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MAc book need help with wireless
I just got a mac book and it wont connect to my wireless. I know the wireless works cuase its working form my pc downstiars. Both of my other computers are PC's. What the fuck is up?
So you clicked the air-port icon by the battery, then went and clicked your wireless in the menu and it didn't work? Or what?
my pc was doin that..couldnt find the ip address and shit. i had to set it up manually..
click on your wireless icon in the upper right corner, open internet connect... select your network and input your password. make sure your airport is turned on as well. thats about as far as my knowledge goes.
ya i have done all that. it processes and shit but says airport couldn't connect. Its pissing me off.
are there any settings on your wireless set up that would not allow anymore users or restrictions? i would start there? have you connected to any other wireless networks? I ask that to see if your airport is working properly. and have you tried with the "use interference robustness" thing turned on? I have no idea what it does but it is worth a try.
are you broadcasting your SSID? cause if you're not you're gonna have to set it up manually also maybe you have mac filtering (not mac computer.. different mac) enabed on your wireless router inwhich case you'd have to find out what the mac address of your laptop wireless card is and add to to the allowed list on your router
Make sure you're not running any kind of strange encryption on your router. I am sure the mac is quite clever when it comes to figuring out what kind of encryption is being used, but some older kinds might not work. I believe 'WPA Personal' is the ideal one to use.
And yeah it could be MAC filtered like that dude said, so check for that too. But if it's just a home network, I really doubt it. Talk to whoever set it up.
Unfortunately, wireless networking is a fucking mess and has a lot of different things that can go wrong with it... it can work one minute and not work the next even if nothing actually changed, or it can work with one computer and not another for no discernible reason.
I'd first restart the router and your computer, if you haven't already. Then go buy a gun and shoot yourself. I've been dealing with networks since I was a kid, but this year in my house I've had a network that just gets slow and stops working for no reason. I've replaced everything from the computer to the outside cable line and yet it still happens sometimes and there's really no explanation for it.
i ended up killing my friends cat because i thought it looked at me funny. long story short my friend doesn't even have a cat and i woke up naked in a burger kings bathroom with a turd on my face.
Thanks ill try it when i get home from tennis today. I have tried most of those. Fucking hate computers.
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