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Here is my dilema. I have a cisco 871w with two SSID's. One SSID is
bridged to the ethernet switch so it can communicate with a wired
network. The other is just bridged to the wan port of the cisco. Each
are vlans. I want to do open auth and wep on both SSID. but when I
enter the wep key the cisco changes the key in the config totally even
makes it a 28 char key instead of 26 I assume this is some kind of
encryption. Well my wireless clients can associate with the router but
cannot connect to the network. With encryption off everything works
great. my config is attached
When you enter the WEP key the AP converts into Hex and that is the reason you see a different WEP key. This should not be problem. As long as you enter the same WEP key on the Client and the AP the client will connect to the AP.
Two seperate questions (wep and communications):
The first one web key being different in config:
This is due to encryption of the key in the config. If you specify to not encrypt keys in the config, you will see the wep key does not change.
communications: does your client really communicate without encryption or can it only associate with the WLAN?
If I look at the bridge-groups then it looks like the router is not bridging.
Please look at the config as supplied in attachment