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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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I understand that you need to check the security key so as to connect the computer with the router's wireless network.


In order to get this key we need to login to the router's page using any computer which is physically connected to router. Please follow the steps on a computer connected to the router so as to check the network key:


1. Open a web browser like Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Safari.

2. Access the router's GUI by typing 'http://192.168.1.1' or 'http://www.routerlogin.com' in the address bar.

3. When prompted for Username and Password, please enter 'admin' for the Username and 'password' for Password.

4. Click on Wireless Settings (under Setup) from the left menu.

5. Check if WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) or WPA-PSK (Wi-Fi Protected Access Pre-Shared Key) is selected under 'Security Options'.

6. If WPA-PSK is selected, copy the code entered in the passphrase (or network key).

7. If WEP is selected, copy the code entered in the key that has been checked.


This is the code required for connecting the wireless computer to the router's wireless network.

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Wont allow me to connect 2 additional computers and need pin name or number


Two methods to solve your problem:
Method 1:
(1) Using your currently connected and working computers, access the wireless router security page at 192.168.1.1 (page 8 of 44 from the WRT54G2 manual), default password "admin" (page 7 of 44 from the WRT54G2 manual)
PDF file of the Linksys/Cisco Wireless-G Broadband Router User Guide:
http://belkashop.com.ua/products_files/WRT54G2_V10_EN.pdf
You'll need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view/print this file - free from www.adobe.com
(2) get the WEP or WPA password, and enter it into the wireless LAN (WLAN) settings on your 2 additional computers.

Method 2:
Alternatively, access the WEP or WPA key on one of your working PC, by
(1) make sure the printer is working, powered up and online.
(2) invoke "Network Setup Wizard"
(3) wind thru various steps (click-ing NEXT), then select "Print Network Settings"
(4) use the printed WEP or WPA key in the WLAN settings on your additional 2 PCs.

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anyway, just go to your hardwired computer:

Hardwired computer:
1. open web browser
2.in the address bar typein 192.168.0.1
3. the username:admin password:(None, just leave it blank)
4. Click "SETUP"
5.Click "WIRELESS SETTING"
6.Click "MANUAL WIRELESS NETWORK SETUP"
7.change now the SSID or NETWORK NAME (create a new name to avoid conflicts with your ol network name that was saved into your computer
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if WPA-Personnal, minimum of 8 Characters
9. type in the network key
for WEP type it in WEP KEY 1 (PLEASE DONNT CHANGE key 2,3,4)
for WPA-PERSONAL type it in PRESHARED KEY at the buttom.

10. then click on save settings on the top

Thats it.....

hope this will help you

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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.
Then you can access the page and set things up with passwords etc you can remember.
Also underneath the router should be the default wep key "IF" the wireless is passcode enabled.

And despite using 2 different netgear routers and updating the firmware. I have to now tell you.
They constantly locked up and dropped my broadband connection so bad I purchased different equipment.
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Hi 8233 is a good choice for a router
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1. These steps are to be performed strictly from a computer which is wired.
2.Even if you are using your mac book turn of the airport and connect it via a cable.
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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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After fighting with this for the last couple of hours I have my ipod touch working with the netgear DG834G(v3) router. The fix is a bit odd and I am not entirely sure why it works but I thought I would share and hopefully it might help you out …

First I think that the WEP encryption simply does not work between these two devices and causes some very strange behaviour – the WEP 'authentication type' setting I had on the 'wireless settings' page was set to 'shared key' – I flicked this to 'automatic' & strength to ‘128 bit’ - hit apply and finally I found I was able to connect without an error message (after inputting the correct WEP key). Unfortunately the DHCP did not work correctly after this and I kept receiving IP addresses in the range of 169.254.x.x (an internal default) rather than my networks expected 192.168.0.x range. The Ipod touch couldn’t find any DNS servers or connect to the internet.


To get round this I set the router ‘security options’ to use WPA instead (WPA-PSK (Wi-Fi Protected Access Pre-Shared Key)) instead of WEP. Set the new WPA password at the bottom of the wireless settings page - again hit apply - and configured the ipod to use the new password and WPA PSK instead of WEP. This worked fine – although it does mean I have to change the settings on all my other wireless devices around the house!

The weird thing is that although the router isn’t using WEP encryption changing the 'authentication type' setting back to ‘shared key’ in the WEP menu breaks the WPA connection again – very odd? I blame netgear and their obviously crazy wep code :)

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