Need to find wep key for nintendo wii

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by ahollywoodcraig, Dec 29, 2008.

  1. ahollywoodcraig macrumors member

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    Hello,

    I have an airport extreme base station (the ufo looking one) and a nintendo wii. I am trying to connect the wii wirelessly and it will not accept my wep network password. On nintendo's site it says that it will not accept the password and that it needs the wep key. I have tried looking in my keychain and I can't find it. I have airport utility installed, but it keeps asking for my base station password and it rejects every one i enter.

    My questions are

    1. how do i find out my base station password

    2. how do i find out the wep key?

    Any help is greatly appreciated!

    Craig
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    If you plug a Mac (or a PC) physically into the AEBS ethernet port, you can configure it without a password. So do this, load up the Airport utility, and then set a new password and a new WEP password if necessary.

    This old thread explains how to get the WEP equivalent key that matches your password.
     
  3. Allanist macrumors newbie

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    Base station password should be available in Keychain Access.
    Select 'login'-keychain and 'All Items'-category.
    Type 'Airport base' in search box.
     
  4. ahollywoodcraig thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm sorry, but the link did not appear. Which thread is it?
     
  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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  6. ahollywoodcraig thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you both so much!!! You have helped me solve this issue!

    Craig
     

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