OS X Messes Up When Adding Password To Wireless Network

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  1. bobber205 macrumors 68020

    bobber205

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    I added a WEP ASCII password to my wireless's router and now when my OS 10.4 machines try to connect I get a error and an offer to 'try again'.

    On my 10.5 macbook I was simply asked for a password and it connected fine. If I open up internet connect on the 10.4 machines and manually type in the name and the password it works fine but I don't want to do that each time for all the computers in the house.

    How do I get OS X to remember it needs to send a password?
     
  2. Consultant macrumors G5

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    When you enter password there is a check box for "remember password"

    If that doesn't work, you might have saved a wrong password in your keychain. In that case, go into your keychain, and change the password to the network there (or delete the one there).

    By the way WEP is not that secure. Use WPA2 if possible.
     
  3. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    ... and at the very least, WPA. Also, good clear post.

    Just so you know OP, WEP can be cracked by anyone who knows how to do a Google search (which is how they'll find out how).
     
  4. bobber205 thread starter macrumors 68020

    bobber205

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    I didn't have a password before. ;)
    Bad I know..

    My router has the option for WPA-PSK. Is that better I assume?

    How would I modify my keychain if I never had a password for that wireless connection? Is there a way to reset things like this? BTW there is no 'remember password' option.
     
  5. m1ss1ontomars macrumors 6502

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    With either the correct hardware or some luck, you can crack WEP in under 10 minutes, more if you only have the luck part.
     
  6. bobber205 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I fixed the problem by deleting the key from my keychain but it seems 10.4 does not support WPA so I had to change it back to WEP. :(
     
  7. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    10.4 does support WPA
     
  8. bobber205 thread starter macrumors 68020

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