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How do I configure WEP wireless security on my Macintosh Operating System?

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WEP Wireless Setup on Apple Operating Systems

This documentation provides information on:
  • Configuring WEP wireless connections for Leopard Operating System.
  • Configuring WEP wireless connections for Tiger Operating System.
  • Verifying wireless connections for Leopard and Tiger Operating System.
Wireless client cards from different manufacturers and different operating systems accomplish connecting to a wireless LAN and enabling WEP in a variety of ways.  Consult the documentation for your particular wireless card and/or operating system.

CAUTION: You must meet the following requirements to make a connection:
  • Wireless adapter and it's associated drivers installed in your machine.
  • Wireless enabled in Motorola wireless or a third party wireless device.
  • Must have wireless settings: SSID (Network ID), WEP (encryption type) and encryption key (network key).

    NOTE: If you are connecting to a third party wireless device, refer to its vendor for wireless settings.


Configuration for WEP Wireless Connection on Leopard 10.5.x AirPort

  1. Click on Apple icon on upper left-hand corner.
  2. Select System Preferences.

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  3. Click on Network in Internet and Network section.
  4. Select AirPort from the list.

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  5. Select the SSID from Network Name drop-down menu.

    NOTE: If you do not see your SSID on the list, it may either not be properly configured or (SSID) broadcast feature maybe disabled.  In some cases, manual configuration is required when SSID is not set to broadcast.  Advance to next section for manual configuration. 

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  6. Enter the encryption key in Password field.
  7. Click the OK button.

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  8. To verify wireless connection on Leopard 10.5.x AirPort, Check the AirPort Status in Network

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Manual Configuration for WEP Wireless Connection on Leopard 10.5.x AirPort

  1. Click on Apple icon in uppoer left-hand corner of the deskop.
  2. Select System Preferences.

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  3. Click on Network in Internet and Network section.
  4. Select AirPort from the list.

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  5. Select Join Other Network from Network Name drop-down menu. 

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  6. Enter SSID in Network Name field.
  7. Select WEP Password from Security drop-down menu. 
  8. Enter the encryption key in Password field.
  9. Click the Join button.

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  10. To verify wireless connection on Leopard 10.5.x AirPort, Check the AirPort Status in Network

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Configuring for WEP Wireless Connection on Tiger 10.4.x AirPort

  1. Click the Apple icon on the upper left-hand corner.
  2. Select System Preferences.

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  3. Click the Network icon in Internet & Network section.
  4. Select AirPort from the list.

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  5. Click the Connect button.  The Internet Connect utility appears.
  6. In the Internet Connect utility,
    a.   Select the SSID in the Network drop-down menu.

    NOTE: If you do not see your SSID on the list, it may either not be properly configured or (SSID) broadcast feature maybe disabled.  In some cases, manual configuration is required when SSID is not set to broadcast.  Advance to next section for manual configuration.

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    b.   Enter the encryption key in Password field.
    c.   Click the OK button.

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  7. To verify Wireless connection on Tiger 10.4.x AirPort, check the Status on the bottom left of the Internet Connect utility. 

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Manual Configuring for WEP Wireless Connection on Tiger 10.4.x AirPort

  1. Click the Apple icon on the upper left-hand corner.
  2. Select System Preferences.

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  3. Click the Network icon in Internet & Network section.
  4. Select AirPort from the list.

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  5. Click the Connect button.  The Internet Connect utility appears.
  6. In the Internet Connect utility,
    a.   Select Other in Network drop-down menu.

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    b.   Enter SSID in Network Name field.
    c.   Select WEP Password from Security drop-down menu. 
    d.   Enter the encryption key in Password field.
    e.   Click the OK button.

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  7. To verify Wireless connection on Tiger 10.4.x AirPort, check the Status on the bottom left of the Internet Connect utility.
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