Wifi emergency. Not my router, password too short for Apple devices D-:
August 28, 2013 5:41 AM Subscribe
Any hacks to force an Apple device to accept a 7-character wifi password?
posted by Opal to computers & internet (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I am staying at an AirBnB, so this is not my router and I can't change its password myself. Another thing I cannot do is connect any of the devices I brought with me for work to the Wi-Fi, because Apple doesn't accept passwords shorter than eight characters long.
I've read all I could find on the web and it seems like the safest, if not the only, fix is to change the router password. I am trying to reach the owner to see if that can happen, but she's on vacation and not likely to reply.
I understand Apple devices work like that for security, but I am dying here. My last hope is that one of you will know a gentle hack that I could use on my MacBook To temporarily bypass the 8-character password requirement.
I don't have much hope, but thought I'd try asking anyway. Thanks!