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Greetings, I have an iBook with OS X 10.1.2. I just got an Airport card for the iBook so I can add it to my wireless network with a third party WAP enabled access point (Linksys). For security reasons, I'd very much like to use the WAP security supported by the access point. To use WAP, is the much anticipated 10.3 Panther version of OS X _required_ (WAP is listed as one of the features of Panther), or is there any third party or open source "WPA Supplicant" software available to get the Airport talking to a WAP enabled wireless ...

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    Default WAP and iBook with Airport card


    Greetings,

    I have an iBook with OS X 10.1.2. I just got an Airport card for the
    iBook so I can add it to my wireless network with a third party WAP
    enabled access point (Linksys). For security reasons, I'd very much
    like to use the WAP security supported by the access point.

    To use WAP, is the much anticipated 10.3 Panther version of OS X
    _required_ (WAP is listed as one of the features of Panther), or is
    there any third party or open source "WPA Supplicant" software
    available to get the Airport talking to a WAP enabled wireless
    network?

    Thanks so much for any info!

    Best Regards,
    --
    Todd H.
    http://www.toddh.net/
    Todd Guest

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    Default Re: WAP and iBook with Airport card

    Todd, I am possibly mistaken, but you seem to be confusing WAP with
    WEP, WAP being the wireless router and WEP being the pseudo-security
    offered by the router.

    Your airport card should work with WEP as-is. I use my airport card
    against several varieties of linksys WAPs around town, and I am
    running 10.2. One little quirk, though. Mac OS does not seem to allow
    use of the passphrase capability. When you configured your linksys and
    enabled WEP, you were given the opportunity to enter a passphrase,
    which was used to compute a new hex key. If you want to use WEP on
    your Mac, you have retype this long hex key instead of using the
    passphrase to automatically calculate the key. There is a tool for Mac
    OS to generate this same key, which you can then copy and paste into
    the airport config:

    http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/networking_security/wepkeymaker.html

    -luke

    net (Todd H.) wrote in message news:<com>... 
    lukeg Guest

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