Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    2 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Location
    Winnipeg, Canada
    Posts
    109
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    128 bit encryption

    Hi,

    I was unable to get to a secure page on e-store site and, upon contacting the e-biz people, they suggested that I may need 128-bit encryption. My IE Help says it has 56-bit.

    I followed the links to MS download site to download the 128-bit encryption pack IE501dom.exe. When I tried to run it (I figured it to be an install exe), it said I didn't have the proper resources.

    I then searched MS Knowledgebase for 128 encryption and came up with a bunch of gobbledygook/doublespeak about IEAK v5. I download it, installed it and tried to run it. I am still being thwarted because I apparently still don't have everything I need. What is this? How difficult can they try to make this upgrade to 128-bit encryption?

    Or am I being led down the proverbial garden path?

    Could anyone explain in simple clear language what the steps are I need to take to taste some success? My life is slipping by in a hurry persuing all kinds of dead ends.

  2. #2
    Bronze Lounger
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Location
    England
    Posts
    1,306
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: 128 bit encryption

    I don't remember having any trouble upgrading IE 5.01 to 128bit encryption, but I also don't remember having to install anything. The whole routine was automatic. Are you sure you selected the option to 'Install from...', and not 'Save to Disc'? The instructions I had, clearly stated not to do the latter. The MS Update Windows route was the one I took. I think, though, if you upgrade to IE5.5 it is buit in, unless I'm very much mistaken.
    Rgds

  3. #3
    Uranium Lounger
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Location
    Los Angeles Area, California, USA
    Posts
    7,453
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: 128 bit encryption

    Hi Ken:

    The file that I downloaded to upgrade 5.01 to 128 encryption is ie501dom.exe. What's always puzzled me is there's something that says it's only available to "domestic" customers; i.e. those from the U.S.. Apparently, someone somewhere in the U.S. thinks that having 128 bit encryption will allow those outside the U.S. to commit subversive activity. In any event, I can't get through to the Microsoft website now, but I think that's the file you're looking for.

  4. #4
    2 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Location
    Winnipeg, Canada
    Posts
    109
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: 128 bit encryption

    Hi MerC,

    You're absolutely right. The moment I read your post I remembered I also read that somewhere. I am usually very cautious with installing straight from the Net, so I promptly forgot (or dismissed?).

    So, I followed your suggestion and it appears to have worked correctly now. (I just have to reboot yet to verify)
    Anyway, I thank you and Phil for helping me out here.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •