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    Apr 22, 2009
    Question Password to use with 128bit WEP
    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?


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    Jan 04, 2005
    Modesto, Ca.
    iMac 2010 27" QuadI7, iMac 2008 10.10.5, Macbook2007 10.7.5, Mac Mini 10.7.5, iPhone 3GS Note 8!
    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.

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    Apr 07, 2008

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


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    Lake Mary, Florida
    15" MBP, Core i7/2GHz, 8GB RAM, 480GB Crucial M500 SSD
    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!

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