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OS 10.4 - Help - Dlink WEP security problem


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Hi,


Wondering if anyone has any ideas on how I can get security for my wireless LAN connection. I have a powerbook G4.

I have recently purchased a DLINK DSL-G604T and am able to use it through airport easily enough, but cannot set up a security encryption key.

Everytime I tried to put in a 10 digit hexadecimal digit in I was prompted that I had not put in a 10 digit hexadecimal digit. I tried all letters, all numbers a combination of the two, capitals, lower case all will no luck.

I phoned the Dlink support desk who told me to use my phone number. This seemed to work in the wizard, however when I tried the same phone number as my password it would not accept it and I could not access the internet at all.

Any ideas?

(btw I have very moderate IT skills but enough to know that I am following the instructions correctly but they are not working)

Cheers R.
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WEP is outdated, insecure and trouble-prone. If the router supports it, use WPA and you won't have any problems. It's that simple.

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Thank you - that did seem to work!

Don't know why I didn't think to try it earlier.
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