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So I brought 2 iMacs home from school the other day, and I set them up as I needed to use DVD Studio Pro and burn 12 different DVDs (6 of each project). I noticed something rather alarming when I went to connect them to my wireless network protected by WPA or w/e. The iMacs simply connected to it no problem, no password/username asked, completely bypassed all security protocols on my router and connected to the net. :closed:

Is this normal? I don't want to see some guy randomly jacking into my wireless network with his Mac, especially since then I wouldn't be able to stop him from accessing my main home server system and start grabbing things off of it, adding things, deleting,...


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Either:

- Your WPA had no password protection
- Your Macs had the password already in their keychain
- Your Macs didn't actually connect to the router you think, but another unprotected wireless network

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It has password protection, all the other comps require me to type it in, I've never used the iMacs on my network, and they were connected to my network =\
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It has password protection, all the other comps require me to type it in, I've never used the iMacs on my network, and they were connected to my network =\

Well this is a first, you should contact Apple and let them know Macs automatically crack 128-bit encryption.

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I tried it again tonight, and for some reason they can't connect anymore O.o

I was using TKIP last time
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Just my 2 cents.

I just got a a MacBook and I setup a new wireless network for my house, and the whole thing works great, and the Macbook asked me for the password for my wep key and then it just saved it in the key chain so I don't have to type it anymore.

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Just my 2 cents.

I just got a a MacBook and I setup a new wireless network for my house, and the whole thing works great, and the Macbook asked me for the password for my wep key and then it just saved it in the key chain so I don't have to type it anymore.

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I recommend that you change to WPA. It is more secure.
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I have never ever seen this happen and trust me, I have tried also. I am VERY into networking and security and take it very seriously and try everything to see if there is any way to get into the networks I set up. I have many Macs with WiFi and PC's also. NONE will ever get Internet with WEP, WPA and WPA2 on the router. Something is wrong. I still think that Zoolook is right in his post.

I have seen PC's get on but if you try to go to a page or anywhere on the network, nothing will happen. Your comment about being on the Net does not makes sense if all is set up right in your router with WPA or WPA2.
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