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On 6/23/03 9:48 AM, in article [email]tomstiller-FFD5AC.09484823062003news.comcast.giganews.com[/email], "Tom Stiller" <tomstillercomcast.net> wrote: > In article <Xns93A3547A66000downhomecom130.81.64.196>, > Vito <Photoman15myway.com> wrote: > >> [email]slavinshearsay.demon.co.uk[/email]localhost (Simon Slavin) wrote in >> news:BB1C0AAE96682CD2CC0.0.0.0: >> >>> In article <Xns93A062E552F17downhomecom130.81.64.196>, >>> Me <Photoman15myway.com> wrote: >>> >>>> I was just given an I-Book (500?). It has an AirPort card installed. I >>>> checked a little and saw that it is 802.11b. Is there any way I can make >>>> it connect with a wireless access point that is NOT an AirPort base? >>> >>> 802.11b does not mean 'AirPort'. It's a widely-used standard and >>> almost all wireless ...

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    Default Re: Newbie Question: AirPort

    On 6/23/03 9:48 AM, in article
    [email]tomstiller-FFD5AC.09484823062003news.comcast.giganews.com[/email], "Tom Stiller"
    <tomstillercomcast.net> wrote:
    > In article <Xns93A3547A66000downhomecom130.81.64.196>,
    > Vito <Photoman15myway.com> wrote:
    >
    >> [email]slavinshearsay.demon.co.uk[/email]localhost (Simon Slavin) wrote in
    >> news:BB1C0AAE96682CD2CC0.0.0.0:
    >>
    >>> In article <Xns93A062E552F17downhomecom130.81.64.196>,
    >>> Me <Photoman15myway.com> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> I was just given an I-Book (500?). It has an AirPort card installed. I
    >>>> checked a little and saw that it is 802.11b. Is there any way I can make
    >>>> it connect with a wireless access point that is NOT an AirPort base?
    >>>
    >>> 802.11b does not mean 'AirPort'. It's a widely-used standard and
    >>> almost all wireless access points use it. Chances are that your
    >>> iBook (not 'I-Book') can use your SMC just fine.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>
    >> Thanks. What I meant that it was 802.11b compliant. I did get it to work
    >> with the SMC Wireless Access Point, but I had to turn of 128 bit WEP
    >> encryption as I don't know how or if the iBook can do that.
    >>
    >
    > The iBook AirPort can do 128 bit WEP byt the algorithms for transforming
    > passwords to keys is different. You shve to transport the WEP keys
    > using the hexadecimal notation.
    How is that done?

    Rafael Hermoso Guest

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    Default Re: Newbie Question: AirPort

    In article <BB1EB4F4.36AA%rhermosomindspring.com>,
    Rafael Hermoso <rhermosomindspring.com> wrote:
    > On 6/23/03 9:48 AM, in article
    > [email]tomstiller-FFD5AC.09484823062003news.comcast.giganews.com[/email], "Tom Stiller"
    > <tomstillercomcast.net> wrote:
    >
    > > In article <Xns93A3547A66000downhomecom130.81.64.196>,
    > > Vito <Photoman15myway.com> wrote:
    > >
    > >> [email]slavinshearsay.demon.co.uk[/email]localhost (Simon Slavin) wrote in
    > >> news:BB1C0AAE96682CD2CC0.0.0.0:
    > >>
    > >>> In article <Xns93A062E552F17downhomecom130.81.64.196>,
    > >>> Me <Photoman15myway.com> wrote:
    > >>>
    > >>>> I was just given an I-Book (500?). It has an AirPort card installed. I
    > >>>> checked a little and saw that it is 802.11b. Is there any way I can make
    > >>>> it connect with a wireless access point that is NOT an AirPort base?
    > >>>
    > >>> 802.11b does not mean 'AirPort'. It's a widely-used standard and
    > >>> almost all wireless access points use it. Chances are that your
    > >>> iBook (not 'I-Book') can use your SMC just fine.
    > >>>
    > >>>
    > >>>
    > >>
    > >> Thanks. What I meant that it was 802.11b compliant. I did get it to work
    > >> with the SMC Wireless Access Point, but I had to turn of 128 bit WEP
    > >> encryption as I don't know how or if the iBook can do that.
    > >>
    > >
    > > The iBook AirPort can do 128 bit WEP but the algorithms for transforming
    > > passwords to keys is different. You save to transport the WEP keys
    > > using the hexadecimal notation.
    > How is that done?
    >
    You must first get the wireless base station (whatever it is) to display
    its WEP password in hex. Copy down the digit string. On the iBook,
    select the AirPort icon from the right end of the menubar, turn on the
    AirPort, and select "Other..." as the base station. From the panel thus
    opened, enter the network name and then choose the correct form of
    password entry from the "Password" drop-down. Enter the hex digit
    string that you copied down.

    --
    Tom Stiller

    PGP fingerprint = 5108 DDB2 9761 EDE5 E7E3
    7BDA 71ED 6496 99C0 C7CF
    Tom Stiller Guest

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    Default Re: Newbie Question: AirPort

    Tom Stiller <tomstillercomcast.net> wrote in news:tomstiller-
    [email]340A0A.06463425062003news.comcast.giganews.com[/email]:
    > You must first get the wireless base station (whatever it is) to display
    > its WEP password in hex. Copy down the digit string. On the iBook,
    > select the AirPort icon from the right end of the menubar, turn on the
    > AirPort, and select "Other..." as the base station. From the panel thus
    > opened, enter the network name and then choose the correct form of
    > password entry from the "Password" drop-down. Enter the hex digit
    > string that you copied down.
    >
    > --
    Okay. I already have the Airport card talking to the Wirless Access Point
    but with WEP off. I have the WEP based on a PassPhrase (an 8 letter/number
    combo). How do I get the hex for that or does that (the phrase) get used to
    generate a 128bit string that is really used?

    Vito Guest

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