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Old Oct 23, 2011, 10:49 PM   #1
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turning my iMac into a wifi hotspot not working

So I have ethernet which I am trying to translate into wifi for my xbox. I followed all of the steps, but for some reason when I try to connect to my Mac with the WEP key the key is always invalid. I also tried without a WEP key and it couldn't obtain the IP address. Anyone have any ideas?
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Old Oct 23, 2011, 10:50 PM   #2
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What exact Mac with what exact Mac OS X version do you use?
And what steps/guide have you followed?
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Old Oct 23, 2011, 10:53 PM   #3
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What exact Mac with what exact Mac OS X version do you use?
And what steps/guide have you followed?
I am using a 3.06 GHz Intel Core Duo 21.5" iMac, and am using Mac OSX ver. 10.6.8. I followed this guide:http://www.macyourself.com/2009/02/2...ernet-sharing/
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Old Oct 24, 2011, 11:24 AM   #4
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Old Oct 24, 2011, 12:53 PM   #5
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So, I was curious and gave it a shot and also could not get it working. I'm not all that interested in getting it to work, so I'm not going to continue trying.

I would recommend that you purchase a wireless router - right tool for the job ya know....
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Old Oct 24, 2011, 01:44 PM   #6
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So, I was curious and gave it a shot and also could not get it working. I'm not all that interested in getting it to work, so I'm not going to continue trying.

I would recommend that you purchase a wireless router - right tool for the job ya know....
Yeah I know but I am just trying to do this while I am in college (there is no wireless in our room for some reason) and was trying to avoid buying anything. But I guess I don't have a choice.
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Old Oct 24, 2011, 02:36 PM   #7
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The XBox probably wants the HEX equivalent key. Use this tool to get the HEX Equivalent for your WEP Key: http://www.wepkey.com/

You'll have to check the settings to see whether you used a 40-bit or 128-bit WEP Encryption, then use the code associated with that (128-bit is more secure, and the password will be 26 characters long when converted).

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