Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by kamikaze, Mar 8, 2007.
Is there anyway to tell Mac OS to use key index 3 from a linksys router, or will it only use key 1?
They both have to use the same one.
First you set which key your Linksys will use:
Then you set the same WEP key on your computer...and it doesn't care if it's 1, 2, 3 or 4
I'm aware of that.
Let me re-phrase the question...
A friend of mine has a linksys router that he's locked down with a WEP key. In the router setup, he uses key 3. In the wireless setup on my mb, there's no option to select key index so even tho I've got the right key, it's not the right index and so it won't connect to the router. Apparently, osx will only use key 1 (or so he says) and i'd like to believe otherwise. XP on bootcamp works fine cause I can select what key index to use.
I have to be honest, I never tried it on my mini, and now I see that it doesn't work.
A little research shows that it's not possible to use key indexes 2 - 4, because the mac os x software is hard coded for index 1.
damn right it sucks. Apple managed to get the rest of the OS right, why not this??
What's the reason for using 4 different keys?
i guess because most people just use key 1 on the router so if you don't know any better even if you have the wep key if it's not the right index it won't work.