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Re: help with airport card on g3 powerbook

On 9/7/05, Matthias Grimm <matthiasgrimm@users.sourceforge.net> wrote:
> On Wed, 7 Sep 2005 16:08:06 +0000
> Chris Martin <chriscodes@gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 9/7/05, Matthias Grimm <matthiasgrimm@users.sourceforge.net> wrote:
> > <snip>
> > > 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
> later Powerbooks.

Looks like we're both right. I asked one of our techs here (who used
to work at Apple), he said originally they didn't. But they released
an update to support it.

I knew I wasn't crazy. I'm using 128 on both Linux, and OS X (dual boot).


Chris Martin
Web Developer
Open Source & Web Standards Advocate

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