Mac wont connect to network

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  1. cjddrum1 macrumors regular

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    Ok So I just redid my router with a WEP key to make it secure...well, the new windows laptop connects as well as my pc...but my macbook pro wont accept the WEP key...any idea why?
     
  2. ab2650 macrumors 6502a

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    Try putting a $ symbol before the WEP key.
     
  3. AaronM58 macrumors member

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    WPA is much more secure than WEP...just F.Y.I.
     
  4. cjddrum1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    even if there is no $ symbol before the key listed on the router?
     
  5. ab2650 macrumors 6502a

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    Very true. If you can use WPA, then forget WEP. However there is a lot of hardware out there that doesn't support WPA; If memory serves me right, some wireless adapters for game consoles.
     
  6. ab2650 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes. A prepended $ tells OS X the following string is Hex rather than Ascii.
     
  7. cjddrum1 thread starter macrumors regular

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  8. ab2650 macrumors 6502a

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    That is certainly possible. You would see it in the same section/page as you would for WEP. Speaking of which, did you get it connected successfully?
     
  9. cjddrum1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    sorry havent had a chance to try yet...ill update tonight
     
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  11. ab2650 macrumors 6502a

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    Sweet; Happy wifi-ing!
     
  12. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    And some routers that do support WPA don't support it on the Mac.
     
  13. ScottDrummer macrumors 6502

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    I have a similar issue whereby, the router supports wpa and wep, however when i click on airport in toolbar and then my router, it asks for a wpa password only, no other options, ive tried the key with an $ and 0x and it dosnt accept it.
    The only thing i can do is go to other, select my router from the list, select hex wep key, put in my key and it connects. which is a right pain as there is no option to save this key in the keychain via this method.
    Ive tried changing from wep to wpa on the router, and it no longer accepts the key whichever way i do it.
    any advice? its an orange broadband inventel wireless magic
    Thanks
     

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