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Old 01-10-2009, 02:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have an iBook G4. I installed Ubuntu PPC on it. WPA security worked. So, that should mean that my wireless card supports that security, right? That's not an OS feature, is it?

...because I put OSX 10.4 back on this iBook G4 and now I can't connect to the same WPA secured network I did before, and I can't figure out why. I guess Mac supports it because it has the option for WPA Personal. I just don't see why it keeps failing.
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Hmm, could be wrong wpa type? Can you get to the router to see what WPA is on?
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WPA AES is on. Same as I used when I had Ubuntu PPC on this same laptop.

edit - turns out Mac doesn't support AES... so I had to change my WPA security to TKIP. All good now, just no AES. Oh well.
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Yha, that'd what I was thinking..

A non dictionary passphrase is almost impossible to crack/guess, who cares what WPA ait is.
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The ironic part is, I had Ubuntu PPC on the iBook because... I like Ubuntu. I went to Mac OSX 10.4 because I wanted flash, and adobe doesn't support PPC based linux distros. But my graphics card in the iBook must suck cause, even with 1.2ghz processor, 768mb RAM, the videos lag real bad. Blahhhhh.
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