Windows 7 connect to WEP encrypted wireless network








WEP is insecure and you should try not to use it. However, in some cases you have to use WEP. (e.g. Mac OS X Lion Internet sharing supports only WEP).

I have a Windows 7 netbook, I want to connect it to the WEP encrypted wireless network created by my Mac book pro (OS X Lion). However, it just failed to connect.
Searched and found the following solution:
  1. Open "Network and Sharing Center".
  2. Select "Set up a new connection or network".
  3. Select "Manually connect to a wireless network".
  4. Enter the network name(ESSID): e.g. WILSON_MBP, and Save
  5. Try connect to the network and enter the WEP key, if it keeps failing to connect, do the following steps:
  6. "Manage Wireless Networks" and Select the network that you just created, open it
  7. Activate "Security" tab, if the Security Type is "No authentication (Open)", change it to "Shared"; if the Security Type is "Shared", change it to "No authentication (Open)".
  8. Now you can connect to the network and re-enter the WEP key.

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