Netbook, back again

Having another attempt to get this netbook working on wi-fi.
It connects to the web if connected to the ethernet cable. I have been putting in the various codes / passwords for the router but then get this message.....
"It is asking for a network password needs to be 40bits or 104bits depending on your network configuration. This can be entered as a 5 or 13 ascii characters or 10 or 26 hexadecimal characters".
The above does not relate to anything on the router label, I have tried all the numbers/passwords to no avail.
Anyone know what or where I get this?
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On 07/07/2019 09:28, ss wrote:

Do you even understand how to log in to your router and check what the wifi password is set to? Or set a new one?
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On 07/07/2019 09:43, The Natural Philosopher wrote:

Because it sure looks like your router is set up for WEP when it ought to be WPA2/PSK.
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How secure wep is really depends on what you use as a password. As I say early systems would allow you to run them with none at all. Brian
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On 07/07/2019 09:51, The Natural Philosopher wrote:

I'd agree this looks like WEP, but it sounds to me like the netbook may be only able to handle WEP while the router is proably WPA/WPA2-PSK.
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On 08/07/2019 08:52, Chris Bartram wrote:

That doesnt answer why this has suddenly happened though.
It would have to be a mighty OLD piece of hardware not to do WPA. I borowed an EEpc an that did WPA
But as usual we dont know amything about the notebook other than its an asus, becaiuse the original poster hasn't deigned to tell us.
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On 08/07/2019 11:42, The Natural Philosopher wrote:

Agreed. I've not booted my old EeePC in a long time...

Quite.
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On 08/07/2019 11:42, The Natural Philosopher wrote:

It is an Asus Eee PC 1001P running win xp.
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On 08/07/2019 13:19, ss wrote:

which service pack?, needs to be 2 or 3 to get WPA.
https://www.asus.com/Laptops/Eee_PC_1001PX_Seashell/HelpDesk_Download/
has a series of latest drivers for that including the wifi driver.
However it does look like you can go into windows networking and select which protocol to use
I just fired up XP in my virtial box and went to control panbel and tild it to set up a new wifi connection. It gave me the (unticked) option of using WPA (WPA-2 is only available with service pack 3 which is too big for a netbook really)
So I suggest that you delete existing wifi connections and use the wizard to set up a new one, ticking the WPA box and using the SSID and password on your router when asked
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On 08/07/2019 08:52, Chris Bartram wrote:

The netbook was working before from that router.
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On 08/07/2019 13:17, ss wrote:

Yes. which is weird. Either the router used to handle WEP or te netbook used to talk WPA.
On or the other has (been?) changed...
So now you are here, what operating system and exact model of netbook is it?
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But might have got its config changed so its now attempting to use WEP when previously it wasn’t doing that.
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On 08/07/2019 19:21, Jack98 wrote:

And with XP it looks like thats an option you can set on the wifi connection
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I think the funniest one I saw was when somebody was scratching their head over something like this, I just entered space and enter and it went ahead and asked for the normal password. I do not know much about netbooks, but surely somewhere this behaviour is explained. Could be it thinks a completely different form of network. Brian
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ss wrote:

sounds like the router is configured to use the ancient (horribly broken) WEP encryption, can you reconfigure the router to use WPA or WPA2 encryption?
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On 07/07/2019 09:46, Andy Burns wrote:

Without guidance I would answer no to reconfiguring.
Worth mentioning my PC and various laptops,ipads etc all work ok from the same wi-fi signal, it is just this one netbook that fails.
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ss wrote:

do you know the ip address of the router? when connected via wired ethernet, what is default gateway and//or dns server address, in a home that's 99% going to be the router ... point ypur web browser at that ip address e.g. http://192.168.1.254
does it ask you to login? do you know the admin username/password, not the wifi password?

worth mentioning that if your router is on WEP and you change it to WPA2 (a good thing) you'll have to re-enter the wifi password into all those other devices to get them to re-connect.
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On Sun, 07 Jul 2019 10:31:37 +0100, Andy Burns wrote:

Unless there is something in the Netbook config forcing it to treat all connections as WEP ?
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On 07/07/2019 10:25, ss wrote:

Give up. You are too stupid to own a netbook
Maybe your netbook is configured to try and use WEP? And the router supports both. Maybe your netbook can ONLY supprt WEP, in which case you need to slap a wifi dongle in it
But since we dont know - what make the netbook is - what operating system it is running - what router it is trying to connect to
it is all mere speculation.
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If the machine is running XP, check SP3 is installed. It is a long time since I dabbled with Windows but I’m pretty sure this problem can be caused by a lack of updates.
(A WEP/WPA(2) issue is also a possibility, as has been suggested.)
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