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How can I convert a Hex Key to ascii for my Linksys wireless

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How can I convert a Hex Key to ascii for my Linksys wireless Router?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Computer
Expert:  John MBA replied 3 years ago.
Hello,

I am John and I will try to help you.

Try this link to do the convertion :

http://www.csgnetwork.com/wepgeneratorcalc.html

or

http://www.einhorn-net.de/jstools/wepkey.html
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
My key type is WPA-PSK. Will this key type work on this website caculator?
Expert:  John MBA replied 3 years ago.
Use :

http://jorisvr.nl/wpapsk.html also. Once you have the Hex code, you can convert to AScii.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
I have the hex code; 64 total numbers and letters. I need to know what a passphrase is and what is the binary info? Sorry, I am not a technical guru!
Expert:  John MBA replied 3 years ago.
Use the below link:

http://www.einhorn-net.de/jstools/wepkey.html

Type the 64 bit hex code in the HEX: textbox.

Click the HEX > ASCII button. You can get the passphrase its the same as ASCII code.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
I could not enter the last 6 digits in the HEX box. How can I expand the box?
Expert:  John MBA replied 3 years ago.
Give me the key I will try to convert and give you.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
HEX: b92ee8532dc787fc9fe1ccae66e3eab57af526a137eb91a287eea5d0d54cf85d
Expert:  John MBA replied 3 years ago.
I tried the below link to convert and got ASCII with alot of special characters.

You can also try:

http://www.idea2ic.com/PlayWithJavascript/hexToAscii.html
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
It did not work - other characters were included.
Expert:  John MBA replied 3 years ago.
Are you sure it's written hexadecimal on top of that characters?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Yes.
Expert:  John MBA replied 3 years ago.
What are you trying to achive axctulay ?

Are you trying to fild out, WEP key ?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
I contacted someone earlier today from your networking department for help to obtain my key for adding another wireless computer to my Linksys router network. I followed the instruction and obtained the HEX key that I sent to you. The problem is I do not remember my password nor the key to access the linksys router. I misplaced that information and I need it to add to the wireless network.
Expert:  John MBA replied 3 years ago.
Seems like a duplicate question to me, please post in the below link:

http://www.justanswer.com/computer-networking/5k13l-misplaced-key-linksys-wrt54g2-v1-broadband-router.html
Expert:  Viet - Computer Tech replied 3 years ago.
Hi,

I am the previous expert; I waited for about one hour, but you did not reply, so I was away from my computer, but I'm available now.

Th hex key is wireless password, but it looks like the hex key is too long, so it is incorrect.

So you have reset the router: with the power connected to the router, please use a paper clip to press & hold the tiny reset hole/button located on the back/bottom of the router for 10 seconds. Then wait a few minutes.

Now you should be able to connect to your linksys wireless network name and check (or if you have used the linksys disk, you might have changed it). Please let me know if there is still any issue later. Please let me know if it works or not. Thank you.

Thanks,
-Viet

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