WPA password too long?

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  1. chuckstudios
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    chuckstudios Putting the pro in procrastination

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    Hey, I'm at my friend's house (he has a Wii). I tried to set up his Wii to go online with the WPA password that I dumped out of his laptop with wzcook. It's all in hex, and doesn't translate to ASCII. When I put it in the Wii, it makes an error beep when I try to put in the last character (a zero). Any ideas?
     
  2. Jeda

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    I think it is unlikely that the password used only hex numbers in the first place, so I guess the tool you are using to extract it doesn't work properly or you fail to interpret the output correctly.

    I guess you can't just ask whoever set up the router what the correct wpa password is?
     
  3. chuckstudios
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    chuckstudios Putting the pro in procrastination

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    The tool definitely works, I've used it on my laptop successfully.

    here it is:

    Code:
    F8BAC73F1126854DECA698341C46C166A0C5FD189C1910864909FFEC17AAC3E0
    So, it's 512bit...

    Edit: by "the tool works", I mean I've used the dumped password.
    i can't ask for the password because I'm not supposed to have it.
     
  4. Jeda

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    Well there are two possible situations as far as i can see

    1. This is indeed the correct password, the Wii is bugged to accept only 63 chars
    Solution: Ask router admin to select a shorter password.

    2. This is not the correct password, for whatever reason
    Solution: Ask router admin for the correct password.

    Both solutions include asking the admin I fear.

    edit: Well you might not be supposed to know the password, but maybe you can ask the admin to enter it into your friend's Wii for you. It's not as if he won't notice the new device connecting to his router
     
  5. Bloodgod

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    I'll tell you now. WPA pass don't look anything like that. Have fun with your crap tool
     
  6. chuckstudios
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    Yeah, that's why I'm on that network right now with that password, reading this >_>
     
  7. Veho

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    The WPA key is generated from a password you set up. The tool you're using extracts the key, but you need to enter the password into the Wii to get it to generate the key and access the network.

    Let's say your password is "monkeyball" (or "1234567", whatever). The algorithm then generates a sequence of numbers like you described. Those numbers are then the encryption key. But, you can't just punch those numbers into the Wii, you have to enter "monkeyball".

    PCs can use the key, if you have it, but the Wii can't.
     
  8. Kiok

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    Well you could decrypt but good luck with that.