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I've got a Linksys befw11s4 (v.4) with the latest firmware (v1.50.10, released Feb 3, 2004). Not sure if it's the Linksys or my iBook with Apple's 802.11b Airport card that's preventing communication when I turn WPA on. Or, maybe even Apple's latest Airport (v3.3, released Jan 26, 2004) software. The "Internet Connect" app shows full signal strength, but it can't get an IP address for my iBook. Anyone have any ideas ?...

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    Default Anyone successful with WPA and Linksys 802.11b Wireless Router ?

    I've got a Linksys befw11s4 (v.4) with the latest firmware (v1.50.10,
    released Feb 3, 2004).

    Not sure if it's the Linksys or my iBook with Apple's 802.11b Airport
    card that's preventing communication when I turn WPA on.

    Or, maybe even Apple's latest Airport (v3.3, released Jan 26, 2004)
    software. The "Internet Connect" app shows full signal strength, but it
    can't get an IP address for my iBook.

    Anyone have any ideas ?
    Dave@UPX Guest

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    Default Re: Anyone successful with WPA and Linksys 802.11b Wireless Router ?

    In article <jb9Yb.3841$telenet-ops.be>, Diederik
    <Diederik.DD*SPAMTRAP*pandora.be> wrote:
     
    >
    > You can only use WPA with airport extreme (802.11g) and Panther.[/ref]

    Thanks.

    Can anyone confirm that WPA only works with 802.11g ?

    Because Linksys has two firmware upgrades for their 802.11b wireless
    routers WITH the WPA option.
    Dave@UPX Guest

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    Default Re: Anyone successful with WPA and Linksys 802.11b Wireless Router ?

    In article <160220042227325049%invalid>,
    "DaveUPX" <invalid> wrote:
     

    From Apple's 3.3 Airport Software release:

    "This release provides support for the Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA)
    specification for the AirPort Extreme base station and both AirPort
    Extreme and AirPort clients running Mac OS X v10.3, or later."

    Though as I understand, WPA is a creature of 802.11g, not 802.11b,
    and this is an Apple supplied "extra," so to speak for folks that are
    running the earlier Airport cards.

    --
    Rod Smith
    Florida Panhandle
    Rod Guest

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    Default Re: Anyone successful with WPA and Linksys 802.11b Wireless Router ?

    In comp.sys.mac.comm DaveUPX <invalid> wrote: 
    > >
    > > You can only use WPA with airport extreme (802.11g) and Panther.[/ref]
    >[/ref]

    I have a Linksys befw11s4 v.4 and am using WEP with a G4 quicksilver airport
    802.11b card and a powerbook G4 with an aiport extreme card. The befw11s4
    only does 802.11b though. Mine has firmware v 1.45.3, July 1, 2003.
    Don't see that WAP is an option, must be part of the new firmware update?
    --
    John J. Rushford
    j j r { a t } a l i s a { d o t } o r g
    http://www.cs.du.edu/~jjr

    read-the-signature@send-spam-to-dev-null.com Guest

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    Default Re: Anyone successful with WPA and Linksys 802.11b Wireless Router ?

    I have successfully used WPA-PSK/TKIP with my BEFW11S4 router with the
    1.50.10 firmware. I have a WMP54G PCI card in my desktop and I am using Win
    XP with the latest wifi updates. The caveat though is that when I reboot I
    lose the ability to transmit data. It will show the connection in the
    systray, but I cannot communicate. I have tweaked everything I can think of
    and I found only one thing that works. If I go into the router and click
    allow all under mac filtering and then click the filtering back on then my
    connection resumes. So, yes wpa-psk works, but it is a pita to have to go to
    my computer with wired access and tweak the router firmware.

    "DaveUPX" <invalid> wrote in message
    news:160220041143318635%invalid... 


    Harry Guest

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    Default Re: Anyone successful with WPA and Linksys 802.11b Wireless Router ?

    In article <U7UYb.73582$uV3.529245attbi_s51>,
    <com> wrote:
     
    > >[/ref]
    >
    > I have a Linksys befw11s4 v.4 and am using WEP with a G4 quicksilver airport
    > 802.11b card and a powerbook G4 with an aiport extreme card. The befw11s4
    > only does 802.11b though. Mine has firmware v 1.45.3, July 1, 2003.
    > Don't see that WAP is an option, must be part of the new firmware update?[/ref]

    Yup. The last two firmware updates. You can download them from here;

    http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/20294

    It's nice to know WEP works...I may have to give that another try if I
    can't get Linksys/WPA to work...
    Dave@UPX Guest

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    Default Re: Anyone successful with WPA and Linksys 802.11b Wireless Router ?

    Thanks for the info. That is a PITA. :-)

    Sounds like something Linksys needs to fix soon.

    In article <supernews.com>, Harry Giles
    <net> wrote:
     
    >
    >[/ref]
    Dave@UPX Guest

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