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new mac user having networking problems
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Dacicle
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Dec 28, 2003, 03:04 PM
 
Prior to my reception of this mac i had been a windows fanboy, you might say - although I had plans on switching to GNU/Linux.

Moving on, I have a WLAN running in my house and I need my PowermacG3 (running panther with an AirPort) to connect so I may use the internet on it. Here is the situation:

- the AirPort detects the network
- i KNOW i have the proper password
- the network is using WEP 128-bit encryption
- the mac gives me two options for 128-bit (hex and ASCII) of which I have tried both, however I'm under the impression i should just use WEP Password
- the connection DOESN'T work

as for that,

- "Built-in Ethernet...The cable for Built-in Ethernet is not plugged in"

so my question is multiple choice:

a) what am I doing wrong?
b) what am I missing?
c) what do I have to buy?
     
kampl
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Dec 28, 2003, 04:25 PM
 
In order to use my non-Apple AP I had to use a program called Xwepgen to generate the hex keys and distribute those to the AP and the client.

As for the ethernet problem, do you have a bad cable perhaps? Can you verify thaqt the port is not dead on your Mac by trying another network somewhere?
     
Dacicle  (op)
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Dec 28, 2003, 04:39 PM
 
thank you very much; that program worked like a charm.
     
   
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