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  1. kingb71's Avatar
    I just got a new Torch today & it's been nothing but a study in frustration, but that's mostly as Telus has disconnected me from the network!

    I attempted to add my wifi network & I see the Torch will only take a 63 character password.
    Funny, my wifi password is 64 characters long.

    Am I seeing this right??
    Last edited by kingb71; 10-23-10 at 07:13 PM.
    10-23-10 01:31 PM
  2. Rickroller's Avatar
    Why on earth would you want a password THAT long to begin with? If it's factory, then change it..
    10-23-10 02:08 PM
  3. kingb71's Avatar
    better security.
    Now I have to change the password on EVERY device on my network due to this, oh well, shouldn't take TOO long...
    10-23-10 02:28 PM
  4. Dr. Zoidberg's Avatar
    A 64 character password would take ~123,000 years to crack using brute force while 63 characters would take ~11,000 years.

    I don't blame you for wanting that extra bit. By dropping that last character, you're basically asking for someone to leach off of your network.

    If you see a pizza delivery truck parked in front of your house for the next 11,000 years, you may want to reconsider your security strategy.
    Last edited by Dr. Zoidberg; 10-23-10 at 02:45 PM.
    10-23-10 02:38 PM
  5. Cntdwn's Avatar
    Dude. Do you know how much overhead you have with a 64 char password???

    WPA2 /w AES = not crackable. AES is the NSA standard.

    12 to 14 characters, numbers and symbols is more than enough.
    Heck, even Roadrunner would take a 'million' years to brut force 14 char.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    10-23-10 02:43 PM
  6. kingb71's Avatar
    There's a reason I'm not using WPA2.
    I think it's because my wife's laptop doesn't support that.
    I'm going to look into how to change the router pw, now if only I could remember THAT! lol!
    10-23-10 06:02 PM
  7. houserichichi's Avatar
    Sixty-four character password.

    I LOLd
    10-23-10 06:58 PM
  8. MobileMadness002's Avatar
    I use WPA2 myself. That and MAC filtering.
    10-23-10 07:02 PM
  9. gbsn's Avatar
    Ah well, people and their exaggerations... the torch is not at fault here for sure.

    There's a reason I'm not using WPA2.
    I think it's because my wife's laptop doesn't support that.
    I'm going to look into how to change the router pw, now if only I could remember THAT! lol!
    Whats your wife's laptop operating system? Even XP supports WPA2, pretty sure Mac OS X Leopard does too.
    10-23-10 07:08 PM
  10. els822's Avatar
    Lol at 64 character password

    I'm pretty sure I remember when you configure most routers they ask for a password that is between 7 and 63 characters...which is why I guess BB followed this rule...if it is not a security standard

    But dude seriously 64 is excessive
    Are you the president?

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    10-23-10 07:11 PM
  11. kingb71's Avatar
    XP Home, SP2.
    It's an older, cheap Dell Inspiron and I don't see the option for WPA2 anywhere, using the built in antenna.
    I have a D-Link N PCMIA card I will install on it someday when I get motivated.
    10-23-10 07:11 PM
  12. TorchFrank's Avatar
    icantbelievethatyouusea64characterpasswordandyoure memberwhatitis

    ^^that's 64 characters, lol
    10-23-10 08:16 PM
  13. gbsn's Avatar
    XP Home, SP2.
    It's an older, cheap Dell Inspiron and I don't see the option for WPA2 anywhere, using the built in antenna.
    I have a D-Link N PCMIA card I will install on it someday when I get motivated.
    Why not update it to SP3? As far as i know its free and it contains several bug fixes and security patches, and considering you are so worried about security, i would say give it a go

    Either way, here is a standalone update for XP SP2 to be able to use WPA2, this fix is included in SP3 though.
    Description of the Wireless Client Update for Windows XP with Service Pack 2
    Just click on "Download the Wireless Client Update package now"
    Last edited by gbsn; 10-24-10 at 06:25 AM.
    10-23-10 08:28 PM
  14. motobyker's Avatar
    Since BB only allows 63 characters and not allowing you to enter in the entire 64 pass-phrase. Use this step below instead.
    Step 1. Go to your BB phone > Wifi Network > "Click Other ways to Connect"
    Step 2. Click Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)
    Step 3. Click "Enter PIN into router" copy that number down. You'll have a few minutes before it deactivates.
    Step 4.Connect to your wireless router and find the Wireless Protected Setup and enter in the PIN from your Blackberry then SAVE.
    12-28-12 03:33 PM
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