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What about the WEP key option?
Authored by: raider on Sep 05, '03 03:22:54PM
For much of the rest of the universe, folks are not able to use simple passwords to connect to wireless routers. Rather they have to use cryptic strings of many Hexidecimal digits.

Don't even try and sound informed, just keep spreading anti-PC FUD...

I am a Mac user and proud of it, but this is simply not true. I have used SEVERAL WAPs with PCs running Windows and Linux. Most allow the use of a normal password or passphrase. The issue is usually the extremely cheap ones will have poor software interfaces. But even that is changing with the popularity of wireless connectivity. The Mac is *not* perfect, and in fact I would say that Apple sort of "broke" things by chosing an odd way to encode their passwords for 802.11x purposes.

All mac vs. PC stuff aside, another very helpful utility for some network configurations involving Macs and PCs and WAPs designed for PC networks is WEP Key Maker.

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