iPhones with the new 2.0 firmware, including the new iPhone 3g, may have problems getting onto the EECS 802.11b wireless network despite having the proper WEP key entered. Users of iPhones may see an error message about an incorrect password.
The workaround for this is to enter the WEP key in hexadecimal instead of ASCII without any preceding “0x” or “$” characters in front of the key.
While some wireless clients ask that hex keys be preceded by “0x” or “$”, the iPhone does not do this and will not properly join the EECS wireless network if these preceding characters are used.
For example, if the EECS 802.11b WEP key in ASCII were “IloveAppleInc”, the hex version of the key would be “496C6F76654170706C65496E63”. (This is not the actual EECS 802.11b WEP key – it is just an example) .
Enter “496C6F76654170706C65496E63” instead of “IloveAppleInc”. Do not use “0x496C6F76654170706C65496E63” or “$496C6F76654170706C65496E63”.
If you need assistance getting your iPhone onto the EECS wireless network, please contact the EECS Helpdesk in 395 Cory Hall, x2-7777.