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    HELP! KEY not working (cannot connect 2internet)
    basically im using a belkin ADSL modem with wireless G router, my mac connects to the internet perfectly when a key is not used to secure the connection, but due to security the people i am sharing the wireless connection with, feel the need to put a key, now when they do this, it asks me to type the key in order to connect

    i have been typing the key correctly time after time and it keeps saying invalid password and is not letting me connect to the network but everybody else with windows laptops are connected, its only my mac that dont connect, so when the key is in use i cannot connect

    could anybody please suggest how i could overcome this

    thanks

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    I cant believe nobody came here to rescue the princess. Where are you ogre? I am coming Donkey.

    Its possible that whoever gave you the password made a typo or you made a typo when you copied it down. Double check anyways.

    Read this..This might clear out all the problems.
    AirPort, Time Capsule: Joining an encrypted wireless network
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1126

    excerpt from the above apple support article

    For non-Apple wireless WEP networks

    If you want to join a non-Apple encrypted wireless network from a computer with an AirPort card, you must use one of two different styles for password entry (which one you must use is decided by the network administrator). They are:

    ASCII password

    If you were given a password that is plain ASCII text, use the double quotation mark (") before and after the password. These are case-sensitive, and they are at least five characters long for 40-bit encrypted networks or at least 13 characters long for 128-bit encrypted networks.

    * Example of 40-bit: "pw123"
    * Example of 128-bit: "password12345"

    Hexadecimal password

    If you were given a password that uses only the hexadecimal range of characters (which are: abcdef0123456789), add a dollar sign ($) before the password. These passwords are at least 10 characters long for 40-bit encrypted networks or at least 26 characters long for 128-bit encrypted networks.

    Note: In a hexadecimal password, the dollar sign is called the Hex Escape. It notifies the software that the characters that follow it should be treated as a hexadecimal number. Other possible hex escapes are "0x" and "0X" (zero-x, and the "x" may be upper or lower case).

    Example of 40-bit: $1234abcdef

    Example of 128-bit: $12345678901234567890abcdef
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    lol

    hey thanks for that

    no i looked at the password myself and i am typing it in accurately 100% that aint the problem, i have also tried to put the $ in front of it but it is still saying invalid password i dont understand why, its annoying

    any other suggestions

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    Quote Originally Posted by princess View Post
    lol

    hey thanks for that

    no i looked at the password myself and i am typing it in accurately 100% that aint the problem, i have also tried to put the $ in front of it but it is still saying invalid password i dont understand why, its annoying

    any other suggestions
    If you dont mind can u post ur network key here? its not like we gonna leech your internet connection.YOu can also send me a private message.

    What is your system specs? Is your mac up to date?
    Is the router up to date on the latest firmware?

    also go over this faq and the posts in that thread
    http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=72865
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    hey thanks i got it sorted, my dad managed to do it

    finally

    thanks for your help

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