stopped me in my tracks and disappointed me, as I thought I had been quite clever, for a Newbie, in finding my way unaided thus far. I new it was time to call on your goodselves for assistance as my knowledge of hexadecimals is very limited.
Anyone out there who will assist this struggling, old pensioner? As always I will be grateful for any advice.
Thank you for reading what will probably be regarded as insufficient information. Sincerely, Cigos.