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Hi there.

Firstly sorry if my question is in the wrong section.

I like to get a better understanding on conncting to my home router with a new work macbookpro. I'm very new to mac's, just got one for my new job *and absolutely love it!*

Im not sure if im able to get a connection as i dont have admin rights and some of the buttons to add new networks are greyed out. I heard from a friend that you can still connnect without admin rights, is there a way around not having admin rights.

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Do you not need a WEP key? It works no differently than any other laptop. If there is a lock at the side of the name of the network then you'll have to find out the password. Otherwise if its showing up it means its in range...


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clarify your post 4me, you have done this right?
upper left apple icon->System Preferences->network

and you see a padlock in the lower left, if you clicky on the padlock does it ask 4a password? is any of your work passwords work?

w/o the password you are prevented from discovering and or log onto other than work related networks.

at home have you tried the hardwire ethernets?
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