5 Replies Latest reply: May 10, 2007 7:40 PM by AlbieDamm
Rachael Levine Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
I have a friend from out of the country trying to use my airport internet connection and he can not sign on because his computer keeps asking for the WEP or WPA key code. I do not know what this is or where I can find it. Can anyone direct me to where I can find this password?? By the way he is running a Windows XP computer, mine is a MAC.

thanks,
Ralimage

Windows XP
  • Tesserax Level 8 Level 8 (49,245 points)
    This keycode/password was established when the AirPort base station was setup for wireless encryption. If you didn't do this, you can still find this keycode in your OS X keychain. The Keychain Access application can be found in the \Applications\Utilities folder on your Mac.

    Look for a key with a "Kind" of "AirPort network password." Double-click on the key and then select "Show password." You will need to enter your Keychain password to reveal the AirPort network's password.
  • Day 3000 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    My iMac G5 is connected to my WPA2 enabled network. I have an old G3 iMac wcich i need to buy an aiport card for, will i be able to connect to the network, or will i have to downgrade it to WPA or even WEP?
  • Tesserax Level 8 Level 8 (49,245 points)
    Here are the minumum requirements for AirPort WPA or WPA2...
    Minumum Requirements for WPA
    - AirPort Extreme Base Station (AEBS) w/firmware 5.5
    - 802.11n AirPort Extreme Base Station (AEBSn) w/firmware 7.0
    - AirPort Express Base Station (AX) w/firmware 6.1
    - AirPort Extreme or AirPort clients running Mac OS X 10.3 or later
    - AirPort for Mac / AirPort for Windows 3.3

    Minimum Requirements for WPA2
    - AirPort Extreme Base Station (AEBS) w/firmware 5.7
    - 802.11n AirPort Extreme Base Station (AEBSn) w/firmware 7.0
    - AirPort Express Base Station (AX) w/firmware 6.3
    - AirPort Extreme or AirPort clients running Mac OS X 10.3 or later
    - AirPort for Mac / AirPort for Windows 4.2
    - AirPort Utility 5.0

    For either WPA or WPA2
    - The password may be an ASCII password of 8 to 63 ASCII characters, or it may be a hexadecimal password ("Pre-Shared Key") of exactly 64 hexadecimal characters.
  • Day 3000 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    thanks very much
  • AlbieDamm Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks for the post! I have been puling my hair out trying to connect my work laptop to my AirPort. I thought I had the correct WEP password but I didn't and your tip helpe dme see that.

    Curious though, why was my iMac able to connect to the internet through the airport when I was entering the wrong password in the Network area of System Preferences? Is it because I manage my Airports from the iMac so there really isn't any need for a password per se. No big deal, just curious. Thanks again. Apple Discussions save the day again!