Re: help with airport card on g3 powerbook
On Wed, 7 Sep 2005 16:08:06 +0000
Chris Martin <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On 9/7/05, Matthias Grimm <email@example.com> wrote:
> > If you don't use the Apple base station you have to disable encrypted
> > communication in the acces point, because the original Apple Airport
> > card only supports 40Bit WEP which is not longer supported by recent
> > access points. They use 128bit WEP or WPA. The Apple Airport card can't
> > connect to base stations configured for 128Bit WEP or WPA.
> Are you sure of this? My router is set to 128Bit Hex. It's also an
> option in OS X.
If we talk about the airport card from year 2000 mounted in an
Powerbook G3, I'm pretty sure about this. Maybe Apple changed this with
Somewhere I read about 104-Bit key encryption in conjunction with Apple
airport cards (but I can't remember where) but my key looks like this:
wireless-key1 aabb-ccdd-ee (This is not my real key ;-))
That are 5 bytes = 40 Bit. How many bytes has your key?
For the Apple access point there was a possibility to update because
they use a PCMCIA card from Lucent (Silver Card, if I remember
correctly) and it could be replaced with a Gold card, which is able to
handle WEP128. But I never heard about such a update for the built-in
> > In my configuration the key is set with wireless-key1, but you only
> > need this key if your base station is able to talk WEP40.
> Again, are you sure? I was under the impression you use this if your
> access point uses multiple keys, regardless of which WEP. 128 can use
> multiple keys as well.
I always failed to connect to recent wireless routers, but I never
looked for the reason for long. Maybe there is a configuration that