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    Aug 29, 2008
    New to Mac, help on wireless setup
    All, Totally new to the MAC world, have been an Windows user forever. Now that I bought a MAC notebook I am in a different World. I am attampting to set up the MAC for wireless use, Help!!! What do I click on, what are the steps to make this happen. I have a wireless router and my Windows PC tower is connected and works just fine.

    Thank you in advance for any help


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    Doug b's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jun 22, 2008
    Forest Hills, NYC
    15-inch Early 2008; Processor 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo; Memory 4 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM; 10.7.5
    I didn't want to go through all that, so I opted for the Airport Extreme. It was easy as turning it on and surfing. I'm assuming though, that it shouldn't be much different for your other router except that you'd have to use the networking app in utilities to set it up, I'm guessing. Sorry I can't be of more help to you right now. I don't even have my MB on.

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    mrplow's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 01, 2007
    27" iMac i7 (2011) 10.11, Mac Mini i5 (2014), iPhone6s, Apple Watch, iPad Air 2, New AppleTV (4?)
    Welcome to the forum!

    If your routers already configured and working it's easy.

    Just click the airport icon on the menu bar at the top of the screen. It's normally just to the left of the volume icon.

    Once clicked it will have your macbook scan for wireless networks. When it finds yours (assuming you broadcast the SSID) just click it. It will ask for the network key if you have your network secured and that's it.
    Not been around these parts for a while. Trying to change that . .

    Please use the reputation system if you think you've been helped - bottom left of this post

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    lakewoodlady's Avatar
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    Aug 08, 2008
    Taupo, New Zealand
    Macbook OS Leopard
    Hey, easy as dude, I have my macbook connected wirelessly to my desktop PC running Windows XP. I have a Netgear wireless router, what is yours? Do you need some more help setting it up?

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