Almost embarassed to admit this

But I've never been able to figure out how WEP security keys actually work. Now I have to figure it out, no choice about it.

I have an Airport Express, suppose the password is geektrain (it's actually something else, of course).

I can access the router from a Mac by typing in the password as g-e-e-k-t-r-a-i-n. It works fine.

But I can't figure out what I have to type into the password box for a Windows machine.

I've tried the same experiment with a Netgear router, and couldn't get either a Windows or a Mac machine to work with the password. They both work just fine when there's no password.

So what's the trick?

Where's the howto everyone else knows about but me?

# Posted by Dave Winer on 12/1/05; 7:46:46 PM - --


What exactly happened here?

Please read this eWeek article.

It seems as if the guy's server got hacked. What does "inexplicably redirected" mean? It's so poorly written, it's impossible to say what actually happened. In what way does RSS allow something to happen that HTML wouldn't allow? If you copy someone's content, then what difference does it make if it's RSS or whatever?

If anyone knows the facts of this case please let us know, the eWeek article is only adding confusion.

# Posted by Dave Winer on 12/1/05; 5:39:15 PM - --