I have Internet Sharing enabled:
The WEP password is
aaaaa. I understand that my MacBook Pro now acts as a wireless access point. My Windows XP PC can see this. However, when I enter
aaaaa as a password, I can't connect
Am I missing something? I've read about WEP being seriously outdated, that WiFi device manufacturers hadn't yet agreed on a unified way to treat passwords through WEP.
So I did some experiments. As a control setup, I'll hold my Mac password to
AAAAA at all times. I've tried the following passwords on my Windows:
aaaaa - Fail
6161616161 - Fail (
61 is the hex ASCII code for
AAAAA - Fail
4141414141 - Fail (
41 is the hex ASCII code for
Yes, I also tried using 128-bit WEP, trying out the same experiments above for
AAAAAAAAAAAAA. It still fails.