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by Kugelmass / May 25, 2008 5:44 PM PDT

Hi everyone, I have iMac, MacBook and PC in my house and I want to make a wireless connection in the whole building. I have my iMac connected by cable and in network preferences I enabled internet sharing using WEP password. It works fine with my MacBook, but my PC can only recognize it but cannot connect. Thanks for any response!

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There might be ...
by Kees Bakker / May 25, 2008 6:05 PM PDT
In reply to: airport

more involved than just these 3 machines? Like a modem and a wireless router and a (wireless) network. Can you tell the full setup in stead of just the three end-points?

You post in the Mac forum. Why do you think this is a Mac problem and not a Windows problem?

Kees

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by Kugelmass / May 25, 2008 6:29 PM PDT
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I don't know if there is any special settings needed on Mac to share internet connection with PC. I just started the internet sharing and created a password - if you are sure the problem is in PC I will ask elsewhere.

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(NT) Don't know. Can be everything.
by Kees Bakker / May 25, 2008 7:03 PM PDT
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Buy a wireless router
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / May 26, 2008 12:29 AM PDT
In reply to: airport

and stop trying to share from the Mac.

While it works, it is not the best way to go.

A wireless "N" router, not very expensive right now, will solve all your problems and allow you to move right along.


P

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We have a note about WEP in our networking forum.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 26, 2008 12:34 AM PDT
In reply to: airport

Basically it's busted. Not only that but the kid friendly hack tools can cause grief for those that insist on using this few minute to crack click on this button security.

There's not much we can do but watch members participate in the learning process (trainwrecks?) and hope to speed it up by noting the issue and sharing that a properly setup router is the real fix.
Bob

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