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Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ddk121, Nov 25, 2006.

  1. ddk121 macrumors 6502

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    I have a Netgear router, and used to have WPA security on it. But, I just figured out that the Nintendo DS does NOT support WPA, so I decided to change the security to WEP. Yet, now that I have changed it, my Mac can't connect to the router. Does the mac support WEP?
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    Yes. Occasionally, though, there are issues with how the password is provided. See if you can get the password out of the router in a different format. Also make sure you are using 128 bit WEP and not some weird one-off standard.
     
  3. sabor macrumors regular

    sabor

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    If you are having problems with the password being sent from your mac to your router, try placing a $ (dollar sign) before the WEP password...worked for me on my Linksys router. Good luck!
     
  4. ddekker macrumors regular

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    Wep

    WEP is supported by apple, I run WEP both at home and at work, most DSL and cle wireless routers come now with WEP turned on by default.

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