Requirements for WPA
To join a WPA network, a Macintosh computer must have:
- an AirPort or AirPort Extreme card (see Note)
- Mac OS X 10.3 or later
- AirPort software version 3.3 or later for the AirPort Card (available via Software Update)
- AirPort software version 3.2 or later for the AirPort Extreme Card (available via Software Update)
If you don't know whether the base station is using WPA, contact the base station's administrator. If WPA is not in use, you should verify that your password is correct. If the administrator has enabled the access control list, then your computer's media access control (MAC) address would need to be added.
When clients that are not WPA capable must join a network, the administrator should consider using WEP instead.
This document does not apply to computers using non-Apple wireless cards. Check with the card manufacturer for WPA compatibility information and any required software updates.