Cadet57
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Yet Another Wireless Network Problem...

Tue Jul 18, 2006 12:36 am

Right so my macbook arrived and now I cannot get it or my pc notebook to connect wirelessley to my network. The only computer that has net access is my desktop.

Any Ideas?
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clickhappy
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RE: Yet Another Wireless Network Problem...

Tue Jul 18, 2006 12:38 am

pretty vague!

Does either machine 'see' the wireless network?
 
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RE: Yet Another Wireless Network Problem...

Tue Jul 18, 2006 12:41 am

Quoting Clickhappy (Reply 1):
pretty vague!

Exactly. We need more info, such as the method of encryption you use.
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RE: Yet Another Wireless Network Problem...

Tue Jul 18, 2006 12:42 am

ok. sorry. Its on a lynksys router with firewall. I got the laptop back up, but still no mac. The mac reads the network and has a signal, but cannot go on the internet.
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RE: Yet Another Wireless Network Problem...

Tue Jul 18, 2006 12:44 am

well, the obvious answer is that the network is password-protected.

Can the mac ping the router? Is an IP being assigned?
 
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RE: Yet Another Wireless Network Problem...

Tue Jul 18, 2006 1:12 am

Go into System Preferences and click on Network. There should be a green light next to AirPort, and a message similar to:

AirPort is connected to the network XXXX. You are connected to the Internet via AirPort.

If it's not green, download a small app called MacStumbler, to search for networks and what their properties are, such as WEP protected, etc.
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