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MacBook - "R" key wont work when typing in WEP key


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As many other mac users, I have had trouble connecting to my community internet here at my apartment. I enter the password and my mac tells me there has been an error joining the network. On my imac it works just fine. Anyway, I found that the answer to this problem was to put a dollar sign before it. This is the article that I found ...

AirPort Express: Difficulty joining third-party network that is using WEP


Now here is my problem:

The other day the internet was down, so I connected to a neighbors internet. Now that the internet is back on I am told to re-enter the password. The password is "briar" if I type in briar it works fine, but won't connect. I type the $ before it, as I used to and, but then my computer won't let me type the letter r. If I type briar first, I can't add a $ before the word. It's the strangest thing. Any suggestions?
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Is the WEP set to HEX or ASCIII on your Macbook??
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There are 4 options, WEP, Wep-hex, Wep-ascIII and Leap. I am set to WEP, but the password "briar" or "$briar" doesnt work on any of these options, and I know for a fact that I have the right password.

The funny thing is that it worked a couple of weeks ago using the dollar sign trick.
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try figuring out what briar converts to in whichever hex line you're using and enter that hex line?
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They are using an ASCII Key. I tried it here and I can type it in with the $ in front with no issues on any or my macs.

That very key worked before on his system, so something has gone wrong. I set up a router here for WEP and an ASCII instead of HEX key with that briar and all letters entered in fine.
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