WEP for Airport ExPress

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by macspeed, Apr 30, 2011.

  1. macspeed macrumors newbie

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    I ahve an older HP wireless printer. The Printer is asking for a WEP for the network 13 or 26 characters. Where can I find the AE WEP?
     
  2. flynz4 macrumors 68040

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    WEP is very insecure... and I would not use WEP for my wireless network security. All contemporary equipment (I think since 2004) supports WPA2. I would ditch the old printer before I lowered my security to WEP. Alternatively, I would attach it via wire to your router, or via USB to one computer and then share it.

    /Jim
     
  3. oakie macrumors 6502

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    use the airport utility to activate wep on your network and/or assign a wep keyphrase. if you set up your network then you should know the keyphrase you created.
     
  4. cube macrumors G5

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    You must not use WEP. Change the printer if it doesn't support WPA, or connect it by cable.
     
  5. oakie macrumors 6502

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    ok, whatever these guys are saying. wep is evil and you cannot even use it temporarily.

    disregard my post.
     
  6. macspeed thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Do you know if can I extend my A express wireless network with another A express at the printer to connect with usb?
     
  7. cube macrumors G5

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    I know you can create a wireless bridge to connect ethernet devices, but I never looked into the USB.
     
  8. cube macrumors G5

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    Besides the bridged mode, I imagine if you use the Airport Express normally to extend a wireless network, the USB printer should work.
     

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