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gerry/fios-wep.py

Created May 7, 2010
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# Calculate the lower 6 bytes of the WEP key, the upper 4 are from the MAC
# address of the router (1801 or 1F90)
def get_key(essid):
key = sum(int(val, 36) * (36**idx) for idx, val in enumerate(essid))
return hex(key)
# >>> print get_key("E3X12")
# 0x349fca
# or as a one liner:
print hex(sum(int(val, 36) * (36**idx) for idx, val in enumerate(essid)))
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