I have a small home network with an old Linksys WRT54G router that has simple WEP active. I'm at the end of a private road surrounded by acres of forest and not overly concerned about security. If someone wants to stumble through the forest just to access my basic DSL...?
I have a number of devices conecting fine, going out a DSL router to my ISP.
Now I'm needing to connect a new laptop w/Windows 7.
My WEP pass phrase is nine characters long. Earlier Windows has no problem. Linux has no problem. But Windows 7 refuses to believe me. The wizard rejects it, telling me that it can't possibly be correct since the pass phrase must be 13 characters long. It doesn't try it; it simply rejects it.
Is there any way to configure wireless/Windows 7 other than the blasted wizard that clearly knows that what I want to do isn't what I want to do? I already know the pass phrase is expected be 13 characters, but I really don't want to change the router and the other devices just because some wizard can't handle it. I'm right on the edge of dumping Windows entirely.