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I just recently made the switch from PC to MAC. In doing so I also purchased the airport extreme. I decided to see if my PC laptop would connect to the wireless airport. When doing so I get a message asking for a WPA Key. What the heck is it and how do I find it? Is it for the MAC Pro or for the Laptop? I'm obviously not very tech savvy, so any detailed help you can offer would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance
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The WPA key (I am fairly certain) is the password you assigned along with the network name when you setup the Airport Extreme for Wifi.
To access from another machine (PC, Mac or Linux) you will need to enter it at initial login (if you don't have it set to remember your settings).
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Razormac is correct. WPA is a strong form of wireless security and the "key" is your password that unlocks the connection. So, all you need to do is enter that password when you connect to the wireless network for the first time. The key (sometimes referred to as a "password" or "passphrase") should have been established when you first set up your AirPort Extreme.

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Thanks for the help. Much appreciated.
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