02-15-2005, 09:16 PM #1kingcrowing2GuestPowerbook conecting to a wireless network
So i just got my new 12" powerbook (well, new to me!) and i've got an airport card in it... it searched and found my wireless network, and when i'm booted up and i look at the connection thing, it says i have like most of the bars of connectivity (which is about right, thats what i get on my dell laptop) and i know the password is right, but when i open up safari it says it can't connect to the internet... When i was going through the OS X inital installer thing where you put in all your personal info it lets you set up your wireless network... and i got connected to mine through DHCP, but it asked about like DHCP name or ID or someithing and i didn't know that... can anyone help me??? thanks a lot!
02-15-2005, 10:17 PM #2
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When setting up the network name and password, you may need to put a "$" in front of your encryption key in order for it to work.
02-15-2005, 10:27 PM #3kingcrowing2Guest
oh ok, i'll try it
02-15-2005, 10:33 PM #4kingcrowing2Guest
nope... i put the "$" in, but then it wouldn't let me type the letters in, it would only let me type some letter, but it seemed like it connected before, just couldn't get any connectivity
02-15-2005, 10:53 PM #5tariqGuest
just guessing here, but DHCP name or ID may refer to your wireless network's name. are you sure you're using the right name?
can you connect to your router (goto the router setup website) from the powerbook?
02-15-2005, 11:06 PM #6kingcrowing2Guest
ugh, now i can't find where it asked me that, i tried going through the airport thing on the top, but it never asked for that, and i can't connect to my router either, but it shows signal strength
02-15-2005, 11:11 PM #7tariqGuest
when you left-click on the airport icon, do you see your network listed there? just above "other..."? that's your network name (assuming it's not another network that your pb is picking up--like a neighbour's)
02-15-2005, 11:13 PM #8kingcrowing2Guest
ya, i see that and i can go to the options for it and change the password and stuff, so i know the password is correct, i just can't connect, maybe i need to update the OS, its 10.3.4, i'll try pluging it into the network, then updating everything
02-16-2005, 01:28 AM #9IChingGuest
What is your router manufacturer and model? Some have firmware issues with macs. Sometimes a factory reset on the router is necessary, plus temporarily disabling all firewalls on the computer and router is necessary until you get hooked into the system.
02-16-2005, 12:34 PM #10vtupserGuest
Try reseting your router and starting from scratch (new password, WEP, etc.). Your IP address or MAC address might be blocked by your router so your computer will see the connection, but the router wont let you access it.
02-16-2005, 01:11 PM #11
Originally Posted by vtupser
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