Old Titanium Powerbook only does WEP not WPA

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Skate21, Jan 31, 2007.

  1. Skate21 macrumors newbie

    Jan 31, 2007
    Has ANYONE had the following problem: Original titanium PowerBook G4, fully up-to-date AirPort software and Mac OS X 10.4.8, which will not communicate with a new AirPort Express wireless router in WPA Personal (neither WPA nor WPA2), but which WILL communicate quite happily with any wireless router, anywhere, including aforementioned nice new AirPort, in WEP? Access control is NOT active. Thanks.
  2. mowogg macrumors 6502


    Mar 10, 2004
    San Gabriel, CA
    I don't think the original Airport (not extreme) cards support WPA. I had the same problem trying to set up a WiFi connection for an older Lombard PowerBook. I bought a Wavelan Silver PC Card off of ebay and it worked just fine, but wouldn't do WPA.
    I'm going to put it back on ebay and have bought a Sonnet Aria Extreme PC Card which the Mac sees as an Airport card. It also supports 802.11G, so it's faster than the original Airport card.


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