New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Internet, Networking, and Wireless Discussion of networking, internet, and wireless including Apple's Airport products.

Password to use with 128bit WEP


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
wonder95

 
Member Since: Apr 22, 2009
Posts: 1
wonder95 is on a distinguished road

wonder95 is offline
I just got my shiny new MacBook Pro today (I've been using Windoze until now), and I'm trying to get connected to my wireless network. I'm using a NetGear WRG614 router, using 128-bit WEP encryption. The problem I'm having is that I can't figure whic password to use. In my router config, I have 4 hex security encryption keys, but when I try to connect in AirPort settings, it only allows me to put in one. Which one am I supposed to use?

Thanks.
QUOTE Thanks
dtravis7

 
dtravis7's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 04, 2005
Location: Modesto, Ca.
Posts: 27,930
dtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: iMac 2.4 C2D 10.10.1, iMac 2.16 C2d 10.6.8, Macbook2007 10.8.4, Mac Mini 10.8.4, iPhone 3GS Note 8!!

dtravis7 is offline
Any of them but try the first one in the list and make sure that one is checked in the Netgears config. Save it then try it in OSX.

If I were you though I would try WPA. That Netgear should support WPA. WEP can be easily hacked in sometimes as short as 5 minutes. WPA is much more secure and better performing also. Just a suggestion. If your WRG614 does not support WPA, try upgrading the firmware.

I just checked Netgear's site and it's supposed to support WPA-PSK and WPA2-PSK.
QUOTE Thanks
Tex-Twil

 
Member Since: Apr 07, 2008
Posts: 187
Tex-Twil has a spectacular aura about

Tex-Twil is offline
+1

WEP is very weak and should not be used. Just switch to WPA2

Tex
QUOTE Thanks
cwa107

 
cwa107's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 20, 2006
Location: Middletown, Pennsylvania
Posts: 26,636
cwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 15" MBP, Core i7/2GHz, 8GB RAM, 480GB Crucial M500 SSD

cwa107 is offline
Agreed. If you're using WEP, you may as well have no security at all.

Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Problem running time machine on external hd through aiport extreme | Issues with airport and my netgear router and Entourage »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
WEP password.. WIRELESS PROBLEMS riegeronimo Internet, Networking, and Wireless 9 12-20-2007 01:40 PM
WEP password prompt mugglecox Switcher Hangout 1 12-02-2007 04:31 AM
WEP Password jakenoble Switcher Hangout 7 10-14-2007 08:09 AM
WEP Password manutdfan Internet, Networking, and Wireless 0 05-18-2007 07:06 PM
WEP Password Refused? kenbrinkman Internet, Networking, and Wireless 7 01-17-2007 06:13 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:50 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?