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iMac G4 not connecting to wireless network

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by myuserid08, Sep 5, 2010.

  1. macrumors 6502

    I've just found my old G4, I'm now trying to connect it to the network (wireless).
    It finds the router, I then connect, it asks for the key, enter wireless key, click connect.
    I then receive the following message:
    The password you entered is not correct for the Airport Network "Netgear".

    The password is correct, any ideas?

    Running Mac OS X 10.3.9
  2. macrumors 6502a


    Are you positive?
  3. macrumors regular


    Reset the router. Try the airport card with other networks. or WEP vs WPA could be the problem.
  4. macrumors 6502

    The router is using a WPA2-PSK key, but there is only a WEP option on the iMac - could this be the problem?
  5. macrumors regular


    That may be the problem. the airport card only supported WEP 40 and WEP128
  6. macrumors 6502a


    I think thats the problem. I wouldn't recommend using WEP because it is not secure at all by today's standards bu that was what was used in the past.
  7. macrumors regular

    If you upgrade to Tiger, you can use WPA with the original airport cards, but you cannot use WPA2.
  8. macrumors 6502a


    Anything is more secure than WEP so a tiger upgrade might be needed.
  9. macrumors 68000


    You can do WPA on Panther. These guys have a writeup on how to do it.

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