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14267 Views 10 Replies Latest reply: Jul 7, 2010 4:56 PM by M1CH43L
Currently Being ModeratedDec 30, 2008 2:03 PM (in response to M1CH43L)Hi M1CH43L, and a warm welcome to the forums!
Could the new Router be using WPA2?
The original AP cad only supports WPA on some Routers, but not WPA2...
Currently Being ModeratedDec 30, 2008 2:24 PM (in response to BDAqua)It was set up to use WPA2 out of the box, but I've dialed it back to plain old WPA Personal and it still doesn't let me log in. I still get the error message, "There was an error joining the AirPort network...".
I just got off the phone with Linksys. They had me try changing the network name, password, and channel, but none of that helped. My boyfriend has a Windows 2000 laptop that connects just fine, so they decided it must be something wrong with the iBook. But what...PowerMac G4 MDD Dual 1GHz, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 31, 2008 9:10 AM (in response to BDAqua)Smart guy.... I think this might finally be getting at the heart of the matter.
I launched Internet Connect and selected File > New 802.1X Connection (to add the icon you mentioned). Then I selected Edit Configuration. There are various fields to fill in that are easy enough, but when I get to Authentication, at the bottom, I'm stuck. These are the methods listed (on the iBook):
However, these are the methods listed on the router's setup page:
Clearly, there will be no connecting of the dots. I guess, now, the question is, can I add an authentication protocol to either the laptop or the router? I'm glad to at least know what the issue is now.PowerMac G4 MDD Dual 1GHz, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 31, 2008 2:11 PM (in response to M1CH43L)OK...
The original Apple AirPort Card can be updated with firmware and drivers to handle TKIP; Mac OS X 10.3 Panther or later is required, however.
Though this thread seems to indcate "g" mode is required with Linksys!?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 13, 2009 2:25 PM (in response to BDAqua)Thanks! This is certainly the first mention I've heard of TKIP, specifically, on the original airport card. I've contacted the author of the article and, hopefully, he'll be able to tell me where he found that bit of info. Maybe that will point me in the right direction.
In the meantime, I thought that I would look to see if there's a standalone update for the original airport card, but Apple sure hasn't made it easy to find downloads on their site. It seems that all I can do is run a search and it's not turning up anything past the Airport update for OS X 10.3. There also doesn't seem to be any mention of TKIP in the entirety of their knowledgeable. Boo.PowerMac G4 MDD Dual 1GHz, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 14, 2009 6:51 PM (in response to M1CH43L)
In the meantime, I thought that I would look to see if there's a standalone update for the original airport card, but Apple sure hasn't made it easy to find downloads on their site. It seems that all I can do is run a search and it's not turning up anything past the Airport update for OS X 10.3. There also doesn't seem to be any mention of TKIP in the entirety of their knowledgeable. Boo.
I found this thread while trying to set up a recently acquired iBook G3/500 (Dual USB) with a plain old AirPort card. I have an older Linksys WRT54G wireless router. Using OS X 10.4.11 with Airport Software 4.2.9 or OS X 10.3.9 with Airport Software 4.2.1, I was able to connect with Personal WPA TKIP without much difficulty.
Don't get hung up on seeing TKIP as a choice under the Internet Connect section. I didn't see it listed on my Mac Mini G4 with OS X 10.4.11 and an Airport Extreme card. I also didn't see Personal WPA2 AES on that machine, but it worked. So Personal WPA TKIP does work in the "b" mode at least with my Linksys router.
I hope this helps a bit in figuring out your situation.Mac Mini G4 and Intel C2D; B&W G3
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 6, 2009 9:54 AM (in response to M1CH43L)Hi guys,
I have the same issue: older iBook G3 800Mhz (OS X 10.4.11) cannot connect using WPA/WPA2 password to Linksys WRT54GL router using DD-WRT firmware (www.dd-wrt.com). The airport was forcing the WEP password requirement though in System Preferences->Network->Airport it's allowed to add WPA/WPA2 password.
1) in Wireless Basic Settings use:
Wireless Mode: AP
Wireless Network Mode: Mixed *
Sensitivite Range (ACK timming): 0 *
2) in Wireless Security:
Security Mode: WPA2 Personal Mixed *
WPA Algorithms: TKIP + AES
* - required to get older Airport card connecting to WRT54GL
I hope it helps.
OvidiuiBook, Mac OS X (10.4.11), G3 800Mhz, 640Mb, 80Gb, CD, 12"