Connecting Macbook to WRT54G linksys router.

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    I am trying to connect two cmputers to a linksys router. I set up the router with a WEP password and the PC connects fine but the Macbook will not. I go throuh airport, click other connection on the drop down menu, then at the next window it asks for the name of the router and when I select it the WEP password tab comes up and asks for the code. When I try either the actual password or one of the four keys generated and click conect it tries to connect for a few seconds then an error scren comes up saying "there was a error connecting blah". I already tried switching the frequency channel from 6 to 1 but it still wont work. I know jack shit about macbooks and am compltely out of ideas. Please help me if you can. :o
     
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    What do you mean one of the four keys? The WEP key should be a bunch of numbers and letters. I think 26 characters if you are using WEP.

    Turn off WEP and see if you can connect to test.
     
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    on this router you type in a password and hit generate and four hex/dec keys show up under it. :dunno:
     
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    Yes, and they all make up the WEP key. Are you typing in the full key?
     
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    What do you mean "the full key"?

    What I have been doing is using one of the four keys as the password.
     
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    All 4 keys = The WEP key ;)

    Just type them all in without any spaces.
     
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    Well we completely resetted the router and gave it a new wireless name and 128bit wep password and the fucking pos macbook still cant connect to it. I guess ill try to update the router and change the frequency channel from 6 to 1 and see what happens. I am having to talk someone thru this over the phone. :mad:
     
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    So the encrypted wireless is working on the Windows machine? Are you sure you are putting in the same key on the MAC?
     
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    yes to both.
     
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    in OSX you can choose what kind of secure network you're joining, make sure you're choosing the right one.
     
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    OK we unsecured the wireless and the Macbook can connect now. I'm thinking the router may need a firmware update or something.
     

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