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Don't Let Your Password Slow You Down



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The Tired Donkey’s mini-series on getting your WiFi network running properly continues with this post which contains this startling revelation he came across in a helpful article in MacWorld by Ted Landau: if you are not using WPA2 password with your 802.11n network, you may be reducing it to 802.11g speeds. Why is this startling? Because the Tired Donkey has never come across this important piece of information before. And he’s a man who would normally know this kind of information. So what do you do to make sure you are getting this password setting right on your AirPort Extreme Base Station? It’s easy. Read on to find out.
First, make sure you have set up your AirPort Extreme Base Station because this post will be useless to you if you haven’t. If you are using a non-Apple device, just adapt these instructions to whatever hardware you have and its included software.
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1. Start your AirPort Utility located in your Applications/Utilities folder and make sure your base station is showing up. Select the 802.11n base station and click the “Manual Setup” button.
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2. Click on the “Wireless” tab. Under this tab, the Wireless Security should be set (as shown below) to “WPA2 Personal” in the drop-down box. Depending on what you had previously set as your password, you my have to change it because different password settings may require passwords of differing lengths. If you had to make any changes in this window, click the “Update” button in the lower right hand corner of the window and wait for your Airport Extreme to restart.
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That’s it. You’re done, and your network will now be running at maximum efficiency. If you have more questions, you may want to check out the Tired Donkey’s earlier posts on related WiFi topics. You can find them here:

Creating a Dual-Band WiFi Network

AirPort Express as Ethernet Bridge

Good luck, and leave a comment if you have anything additional to add to this discussion.

The Tired Donkey

Sitting Donkey
The Tired Donkey blogs about cocktails, ways to get the most out of your Mac at home, work, college . . . wherever. He used to write about the unending abuse suffered by the 51% of Americans who actually pay the federal income tax. But this became too depressing, and, frankly, no one wanted to read it.

Nevertheless, if you came here looking for the Tired Donkey's brilliant analysis of our dim-witted tax system, you can still find his earlier posts. Just check the archives or the
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Note: The Tired Donkey is not advertiser supported, and he gets no benefit from any product mentioned on his site.

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