Results 1 to 12 of 12
  1. #1
    Can't Connect to Router

    Member Since
    Apr 20, 2013
    Posts
    7
    Can't Connect to Router
    Hi, Today I've been unable to connect with my router. I've tried resetting it and the modem multiple times and changed my settings on the router's administrative page sevral times as well to no avail. What keeps happening is when I type in my password to connect with the router it says, "The network 'name' requires a wpa password". I've tried security settings for wpa 2 and wpa, still no luck. I upgraded the router's firmware, nothing. I can get the internet when I'm plugged in to the router, I just can't get wi fi.

    Anyone have any suggestions?

  2. #2
    Can't Connect to Router
    chscag's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Location
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Posts
    45,216
    Specs:
    27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, Yosemite
    First, make sure you're connecting to your network and not that of a neighbor. It sounds like you're trying to connect to another network which is protected by WPA or WPA2 security. You should be able to recognize your own network from its name. That is, if you gave it a name when you set it up?

  3. #3
    Can't Connect to Router

    Member Since
    Apr 20, 2013
    Posts
    7
    yes, it was definitely my network I was trying to connect to. I recognized the SSID.

  4. #4
    Can't Connect to Router
    chscag's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Location
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Posts
    45,216
    Specs:
    27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, Yosemite
    OK, just making sure as it's a mistake that's easily made. If you've already tried to do a factory reset and that didn't work, you may have a defective router (WiFi radio failure). Do you have another that you can try? In the meantime, use the ethernet connection.

    By the way, the WiFi radio is usually the first thing that fails on a router - so it's not an uncommon occurrence.

  5. #5
    Can't Connect to Router

    Member Since
    Apr 20, 2013
    Posts
    7
    I was thinking the router might be defective, or else maybe the airport recognition is flawed or something. Unfortunately, I don't have a spare computer or router.

  6. #6
    Can't Connect to Router

    Member Since
    Apr 20, 2013
    Posts
    7
    I should also add that the router would show up in network prferences with varying degrees of strength. I was right next to it the whole time, but every time I reset everything, its strength would differ. Sometimes it would have full strength, sometimes only 2 or 3 bars, even though I was right next to it every time. The router is probably 5 years old.

  7. #7
    Can't Connect to Router
    chscag's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Location
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Posts
    45,216
    Specs:
    27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, Yosemite
    You can verify your Airport ability by clicking on the Apple symbol in the upper left corner of your screen and selecting "About this Mac". When that opens, select "More Info" and then select "System Report". Scroll on down to "Network" and select "WiFi". It'll take several seconds but a whole bunch of data should be displayed concerning your Airport card and type. That means it's working.

  8. #8
    Can't Connect to Router

    Member Since
    Apr 20, 2013
    Posts
    7
    I didn't find system report, but I went to contents>airport and all the specs showed up

  9. #9
    Can't Connect to Router
    chscag's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Location
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Posts
    45,216
    Specs:
    27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, Yosemite
    That means your Airport card in the Mac is OK. And since the router is 5 years old anyway, a new one would likely give you much better reception and WiFi speed.

  10. #10
    Can't Connect to Router

    Member Since
    Apr 20, 2013
    Posts
    7
    I guess without another computer to test we will not know. I just hate to drop 60-100 on something if it's not needed. Can you recommend a good router? I was thinking of going with the 150 Mbps medialink. It's an upgrade to what have now at only 54 Mbps, although I've heard even 54 is more than most will ever need.

  11. #11
    Can't Connect to Router
    chscag's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Location
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Posts
    45,216
    Specs:
    27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, Yosemite
    Your net speed is fast, very fast. As you say, probably more than you'll ever need although for streaming movies or videos, faster is better. As to which router, most any good named brand router will suffice. Apple routers are some of the best so you might consider one of those.

  12. #12
    Can't Connect to Router

    Member Since
    Apr 20, 2013
    Posts
    7
    cool, thanks for taking the time to help. Have a good weekend!

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Cannot connect to router?
    By mundane bob in forum Internet, Networking, and Wireless
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 05-05-2010, 07:23 PM
  2. can´t connect to router
    By Hintze in forum Internet, Networking, and Wireless
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 04-08-2009, 05:33 PM
  3. cannot connect to router....help
    By harryson0605 in forum Internet, Networking, and Wireless
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 11-23-2008, 03:02 PM
  4. can't connect using router
    By Reflex in forum Internet, Networking, and Wireless
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 02-22-2008, 08:48 AM
  5. Can't connect to router
    By bigdaddysheikh in forum Apple Desktops
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 02-16-2006, 08:34 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •