turning my iMac into a wifi hotspot not working

Discussion in 'OS X' started by IronicTrout, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Sep 10, 2011
    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?
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    What exact Mac with what exact Mac OS X version do you use?
    And what steps/guide have you followed?
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 10, 2011
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 10, 2011
    Someone? Anyone?
  5. macrumors 65816

    Nov 26, 2007
    Austin, TX
    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....
  6. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 10, 2011
    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.
  7. Mal
    macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2002
    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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