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    Airport on my powerbook won't connect when my WEP key is 64-bit
    I'm having this problem, my company has d-link wireless router for our DSL, and it was originally wide open with no WEP key required. I reccomended to my boss that he let me enable the WEP key feature so our connection is more secure. I was able to get it to work with all the laptops in the office with a 128-bit key, but this particular model has documented connection drops when using 128-bit (POS d-link), so i switched to 64-bit. All the computers can connect except for my powerbook, it gives me a "can't connect" error. I know i'm typing the key in properly. Has this happened to anyone else? Currently I'm using the wired network (blah!)

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    I got it to work, I just chose the 40/128-bit encryption...not sure why because I have it setup with 64. For those of you that might have this problem in the future...

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    powerbook wont connect to network using wep
    Quote Originally Posted by gort View Post
    I'm having this problem, my company has d-link wireless router for our DSL, and it was originally wide open with no WEP key required. I reccomended to my boss that he let me enable the WEP key feature so our connection is more secure. I was able to get it to work with all the laptops in the office with a 128-bit key, but this particular model has documented connection drops when using 128-bit (POS d-link), so i switched to 64-bit. All the computers can connect except for my powerbook, it gives me a "can't connect" error. I know i'm typing the key in properly. Has this happened to anyone else? Currently I'm using the wired network (blah!)


    I was having the same issue after upgrading my router to a new Netgear wnr3500 router. After doing alot of searching, i found that if you put a $ in front of your WEP key, it will allow you to connect to your network. I thought it would be too easy a solution, but to my suprise, it actually worked and i haven't had a problem since.

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