iMac G4 not connecting to wireless network

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

  1. macrumors 6502

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    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
     
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    PowerGamerX

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    #2
    Are you positive?
     
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    AppleCode

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

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

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    That may be the problem. the airport card only supported WEP 40 and WEP128
     
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    raysfan81

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    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

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    If you upgrade to Tiger, you can use WPA with the original airport cards, but you cannot use WPA2.
     
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    raysfan81

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    Anything is more secure than WEP so a tiger upgrade might be needed.
     
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    Hrududu

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

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