Openmoko Bug #2030: Cannot connect to WEP network

Werner Almesberger werner at
Tue Oct 7 23:49:22 CEST 2008

Michael Shiloh wrote:
> Werner Almesberger wrote:
> > - the key must be in hex. iwconfig will not do anything useful if
> >   the key is given as a string.
> A handy ascii string to hex converter is here:

To clarify, this is the kind of conversion I mean:

Ah, and I finally found the algorithm. Here's a little program that
does the WEP keyphrase hash:

(Reimplementation of the algorithm from
so that I could also clean up the license.)

- Werner

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