[X-Newbies] Re: Using airport card with linksys router?

Charles Martin chasm at mac.com
Thu Oct 27 21:58:56 PDT 2005

> From: Thomas McDermott Jr <tjm at pobox.com>
> This is the reply I got from linksys:
> Ryan F.(14014): Regarding this concern about MAC wirelessly
> connecting to the security enabled router - not only will you just
> put the key whether WEP or WPA to it but there is a set of characters
> that MAC uses before the WEP/WPA key.
> Ryan F.(14014): You need to call MAC tech support to guide to the
> process of entering the characters plus the WEP/WPA key.
> What sort of characters are they talking about?

In certain situations, putting the WEP or WAP key in with a $ in  
front of the sequence resolves the problem. That's probably one of  
the potential "characters" they are talking about. Why not just call  
Apple and ask them as advised?


Claiming that the Macintosh is inferior to Windows because most  
people use Windows is like saying that all other restaurants are  
inferior to McDonald's.

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