iBook G3 and Pre-N Airport Extreme

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Tallest Skil, Jun 22, 2007.

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    Tallest Skil

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    Hey, I just got my new G3 iBook not thirty minutes ago, and I love it. Only problem is that it doesn't want to connect to my AirPort network. I have the last dome base station (whatever that is... it's the one offered right before the draft-n one), and have password protected my network with WPA2 Personal. The base station is set to b/g compatible, I know that I've been putting the password in correctly (it's forty characters long), it just refuses to connect. Any ideas? Also, once I do get it working, how easy is filesharing within the network? Like over Bonjour.

    Thanks,
    Skil
     
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    mkrishnan

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    I don't think the original Airport card supports WPA2.

    http://ablog.apress.com/?p=1148

    Can you just use the original WPA? There really isn't that much security advantage of WPA2 over WPA. Set the router to accept both WPA1 and WPA2 signals -- it's in the base station options.

    As far as file sharing -- very easy.
     
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    Tallest Skil

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    Wow, crazy-fast reply. I'm flattered! So, I had it set to accepting both, but I tried it again on my iBook with just WPA Personal, and no dice. I'll try all combinations and settings and see what works. Thanks a bundle, mkrishnan!
     

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