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  Extend your AirPort Network with AirPort Express
Subject:   WEP-only is a major limitation in my view
Date:   2004-12-23 15:52:18
From:   fsb
Response to: WEP-only is a major limitation in my view

an article on ars-technica says: "One note: when using the AirPort Express as a WDS, you are limited to either using 128-bit WEP or turning off security altogether. This was not mentioned on the AirPort Express pages on apple.com, although it is addressed in the manual. WPA is generally not supported over bridged connections on WiFi products due to the fact that WPA encrypts the MAC addresses which WDS relies on for communication. Keep this limitation in mind when using the Express as a bridge." makes sense; if wpa encrypts addresses, a bridge cannot possibly work.