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MacBook Pro - Which Airport card for a new Mac Book Pro ?

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Hi, just picked up my new MBP and am staying with my parents.While im here i need to work off my MBP but can not connect to my parents wireless connection.

Do i just need to install an airport card?
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all new MBP's should have AirPort Extreme (802.11n) built in. Buying a card should not be necessary.

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Hi, any ideas how to connect? Ive tried to connect using the routers wep key but no luck?
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hm.. one of those "tried it, doesn't work, any help?" questions.

Some more information would be great:
Selected the right key (WPA, WEP, ...)?
Maybe there is a MAC filter and you have to add your new MAC address? Any error msg? can you ping the router?

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try putting a $ in front of your passkey.

its a common problem with mac's on some routers.
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