how to get wep keys

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  1. switchedanhappy macrumors regular

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    Hello all. have a problem with my airport extreme base station. I just bought a sony ux 50 clie pda, which has wireless internet. (a big selling point for me because I'm highly wireless) Now I use 128-bit wep protection on my base station and know my password and can use the password to get onto the network with my ibook, but the clie asks me for a WEP key. apparently, the wep key and the wep password are two very different things. I'm running os X on both my ibook g3 and my powermac G5 (the powermac is wired to the base stations lan port). Is there a way to get the wep key with either of these? (the ibook has a regular airport card)
     
  2. idkew macrumors 68020

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    open airport admin utility

    log into your base station

    in the basestation menu select the "equivalent network password"

    there is your hex wep key.
     
  3. switchedanhappy thread starter macrumors regular

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    awesome! thank you so much! I not only got my palm to work on my airport network, but I learned something too! yay!
     
  4. idkew macrumors 68020

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    np- also next time you have a problem, try the help menu. usually you can search and find the answer you want, quicker than through an online forum. didn't find the answer there myself, but most can be found there.
     
  5. switchedanhappy thread starter macrumors regular

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    cool, yah i admit i probably didn't do all i could to find it beffore i came here, but you're all just so darn nice here!
     
  6. Westside guy macrumors 601

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    Yeah, for the most part everyone is quite nice on this forum! On those rare occasions when someone gets a bit snotty it usually turns out to be one of the kids - but then they know everything so it's understandable. :D

    (joke alert, for the humor-impaired)
     
  7. Julianne macrumors member

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    Thanks for posting the answer. I just got a wireless sony pda and notebook and was wonering how to get them to use the airport as well.

    Julianne :D
     
  8. switchedanhappy thread starter macrumors regular

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    haha very true. probably all on wintel boxes. makes people cranky.
     

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