[Q] Short WPA-PSK Wifi Password

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bobob101

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Nov 24, 2010
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Hi there,

I just installed MIUI_Au 1.5.6 R1 (although this issue may be Android wide, I haven't had the chance to test on any other roms yet) on my HTC Desire and love how it is looking! I have one major problem with it though and that is I cannot connect to my wifi network. The password for my wifi is under the 8 character minimum acceptance length. I have no way of changing this password (I'm in corporate housing, hence I don't have access to the router).

To sum up what happens:
- Enter wifi settings
- Pick the wireless network I want to connect to
- Tap in the box to bring up keyboard
- Punch in password
- Try to tap "Connect" but it is greyed out
- Enter extra characters until 8 character length is reached
- "Connect" button becomes active, but trying to connect obviously fails since it is an incorrect password

Note that I have successfully connected to this network with my laptop (Macbook running OS 10.6.7).

How can I connect to my wifi network (only network around that I have access to) with such a short password or am I just stuck?

The security type on the network is WPA/WPA2 PSK.

Thanks ahead for any help or responses!

Colin
 

Austinl

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Apr 28, 2010
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Wellingborough
The WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) key must meet one of the following guidelines:

- Between 8 and 63 characters (A longer WPA key is more secure than a short one)
- Exactly 64 characters using 0-9 and A-F

If your access type is WPA/WPA2-PSK, then there is no way your password is under 8 characters.
 

Austinl

Member
Apr 28, 2010
13
4
Wellingborough
A router will allow you to have a shorter pass-code on WAP but never on WPA/WPA2-PSK because of encryption. You can't force a phone to accept a shorter code. What i'd suggest is that you go on your router and change the password length, a lot easier.
 

k.satish

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Sep 16, 2016
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