sharing airport

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Mr.PS, Feb 13, 2008.

  1. Mr.PS macrumors 6502a

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    Is it possible to share the Airport using WPA2? WEP seems pretty weak :( Also, my Dell E1405 cannot seem to connect when it is shared with WEP. Has anyone else gotten a non-mac computer to connect to a shared airport on a mp or mpb?
     
  2. iPhil macrumors 68040

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    WP2 is stronger security than WEP ..IIRC


    I use WP2 and it works with XP and Mac..
     
  3. Mr.PS thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    You've misunderstood me. I know what WPA2 is, what I'm asking is how to enable it when sharing my internet connection using the built in airport express card on my Mac Pro. Currently, all I see is a WEP check box. I want to enable WPA2 and share it so I can transfer files.
     
  4. Mr.PS thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Bump, so is WEP the only way to encrypt a shared network connection from my Mac Pro to a windows laptop? WEP doesn't seem to want to work anyway, unsecured works, but WEP doesn't. The windows machine in question is a Dell E1405 with the Broadcom Draft-N card.
     
  5. iPhil macrumors 68040

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    That 'setting' is inside of airport utility... Airport Utility> click on the base station>wireless> change the setting from there..
     
  6. Mr.PS thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I don't have an airport base station, just an "airport" card inside of my Macpro that i'd like to share with other wireless pc's in this room to transfer files.
     

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