This was originally posted by seamuskrat But im having problems I use the wep key given but have no idea how to hehadecimal passwords I know "$" but no luck. any help would be greatly appreciated. seamuskrat I have the joys of a mixed network with many brands, including Dlink, Apple and LinkSys. In a nutshell, with WEP off all play nicely with zero hassle. With WEP on, third party cards work fine with APE basestation, BUT APE cards are hard to get going on the thirdparty basestations cause you have to enter passwords in Hexadecimal. In the end its all doable, but can be a pain and is not plug and Forget as an all Apple solution is.