[Note: This tip is being (re)printed for those readers who will be receiving a new shiny PC this season. If you’ve known about this tip “since way back in 2003, dude,” then take a pill and move on.]

If you’re having trouble getting your Windows Vista flavor PC to connect to your wireless Apple Airport network, then your problem might be an incorrect equivalent network password. While Apple Mac’s can use the password that is assigned to the Airport router, other computers (including gizmos like Sony PSP) must use the hex-based equivalent network password. These two articles should help you sort out your errant password entries and get you Wi-Fied: