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WEP to WPA

Currently have 5 computers (3 Apple's and 2 PC's) and everything works fine. Bought a new MacBook, and could not get the wireless to work. Apple tells me for better security they only accept WPA wireless now, and I need to change from WEP. How do I do this?

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  • charlotteH Jan 24, 2009

    Is there no way of getting the macbook to access wireless via WEP? It asks for WEP password without saying it won't access it. Macbook is a year and a half old. WEP password doesn't work



  • darinel_e Mar 03, 2009

    I have an apple computer and i can get the wifi to work in my computer all others pc are working just fine

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Two methods to solve your problem:
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Hi...

If you are trying to access the page 192.168.0.1 via wireless connection then I'm afraid it won't work.

You need to be connected to the router before you can access the routers set-up page.

You have 2 options.

1. Connect your macbook to the router with a ethernet cable then access page 192.168.0.1 or
2. On the back of the router is a small hole. (Reset Button) Using a needle or paper-clip press this button for about 10 seconds then release. This will reset the router to factory default settings and usually (Although not guaranteeing this as can be configured differently depending on where the router came from) mean that wireless is "OPEN" in other words no wep/wpa required.
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Also underneath the router should be the default wep key "IF" the wireless is passcode enabled.

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When you will make WEP key then you have to put this key on your pc first for connect to internet. It is very easy steps & your network will make secure.

First check your network option also.

Right click on your network then you see the property then go to security See dropdown menu If you have wep key then follow these steps if you did not see thi.

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(WEP)
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1.open a web-browser such as Internet Explorer and enter the IP address of the router (192.168.0.1)

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7. Now Save setting. then your router gonna boot up make sure let it boot. It connected after 5 minute.

You should write your password in paper first then you will have to add this key into your pc. network.


You can not connect internet because you have to put these Key(password) into your pc first.


Go to your network connection in your pc Choose your network
Or

You see two computer( internet icon) on the desktop
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Right click on your network then you see the property then go to security choose wep key then put the password(KEY).


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1. Wireless Security mode then drop-down-menu - EnableWPA
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Save setting
Device restart.


Now check Network status. Its working now.

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Ok, access your routers web management page.

From the menu on the left, select Wireless, then Encryption.

You should be able to change the settings there.

As im sure your aware, you will have to reconfigure the other 5 clients to use WPA after doing this. I would recommend having a least on client connected by ethernet to the router so that if changes make the wireless inaccessable, you can still access the routers configuration.

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