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OK, that would seem to eliminate the school's wireless connection.

Before doing anything else, open up system preferences and go into the Network preferences. Verify that all airport settings are correct. The airport connection should be highlighted - check the location (should be Automatic), also check Network Name (should be school's network not something else).

Next, click on the Advanced button. Select Airport from the top menu and again check the network name and the type of security. Verify the security password or hex phrase.

Also click on TCP/IP, DNS, and Proxies (if required) and check that all those settings are correct. If you're not familiar with what they are, have someone from the school who manages the network to help you out.

If everything verifies OK, it may be time to start looking at the hardware. And that means the built in airport card. Really no way to test it other than over the network. That's why I wish there were some way to run an ethernet cable to your machine.

You say the town where your school is located is dead... that probably means no Apple store or authorized repair nearby? Is the machine still under warranty or applecare?

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